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Poll: Best Score Winners (1930s-1940s)

Which of these films of the 1930s and the 1940s, that won the Academy Award for Best Music, do you think has the best score?

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    One Night of Love (1934)

    Award: Best Scoring

    Music by: Louis Silvers (head of department), Victor Schertzinger, and Gus Kahn

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    The Informer (1935)

    Award: Best Scoring

    Music by: Max Steiner

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    Anthony Adverse (1936)

    Award: Best Scoring

    Music by: Leo F. Forbstein (head of department) and Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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    One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)

    Award: Best Scoring

    Music by: Charles Previn (head of department) (no composer credit)

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    The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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    Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

    Award: Best Scoring

    Music by: Alfred Newman

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    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Herbert Stothart

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    Stagecoach (1939)

    Award: Best Scoring

    Music by: Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, and Leo Shuken

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    Pinocchio (1940)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, and Ned Washington

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    Tin Pan Alley (1940)

    Award: Best Scoring

    Music by: Alfred Newman

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    All That Money Can Buy (1941)

    Award: Best Music Score of a Dramatic Picture

    Music by: Bernard Herrmann

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    Dumbo (1941)

    Award: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

    Music by: Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace

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    Now, Voyager (1942)

    Award: Best Music Score of a Dramatic Picture or Comedy Picture

    Music by: Max Steiner

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    Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

    Award: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

    Music by: Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld

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    The Song of Bernadette (1943)

    Award: Best Music Score of a Dramatic Picture or Comedy Picture

    Music by: Alfred Newman

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    This Is the Army (1943)

    Award: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

    Music by: Ray Heindorf

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    Since You Went Away (1944)

    Award: Best Music Score of a Dramatic Picture or Comedy Picture

    Music by: Max Steiner

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    Cover Girl (1944)

    Award: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

    Music by: Carmen Dragon and Morris Stoloff

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    Spellbound (1945)

    Award: Best Music Score of a Dramatic Picture or Comedy Picture

    Music by: Miklós Rózsa

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    Anchors Aweigh (1945)

    Award: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

    Music by: George Stoll

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    The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

    Award: Best Music Score of a Dramatic Picture or Comedy Picture

    Music by: Hugo Friedhofer

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    The Jolson Story (1946)

    Award: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

    Music by: Morris Stoloff

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    A Double Life (1947)

    Award: Best Music Score of a Dramatic Picture or Comedy Picture

    Music by: Miklós Rózsa

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    Mother Wore Tights (1947)

    Award: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

    Music by: Alfred Newman

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    The Red Shoes (1948)

    Award: Best Music Score of a Dramatic Picture or Comedy Picture

    Music by: Brian Easdale

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    Easter Parade (1948)

    Award: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

    Music by: Johnny Green and Roger Edens

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    The Heiress (1949)

    Award: Best Music Score of a Dramatic Picture or Comedy Picture

    Music by: Aaron Copland

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    On the Town (1949)

    Award: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

    Music by: Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton


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