Louis Levy

Louis Levy

Known for: Sound
Birthday: 1894-11-20
Deathday: 1957-08-18 (62 years old)

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Louis Levy (20 November 1894 – 18 August 1957) was an English film composer and music director, who worked in particular on Alfred Hitchcock and Will Hay films. He was born in London and died in Slough, Berkshire.


As a child Louis Levy played the violin, beginning with a toy violin that his father bought him at the age of seven. He later became the pupil of Guido Papini but due to his parents' limited means, ended his studies with Papini and began a period of self-study. This led to him gaining a scholarship at the London College of Music. Papini refused to allow Levy to study under anyone else, so resumed his tuition, this time free of charge.


He started his career in 1910 arranging and performing music for silent films. In 1916 he became musical director for the New Gallery Cinema in London. In 1921, he went to the Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion as Music Chief and is credited with being the first to develop the theme song in movies.


At the beginning of talkies, he joined the Gaumont British studios at Shepherd’s Bush, where he became the head of the music department for all Gainsborough Pictures productions from 1933 onwards. The rich sounds emanating from his large orchestra are all the more impressive when one realises that electrical sound industry was barely ten years old. He worked in particular on Alfred Hitchcock and Will Hay films.


He later had a long running BBC radio series Music From the Movies, which started in 1936 and went on until the 1950s.


At this time, through the sheer necessity of having to produce so much music he employed several talented arrangers, among them Peter Yorke ) and Bretton Byrd, who was his chief music editor at Gaumont British.

Filmography

All 115

Movies 115

Director 81

Writter 2

Producer 1

Music Director
No Time for Tears

No Time for Tears (1957)

Movie
Music
Woman in a Dressing Gown

Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)

Movie
Music Director
Let's Be Happy

Let's Be Happy (1957)

Movie
Music Director
It's Great to be Young!

It's Great to be Young! (1956)

Movie
Music Director
Now and Forever

Now and Forever (1956)

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Conductor
Moby Dick

Moby Dick (1956)

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10
Music Director
The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters (1955)

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1
Conductor
The Dark Avenger

The Dark Avenger (1955)

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Music Director
Isn't Life Wonderful!

Isn't Life Wonderful! (1954)

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Music Director
Duel in the Jungle

Duel in the Jungle (1954)

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Music Director
Happy Ever After

Happy Ever After (1954)

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Conductor
Will Any Gentleman...?

Will Any Gentleman...? (1953)

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Music Director
South of Algiers

South of Algiers (1953)

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Music Director
24 Hours of a Woman's Life

24 Hours of a Woman's Life (1952)

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Music Director
Where's Charley?

Where's Charley? (1952)

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Music Director
So Little Time

So Little Time (1952)

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Music Director
Young Wives' Tale

Young Wives' Tale (1951)

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Music Director
Captain Horatio Hornblower

Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)

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Music Director
The Franchise Affair

The Franchise Affair (1951)

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Music Director
Portrait of Clare

Portrait of Clare (1950)

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Music Director
Murder Without Crime

Murder Without Crime (1950)

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Music Director
Stage Fright

Stage Fright (1950)

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4
Conductor
Obsession

Obsession (1949)

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Music Director
Man on the Run

Man on the Run (1949)

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Music Director
The Queen of Spades

The Queen of Spades (1949)

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Music Director
Caravan

Caravan (1946)

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Associate Producer
I'll Be Your Sweetheart

I'll Be Your Sweetheart (1945)

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Music Director
Love Story

Love Story (1944)

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Music Director
Two Thousand Women

Two Thousand Women (1944)

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Music Director
Give Us the Moon

Give Us the Moon (1944)

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Music Director
Time Flies

Time Flies (1944)

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Music Director
Fanny by Gaslight

Fanny by Gaslight (1944)

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Music Director
The Adventures of Tartu

The Adventures of Tartu (1943)

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Music Director
Dear Octopus

Dear Octopus (1943)

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Music Director
The Man in Grey

The Man in Grey (1943)

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Music Director
The Young Mr. Pitt

The Young Mr. Pitt (1942)

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Music Director
Uncensored

Uncensored (1942)

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Musical
Back-Room Boy

Back-Room Boy (1942)

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Music
Cottage to Let

Cottage to Let (1941)

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Music
Inspector Hornleigh Goes to It

Inspector Hornleigh Goes to It (1941)

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4
Original Music Composer
Gasbags

Gasbags (1941)

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Music Director
Neutral Port

Neutral Port (1940)

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Music / Music Director
Night Train to Munich

Night Train to Munich (1940)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Girl in the News

Girl in the News (1940)

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Music
Busman's Honeymoon

Busman's Honeymoon (1940)

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Music
For Freedom

For Freedom (1940)

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Music Director
An Englishman's Home

An Englishman's Home (1940)

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Music
Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday

Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939)

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Music Director
A Girl Must Live

A Girl Must Live (1939)

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Music Director
Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

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Music Director
Ask a Policeman

Ask a Policeman (1939)

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Music Director
The Lambeth Walk

The Lambeth Walk (1939)

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Original Music Composer
The Citadel

The Citadel (1938)

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Original Music Composer / Music Director
The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

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6
Music Director
Crackerjack

Crackerjack (1938)

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Music Director
Alf's Button Afloat

Alf's Button Afloat (1938)

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Music Director
Sailing Along

Sailing Along (1938)

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Music
Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday (1938)

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Original Music Composer / Music Director
Young and Innocent

Young and Innocent (1937)

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3.5
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Non-Stop New York

Non-Stop New York (1937)

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Composer
The Gap

The Gap (1937)

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Music Director
Doctor Syn

Doctor Syn (1937)

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Music Director
Gangway

Gangway (1937)

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Conductor
O-Kay for Sound

O-Kay for Sound (1937)

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Music / Music Director
Sabotage

Sabotage (1937)

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6
Music Director
Command Performance

Command Performance (1937)

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Music Director
All In!

All In! (1936)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Everything Is Thunder

Everything Is Thunder (1936)

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Music Director
Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose (1936)

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Music Director
East Meets West

East Meets West (1936)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Seven Sinners

Seven Sinners (1936)

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Music Director
Secret Agent

Secret Agent (1936)

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4.8
Composer
It's Love Again

It's Love Again (1936)

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Original Music Composer
Foreign Affaires

Foreign Affaires (1935)

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Music Director
Bulldog Jack

Bulldog Jack (1935)

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Additional Music / Music Director
The Passing of the Third Floor Back

The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935)

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Composer
Boys Will Be Boys

Boys Will Be Boys (1935)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director / Conductor
The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps (1935)

Movie
4.67
Music
Brown on Resolution

Brown on Resolution (1935)

Movie
Music Director
Oh, Daddy!

Oh, Daddy! (1935)

Movie
Music Director
Car of Dreams

Car of Dreams (1935)

Movie
Music Director
My Heart Is Calling

My Heart Is Calling (1935)

Movie
Music Director
Dirty Work

Dirty Work (1934)

Movie
Music Director
The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

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1
Music Director
Road House

Road House (1934)

Movie
Music Director
Little Friend

Little Friend (1934)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Forbidden Territory

Forbidden Territory (1934)

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Music Director
My Old Dutch

My Old Dutch (1934)

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Music Director
A Cup of Kindness

A Cup of Kindness (1934)

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Music Director
Man of Aran

Man of Aran (1934)

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Music Director
Evergreen

Evergreen (1934)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Ghoul

The Ghoul (1933)

Movie
6
Composer
Sleeping Car

Sleeping Car (1933)

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Writer
Waltz Time

Waltz Time (1933)

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Music
The Man from Toronto

The Man from Toronto (1933)

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Music Director
The Midshipmaid

The Midshipmaid (1932)

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Music Director
After the Ball

After the Ball (1932)

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Music Director
Baroud

Baroud (1932)

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Music Director
Rome Express

Rome Express (1932)

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Composer
There Goes the Bride

There Goes the Bride (1932)

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Music Director
Love on Wheels

Love on Wheels (1932)

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Music Director
Jack's the Boy

Jack's the Boy (1932)

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Music Director
The Faithful Heart

The Faithful Heart (1932)

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Music Director
White Face

White Face (1932)

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Music Director
Lord Babs

Lord Babs (1932)

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Music Director
Michael and Mary

Michael and Mary (1931)

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Composer
No Lady

No Lady (1931)

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Music
The Stronger Sex

The Stronger Sex (1931)

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Music Director
Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast (1930)

Movie
Music
Symphony in Two Flats

Symphony in Two Flats (1930)

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Music Director
Just for a Song

Just for a Song (1930)

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Music Director
Balaclava

Balaclava (1928)

Movie
Music Arranger
The Arcadians

The Arcadians (1927)

Movie
Music
She

She (1925)

Movie
Writer
Madame de Thèbes

Madame de Thèbes (1915)

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.46
Based on 292 Tausend movie and tv ratings over time
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1934
1938
1935
1957

Information

Known for
Sound

Gender
Male

Birthday
1894-11-20

Deathday
1957-08-18 (62 years old)

Place of birth
London, United Kingdom

Citizenships
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, United Kingdom

Also known as
L. Levy


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