Harold Spina


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Little Miss Broadway (1938) -- (Movie Clip) Be Optimistic Opening with Shirley Temple replacing the youngest of the Brian Sisters trio, with a tune by Harold Spina and Walter Bullock, then Jane Darwell confirming her usual status as an orphan, in this case just being adopted, in Little Miss Broadway, 1938, featuring George Murphy and Jimmy Durante.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) -- (Movie Clip) How Can I Thank You? Shirley Temple relates to her new adoptive sister (Phyllis Brooks), who helps run the show-biz hotel, where Jimmy Durante is rehearsing his band, and the owner next door (Edna Mae Oliver, with brother Donald Meek) has a problem with noise, song by Harold Spina and Walter Bullock, in Little Miss Broadway, 1938.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) -- (Movie Clip) We Should Be Together Shirley Temple, adopted by the operators of a showbiz hotel, hopes to persuade the owners not to shut it down, and happily meets their agreeable nephew, George Murphy, celebrating with another Harold Spina/Walter Bullock tune, choreographed by Nick Castle, in Little Miss Broadway, 1938.
Music For Millions (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Toscanini, Iturbi And Me Horsing around in rehearsal, the mostly-female wartime orchestra, Margaret O’Brien watches big sister June Allyson on bass, Marsha Hunt on harp, then manager Jimmy Durante with a modified version (Iturbi instead of Stokowski) of one of his standards, the conductor himself arriving, in Music For Millions, 1944.
Phenix City Story, The (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Phenix City Blues Pinup girl and later soap opera actress Meg Myles (as "Judy") is plenty plausible as a draw for the patrons of the "Poppy Club," (who came largely from Fort Benning, in Georgia) performing "Phenix City Blues" by Harold Spina in director Phil Karlson's The Phenix City Story, 1955.