Saul Chaplin

Composer, Songwriter, Arranger
After graduating from NYU, Saul Chaplin teamed with lyricist Sammy Cahn and wrote songs for vaudeville. By the late 1930s, the team was producing a series of musical shorts at Vitaphone. Among their more successful ... Read more »
Born: 02/19/1912 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (38)

Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012 (Movie)

("(It Will Have To Do) Until The Real Thing Comes Along") (Song)

A Guy Thing 2003 (Movie)

("The Anniversary Song") (Song)

The Crew 2000 (Movie)

("(It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along") (Song)

Angela's Ashes 1999 (Movie)

("Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You're Grand)") (Song)

Payback 1999 (Movie)

("Anniversary Song") (Song)

Nil By Mouth 1998 (Movie)

("Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (Means That You're Grand)") (Song)

Search and Destroy 1995 (Movie)

(Song)

Search and Destroy 1995 (Movie)

("Shoe Shine Boy") (Song Performer)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

("You Wonderful You" from "Summer Stock") (Music)

Swing Kids 1993 (Movie)

("Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You're Grand)") (Song)

The Last Metro 1981 (Movie)

("Bei mir bist due schon") (Music)

That's Entertainment Part 2 1976 (Movie)

special lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Star! 1968 (Movie)

("In My Garden of Joy") (Song)

Merry Andrew 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Merry Andrew 1958 (Movie)

songs("The Pipes of Pan" "The Square Root of the Hypotenuse" "You Can't Always Have What You Want" "Everything is Tickety-Boo" "Chin Up, Stout Fella" "Salud" "Buona Fortuna") (Song)

High Society 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

The Teahouse of the August Moon 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

Interrupted Melody 1955 (Movie)

music direction (Music)

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1954 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1954 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Give a Girl a Break 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

Kiss Me Kate 1953 (Movie)

music direction (Music)

Lovely to Look At 1951 (Movie)

music director (Music)

An American in Paris 1950 (Movie)

(Music)

An American in Paris 1950 (Movie)

(Original Music)

On the Town 1949 (Movie)

vocal arranger (Music Arranger)

Jolson Sings Again 1948 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Time Out For Rhythm 1940 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Manhattan Merry-Go-Round 1936 (Movie)

(Music)

Argentine Nights (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Argentine Nights (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Blind Faith (TV Show)

Song

Honolulu Lu (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Sombrero (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Summer Stock (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Summer Stock (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

Two Yanks in Trinidad (Movie)

(Songwriter)
Producer (8)

That's Entertainment Part 2 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Man of La Mancha 1972 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Star! 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sound of Music 1965 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

West Side Story 1961 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Can-Can 1960 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Merry Andrew 1958 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Les Girls 1957 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Actor (3)

Musicals Great Musicals 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After graduating from NYU, Saul Chaplin teamed with lyricist Sammy Cahn and wrote songs for vaudeville. By the late 1930s, the team was producing a series of musical shorts at Vitaphone. Among their more successful tunes were "Until the Real Thing Comes Along" (1938) and "Please Be Kind" (1938). Cahn and Chaplin penned English lyrics to the Yiddish musical comedy number "Bei Meir Bist Du Schon" and the 1937 Andrews Sisters recording was a million-seller.

Relationships

Betty Chaplin

Wife
survived him

Judy Prince

Daughter
survived him married to producer, director Harold Prince

Daisy Prince

Granddaughter

Charles Prince

Grandson

EDUCATION

School of Commerce, New York University

New York , New York 1924 - 1929
played piano at dances in spare time

Milestones

1976

Last film as producer, "That's Entertainment, Part 2"

1967

First film as producer, "Star!"

1961

Shared a third Oscar for adaptation of the Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim score to "West Side Story"

1957

First film as associate producer, "Les Girls"

1956

With Johnny Green, received Academy Award nod for "High Society"

1954

Won second Oscar (shared with Adolph Deutsch) for "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"

1953

Nominated for an Academy Award for his adaptation of the Cole Porter score to "Kiss Me, Kate"

1951

Shared first Oscar for adapting the Gershin score to "An American in Paris"

1948

Moved to MGM

1947

Collaborated with Al Jolson on "The Anniversary Song", a million-seller

1940

Joined Columbia Pictures

1933

Teamed with lyricist Sammy Cahn as songwriter for stage and vaudeville

Later wrote for Betty Hutton, Phil Silvers, Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters; had big hit with "Bei Meir Bis Du Schon"

With Sammy Cahn, made a series of musical shorts for Vitaphone in the late 1930s; most famous songs included "Until the Real Thing Comes Along" and "Please Be Kind"

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