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Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]

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Theme name: Hell on Frisco Bay
Start time: 1:03:46
End time: 1:04:15
Total duration: 0:00:29
Page #: 76
Measure #: 38
Scene: Reel 9 Part 1
Key: Eb
Meter: 4/4
Marking: Tenderly
Instrumentation: strings, orchestra
Description: Romantic, dancelike variant of the "Hell on Frisco Bay" theme as Marcia tells Steve that she still loves him; but the cue ends bitterly when Marcia states that she won't bother Steve again; at this point, the music becomes harsher, with a deceptive arrival and a tense, sustained brass chord leading up to a door slam, which is followed by dramatic silence
On-screen: Marcia talks to Steve
Music annotations: [m. 42] molto accel; [m. 45] sfz / molto rit; [m. 47] sfz / sfz; [m. 48] p
Film annotations: [m. 45] End phrase; [m. 48] Phone; [m. 49] (Silent) / Stands up
Orchestration annotations: [m. 45] harp / timp / pianos / basses; [m. 46] (timp)

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