Arthur Morton

Birthday:
08/08/1908
Place of birth:
Duluth, Minnesota, USA:
Biography:
Arthur Morton was an American music composer and orchestrator for film and television productions. Arthur Morton, aka Arthur Goldberg, was born on 8th August 1908 in Duluth at the southern end of Lake Superior, 150 miles from Minneapolis. He was educated at West High School , 2808 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. The school closed in 1982. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota, on the east bank of the Mississippi River, where he also played in jazz bands. He graduated in 1929 and after a year studying law and undertaking further graduate work in philosophy he moved to Los Angeles. Surprisingly, there is no mention of him receiving an advanced musical education. In 1935 he married Emmy Lou Hellman, the daughter of screenwriter Sam Hellman and the sister of Verna Fields, the Academy Award winning film editor of “Jaws”. His 65-year career in Hollywood began in the music departments of the Hal Roach Studios - of Laurel and Hardy fame - and at Columbia Pictures, composing and orchestrating uncredited stock music. His first credited film score was for Night Life of the Gods (1935). While at Columbia he began collaborating with George Duning, aka George Dunning, composing additional music for films such as the 1949 film Lust for Gold and eventually becoming Duning’s orchestrator. During the period, he composed and orchestrated music for over fifty films including: From Here To Eternity (1953), The Man From Laramie (1955), Kismet (1955), and the cult film Oceans Eleven (1960) staring The Rat Pack. In 1955, he orchestrated perhaps the most famous of George Duning’s scores for the film Picnic, which included the hit song Theme from Picnic, which in the film, was blended with the 1930’s standard Moonglow. The score was nominated in 1956 for an Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Jerry Goldsmith Online

Credits

Midsummer (1999)
as Puck
L.A. Confidential
Orchestrator
Star Trek: First Contact
Orchestrator
Chain Reaction
Orchestrator
The Shadow
Orchestrator
Total Recall
Orchestrator
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Orchestrator
First Blood
Orchestrator
Islands in the Stream
Original Music Composer
The Omen
Orchestrator
Papillon
Orchestrator
Patton
Orchestrator
In Like Flint
Original Music Composer
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
Orchestrator
Paris When It Sizzles
Orchestrator
Move Over, Darling
Orchestrator
Two Rode Together
Orchestrator
A Raisin in the Sun
Orchestrator
Ocean's Eleven
Orchestrator
Say One for Me
Original Music Composer
Pal Joey
Orchestrator
3:10 to Yuma
Orchestrator
Jeanne Eagels
Orchestrator
He Laughed Last
Original Music Composer
Three Stripes in the Sun
Original Music Composer
Queen Bee
Orchestrator
Chicago Syndicate
Original Music Composer
Pushover
Original Music Composer
It Should Happen to You
Orchestrator
The Big Heat
Original Music Composer
Gun Fury
Original Music Composer
From Here to Eternity
Orchestrator
The Lady and the Bandit
Orchestrator
The Harlem Globetrotters
Original Music Composer
Father Is a Bachelor
Original Music Composer
The Lady from Shanghai
Orchestrator
Johnny O'Clock
Orchestrator
Home Sweet Homicide
Orchestrator
Laura
Orchestrator
Strange Affair
Original Music Composer
The Lady and the Monster
Orchestrator
Quiet Please, Murder
Orchestrator
Inflation
Orchestrator
Merrily We Live
Orchestrator
The Awful Truth
Original Music Composer
Theodora Goes Wild
Original Music Composer
She Gets Her Man
Original Music Composer
Princess O'Hara
Original Music Composer
Night Life of the Gods
Original Music Composer

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