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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

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Theme name: Dust Be My Destiny
Variant name: Radio
Start time: 0:52:28
End time: 0:55:00
Total duration: 0:02:32
Page #: 124
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 7 Part 1
Key: Bb
Meter: 2/2
Tempo (bpm): 69
Marking: Molto modto
Instrumentation: dance band

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Description: The song "Dust Be My Destiny" is being played as source music, coming in from across the street (played on the radio or a phonograph); Joe comments on this song "I'm beginning to like that tune. It's the way I feel" (walking to the window); the first verse is sung by a female vocalist, followed by two instrumental verses - this dance band version was recorded and arranged by Ray Heindorf
On-screen: Mabel in an apartment
Music annotations: [m. 1] cue: X X X / molto modto / mp; [m. 30] Dear Hugo! look at the end of Heindorf's score - so it matches well / Hugo! we may have to play this with "sardines" (I can't tell until I hear it)
Film annotations: [m. 11] I'm not going to have a kid; [m. 19] Hand in drawer; [m. 23] Joe takes hat; [m. 25] I'll go with you; [m. 27] I want to go alone; [m. 29] You've got your gun?
Analysis: Steiner shows only the melody in the sketches, and only lines up the dialogue with the final (instrumental) verse

conflict | leading lady | leading man | popular song | radio | room | score to source | somber | source music