Ralph Blane


Songwriter

Biography

Filmography

 

Music (Feature Film)

Green Book (2018)
Song
How to Be Single (2016)
Song
Krampus (2015)
Song
Jurassic World (2015)
Song
Love the Coopers (2015)
Song
The Monuments Men (2014)
Song
The Best Man Holiday (2013)
Song
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Song
A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas (2011)
Song
Obsessed (2009)
Song
Sex and the City (2008)
Song
This Christmas (2007)
Song
Deck The Halls (2006)
Music Composer
The Notorious Bettie Page (2006)
Song
The Family Stone (2005)
Song
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Song
Surviving Christmas (2004)
Song
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Song ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
Bad Santa (2003)
Song
High Crimes (2002)
Song
The Next Best Thing (2000)
Song
Hanging Up (2000)
Song
A Civil Action (1998)
Song
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Song
The Associate (1996)
Song
Gravesend (1995)
Song
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Song ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
That's Entertainment! III (1994)
Theme Lyrics
That's Entertainment! III (1994)
Song
Taking the Heat (1993)
Song
The Long Day Closes (1992)
Music Composer
Singles (1992)
Song
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
Song
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Song
Heat (1987)
Song
The Godfather (1972)
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The Victors (1963)
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The Girl Most Likely (1958)
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The Girl Rush (1955)
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Tennessee Champ (1954)
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The French Line (1954)
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Athena (1954)
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Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953)
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Fearless Fagan (1952)
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Cattle Town (1952)
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Skirts Ahoy! (1952)
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Half Angel (1951)
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My Blue Heaven (1950)
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One Sunday Afternoon (1949)
Original Music and lyr
One Sunday Afternoon (1949)
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My Dream Is Yours (1949)
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South of St. Louis (1949)
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Summer Holiday (1948)
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Good News (1947)
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Cynthia (1947)
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No Leave, No Love (1946)
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Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
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Two Smart People (1946)
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Easy to Wed (1946)
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Thrill of a Romance (1945)
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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
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Broadway Rhythm (1944)
Vocal Arrangements
Broadway Rhythm (1944)
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Thousands Cheer (1944)
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Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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Girl Crazy (1943)
Vocal Arrangements
Best Foot Forward (1943)
Composer

Music (Short)

Spreadin' the Jam (1945)
Music

Life Events

1944

Wrote lyrics to Hugh Martin's music for the songs for the musical "Meet Me in St. Louis"

1952

Was the sole songwriter for the Broadway musical "Three Wishes for Jamie"

1989

Reunited with Martin to write 10 new songs for the stage version of "Meet Me in St. Louis"

Videos

Movie Clip

Ziegfeld Follies (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Love (Lena Horne) A relatively modest production number, in MGM’s three million dollar musical, based on the premise of deceased impresario Florenz Ziegfeld imagining the show he could stage with MGM talent, Lena Horne with an original tune by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, in Ziegfeld Follies, 1946.
Summer Holiday (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Our Home Town From the top, Walter Huston as dad Nat Miller introduces the gimmick, original tunes by Harry Warren and Ralph Blane serving as exposition in the musical adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness, bringing in Butch Jenkins, Michael Kirby, Marilyn Maxwell, Selena Royle, Frank Morgan and Agnes Moorehead, in Summer Holiday, 1948, produced by Arthur Freed for MGM.
Summer Holiday (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Afraid To Fall In Love Setting may look a little more Hollywood than the purported Danville, Connecticut, but Mickey Rooney as graduating Richard is lobbying for a smooch from girlfriend Muriel (Gloria De Haven), director Rouben Mamoulian giving them rope with a Harry Warren/Ralph Blane original, in Summer Holiday, 1948, from producer Arthur Freed for MGM.
Summer Holiday (1948) -- (Movie Clip) The Stanley Steamer Graduation from Danville, CT High School, June 1906, Mickey Rooney as ebullient Richard hears first from Gloria De Haven as girlfriend Muriel, then joins Agnes Moorehed (“Cousin Lily”) and his dad (Walter Huston) as they board the genuine car, with another original song by Harry Warren and Ralph Blane, in the musical adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness!, from MGM’s Arthur Freed unit, Summer Holiday, 1948.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Love (Lena Horne) A relatively modest production number, in MGM’s three million dollar musical, based on the premise of deceased impresario Florenz Ziegfeld imagining the show he could stage with MGM talent, Lena Horne with an original tune by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, in Ziegfeld Follies, 1946.
Athena (1954) -- (Movie Clip) Harmonize Perturbed lawyer Adam (Edmund Purdom) at the home of mystically inclined fitness nuts, Louis Calhern as Grandpa, Jane Powell the title character, Debbie Reynolds and Vic Damone in chorus, and Steve Reeves the disdainful body-builder, another Martin & Blane song, in MGM’s Athena, 1954.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) -- (Movie Clip) The Boy Next Door Esther (Judy Garland) performs "The Boy Next Door" by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane in Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944, directed by Vincente Minnelli.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) -- (Movie Clip) What Makes A WAVE? Esther Williams as outstanding U.S. Navy WAVES recruit Whitney, gets chosen as her company officer, and celebrates with a song by Harry Warren and Ralph Blane, supported by all five DeMarco sisters, in MGM’s Skirts Ahoy!, 1952.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) -- (Movie Clip) What Good Is A Gal? (Without A Guy?) Three “WAVES” (In WWII lingo, Women Accepted For Volunteer Emergency Service), Esther Williams, Vivian Blaine blonde Yancy, Joan Evans redhead Mary Kate, on leave in Chicago short of ideas, but with an original song by Harry Warren and Ralph Blane, in MGM’s Skirts Ahoy!, 1952.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) -- (Movie Clip) Glad To Have You Aboard Having arrived each with their own back-stories and character sketches, their first morning in the barracks, Joan Evans as Mary Kate, Vivian Blaine as Yancy leading the song by Harry Warren and Ralph Blane, finding top-billed Esther Williams, and a fancy MGM montage, in Skirts Ahoy!, 1952.
Athena (1954) -- (Movie Clip) Vocalize Nutty numerologist and amateur gardener Jane Powell (title character) has inserted herself into the household of lawyer Adam (Edmund Purdom), mulching to a Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane tune, meeting singer-client Johnny (Vic Damone) on the way out, in MGM’s Athena, 1954.
Athena (1954) -- (Movie Clip) The Girl Next Door Swiftly to business in MGM’s light comic musical for contract stars, first Vic Damone as TV star Johnny Nye, bobby-soxers packing the studio, with a Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane song introduced ten years earlier by Judy Garland, in Athena, 1954, also starring Jane Powell.

Family

George Blane
Son

Bibliography