Crime School (1938)


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Film Music Structure for Crime School

Number Scene Type Time Theme Variant Gesture On-screen
1 opening title sequence 0:00:00 Signature Warner Brothers shield
2 0:00:08 Crime School Starring and cast list
3 0:00:37 Sue Mugshots of main characters
4 establish setting 0:01:16 Gangster Blues New York City streets
5 establish character 0:04:57 Elephant Walk Kids whistle as cop walks away
6 conflict 0:08:20 Underscoring (Tense) The kids confront the junk shop owner
7 0:08:27 Attacking Spike attacks the junk shop owner
8 0:09:32 Running away Kids run away from cops
9 0:09:40 Underscoring (Tense) Spike is captured by the cops
10 establish character 0:09:53 Underscoring (Mysterious) Frankie sneaks in the house
11 0:11:08 Sue Quasi Blues Sue talks to Frankie
12 advance plot 0:12:34 Sue Policeman Cop comes to the house
13 0:12:47 Policeman walks up stairs Cop walks up the stairs to Sue's flat
14 NIF The Courthouse
15 trial 0:20:38 Sue Minor Judge sentences boys to the reformatory
16 0:21:41 The Patrol Wagon Boys get loaded into the patrol wagon
17 establish character 0:23:15 The Warden Warden stands up to face the boys
18 advance plot 0:24:12 Underscoring (Mysterious) Gang settles into their room
19 develop character 0:27:20 Underscoring (Tense) Frankie is taken to the warden's office
20 0:27:46 The Warden Quasi Mysterioso Warden approaches Frankie with a whip
21 escape 0:28:01 Underscoring (Dramatic) Frankie escapes from the warden's office
22 0:28:16 Alarm Alarm sounds
23 0:28:21 Underscoring (Tense) Boys wonder about the alarm
24 0:28:27 Searchlights Boys wonder about the searchlight
25 0:28:32 Escaping Frankie runs and hides
26 0:28:47 Searchlights Sneaking Frankies hides from the searchlight
27 0:29:03 The Warden Risoluto Warden looks for Frankie
28 0:29:09 Underscoring (Dramatic) Frankie hides then runs
29 0:29:18 Sue Barbed Wire Frankie gets caught on barbed wire
30 0:29:34 The Warden The Guards Warden's guards run to catch Frankie
31 0:29:51 Dragging Warden's guards drag Frankie through the rain
32 0:29:58 The Warden Capture Frankie is caught and dragged to the warden
33 0:30:05 Window closing Boys close their window
34 0:30:08 Underscoring (Dramatic) Guards take Frankie inside
35 0:30:15 The Whip The warden uses his whip
36 comedy 0:33:18 Reform School Drill Reform school boys exercise outside
37 0:34:09 Reform School Drill Reform school boys exercise outside
38 0:34:10 Pants falling Squirt's pants fall down
39 0:35:01 Reform School Drill Coda Reform school boys exercise outside
40 advance plot 0:35:46 Underscoring (Gentle) Mark visits Frankie in the sick room
41 0:36:14 Marks Mark looks at the whip marks on Frankie's back
42 0:36:22 The Warden Punishment Warden defends his punishment
43 0:36:35 The Drunken Doctor Drunk doctor comes in
44 0:37:09 Underscoring (Subtle) Transition to cafeteria
45 comedy 0:48:02 The Painters Boys paint their room
46 0:48:32 Paint slap Boys hit each other with paint brushes
47 0:48:52 The Discus Thrower Spike announces his "work of art"
48 0:49:10 Underscoring (Gentle) Mark comes into the room
49 0:49:20 Spots Squirt has spots on his pajamas
50 0:49:31 Unveiling the statue Mark takes the veil off of the statue
51 0:49:40 Marble statue Fats talks to Mark
52 0:49:47 Underscoring (Gentle) Mark talks about making this room their home
53 0:50:45 Gangster Blues Painting The boys paint their room
54 0:50:55 Paints face Boy paints the guard's face
55 0:51:01 Slips on paint Guard chases boy then slips and falls on paint
56 0:51:05 The Warden Office The guard enters to talk to Mark
57 0:51:11 Laughing Mark laughs at the guard covered with paint
58 action scene 0:54:27 The Boiler Room Boys talk about stoking the boiler
59 0:54:46 Gangster Blues Mechanical Boys get to work
60 0:54:53 Temperature rising Close up of rising temperature gauge
61 0:55:07 Temperature stable Close up of stable temperature gauge
62 0:55:28 Temperature oscillating Close up of oscillating temperature gauge
63 0:55:31 Boiler Overheating Danger as the boiler gets really hot
64 0:56:04 Gangster Blues Explosion The boiler explodes
65 0:56:17 Kids running down Kids run down stairs
66 0:56:27 Whistle Close up of whistle
67 0:56:37 Running around Boys run out of the building
68 0:56:46 Fireman Boiler room worker orders kids back
69 0:56:50 Underscoring (Dramatic) Mark goes to rescue Squirt
70 0:57:05 Going down Mark descends into the boiler room
71 0:57:12 Temperature rising 2 The temperature gauge rises
72 0:57:21 Explosion Mark pulls Squirt out of the boiler room
73 0:57:29 Mark Saves Boy Mark carries Squirt up the stairs
74 advance plot 0:57:38 Sue Hospital The doctor takes care of Squirt in the hospital
75 0:59:13 Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet The boys sing in the shoe repair shop
76 1:06:17 Underscoring (Tense) Spike talks to Frankie about his sister
77 1:06:55 Underscoring (Dramatic) Frankie hits Spike
78 1:07:09 Sue Mysterious Spike talks to Frankie about his sister
79 1:07:37 Sue Troubled Frankie is troubled about his sister
80 1:08:48 Sue Prison Moods Boys talk to Frankie about his sister
81 1:09:46 Underscoring (Tense) Boys talk to Frankie
82 1:09:50 Keys Spike tosses keys on bed
83 1:10:32 Gun toss Spike tosses gun on bed
84 mad scene 1:10:38 Sue Whispering Frankie hears voices
85 escape 1:11:24 Underscoring (Dramatic) Boys plot their escape
86 1:11:57 Window opening Boys open the window
87 1:12:03 The Escape Boys escape
88 1:12:03 Jumping down Boys jump out of the window
89 1:12:11 Peeking Cooper peeks out from the window
90 1:12:21 Underscoring (Tense) Cooper talks with the warden
91 1:12:35 Underscoring (Mysterious) The boys walk through the city
92 1:13:05 Climbing ladder Frankie climbs the ladder
93 conflict 1:13:10 Sue Grazioso Sue and Mark talk in the kitchen
94 1:13:25 Window opening 2 Frankie opens the window
95 1:13:27 Parting curtains Frankie parts the curtains
96 1:13:28 Sue Sneaky Frankie sneaks in with his gun
97 1:13:38 Sue Grazioso Mysterioso Frankie confronts Sue and Mark
98 1:14:26 Underscoring (Tense) Mark talks to policeman
99 1:15:26 Lights on Sue turns the lights on
100 1:15:31 Underscoring (Dramatic) Frankie fights Spike
101 resolution 1:22:31 Resolution Sue enters the room
102 1:22:53 The Courthouse Judge Door to the judge's chambers
103 1:24:18 Sue Allegretto Boys talk about Sue
104 1:24:27 Sue The End The End
105 end title 1:24:33 Gangster Blues End Title Cast list
106 1:24:49 Sue End Credits Cast list