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Star of Midnight (1935)

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Theme name: Swing it Sister
Composer: Burton Lane; Harold C. Adamson
Start time: 0:10:50
End time: 0:13:53
Total duration: 0:03:03
Page #: no score available
Measure #: no score available
Scene: no score available
Key: C - Bb - D - C
Meter: 2/2
Tempo (bpm): 126
Instrumentation: jazz band

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Description: An upbeat popular tune featuring a jazz ensemble is played in a swanky penthouse as Clay meets with Jim; Jim purposely turns up the music coming from the radio, and Clay comments that "the radio's awfully loud"; later he turns the radio music down a bit, and the music gets quieter as they move into the other room; over the music, a radio announcer states that Mary Smith has mysteriously disappeared; he also states that the music is played by "Nick Smith" and his orchestra
On-screen: Clay talks with Jim
Analysis: This tune is in AABA structure; the arrangement takes it through several keys

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