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200 results for "ominous" in 32 films — see also dark | evil | foreboding | heavy | menacing | sinister | threatening | tragic

FilmTheme nameInstanceTags
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)Spring Time (Ominous)1:31:04 - The children enter the palace9th chord | 64 chord | augmented sixth chord | bright | cheerful | child | common-chord modulation | conversing | deceptive resolution | diminished third chord | duke | governess | leading lady | leading man | mode mixture | ominous | palace | surprise | transition

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Henriette (Ominous)1:31:15 - Henriette talks to the Duke9th chord | 64 chord | added-note chord | conversing | duke | foreign key modulation | governess | hopeful | leading lady | leading man | love scene | ominous | palace | reassuring

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Henriette (Expressivo)1:32:32 - Henriette enters the palacedissonant bass | governess | leading lady | love scene | ominous | palace | somber | walking

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Screwissimo1:48:47 - The Duke goes madchromatic scale | conflict | conversing | creepy | disturbing | duke | leading lady | leading man | madness | ominous | room | whole-tone chord

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Desperation (Slow)1:48:58 - The Duke leaveschromatic scale | conflict | dissonant bass | duke | leading lady | leading man | leaving | ominous | room | tense

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

The Murder1:51:56 - The Duke advances towards the Duchessapproaching | blur | chromatic scale | climax | dark | diminished 7th chord | duchess | duke | leading lady | leading man | menacing | murder | murdering | murder scene | ominous | pc set | room | strangling

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

The Duchess (Dramatic)1:52:48 - Soldiers confront Henrietteaccusing | arresting | augmented sixth chord | conflict | landlady | leading lady | ominous | realizing | room | soldier | suspect | tense

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Henriette (Grandioso) + Desperation (Grandioso)1:53:13 - The police wagon leavesarresting | bold | carriage | conflict | conversing | crowd | crying | dark | dissonant bass | fragmentation | landlady | leading lady | ominous | soldier | street | suspect | tense | testifying

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Henriette (Ostinato)2:10:09 - A carriage leavescarriage | crowd | dramatic | fragmentation | leading lady | mob | ominous | ostinato | prisoner | soldier | street | suspect | tense | transition | traveling
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)Cauldron 10:00:15 - Title of filmbeaker | bubbling | chromatic scale | dramatic | half-diminished 7th chord | main title | ominous | opening title sequence | parallelism | starring list | title of film

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Cauldron 20:00:27 - Cast list9th chord | beaker | bubbling | cast list | chromatic parallelism | dramatic | main title | ominous | opening title sequence | ostinato | title of film

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Flashlight0:48:20 - Doctor shines flashlight on Rocksanger | annoyance | criminal | doctor | flashlight | gangster | leading man | mickey-mousing | ominous | robbery | shining | store | tense | thief | whole-tone chord

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Rocks (Annoyed)0:48:25 - Rocks is annoyed by flashlightanger | angry | annoyance | criminal | doctor | flashlight | gangster | leading man | ominous | robbery | shining | store | tense | thief | tritone | whole-tone chord

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Jo (At the Phone)0:59:24 - Rocks takes the phone apart9th chord | advance plot | antagonist | combination of themes | dark | gangster | leading lady | ominous | plotting | room | tense

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Cauldron 1 (End title)1:26:33 - The Endbeaker | bubbling | chromatic mediant | chromatic scale | closing credits | doctor | end title | foreign key modulation | leading man | mode mixture | ominous | plagal cadence
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)Underscoring (Tense)0:39:58 - Rocky in the drug storeconflict | conversing | gangster | leading man | ominous | setup | shop | telephone | tritone | underscoring

Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

Pushing forward0:40:26 - Man pulls a gun on the cashieradvancing | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | conflict | dominant 7th chord | gangster | gun | leading man | mickey-mousing | ominous | pedal tone | pushing | shop

Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

Backing up0:40:37 - Rocky pulls a gun on the man following himbacking up | conflict | gangster | gun | leading man | mickey-mousing | ominous | sequence | shop
Are These Our Children? (1931)Underscoring (Dark)0:30:25 - Eddie attacks boyarguing | clock | dark | diminished 7th chord | double exposure | dream sequence | fighting | kissing | leading man | love interest | mickey-mousing | montage | ominous | pedal tone | stinger | ticking

Are These Our Children? (1931)

Dreams (Risoluto 2)0:53:55 - Newspaper headlinesadvance plot | arresting | dark | detective | double exposure | fragmentation | friend | headline | leading man | love interest | murderer | newspaper | ominous | room | sequential modulation | spinning | thematic transformation | underscoring
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)Transition0:00:29 - Cast listcast list | common-chord modulation | dissonant bass | ominous | opening title sequence | sinister | tritone

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Sidewalks of New York (Quasi Barcarolle)0:05:13 - The Brewster home64 chord | calm | card | cemetery | chromatic mediant | common-tone diminished 7th | enharmonic modulation | establish setting | familiar tune | gravestone | ominous | stinger | street | wind | wind effect

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Jonathan0:18:54 - Jonathan Brewster's picture is shownadvance plot | aunt | conversing | diminished 7th chord | groom | leading lady | leading man | ominous | pc set | picture | room | sinister | stinger

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Jonathan0:23:14 - Mortimer reacts to the revealcalling | conversing | dialing | diminished 7th chord | groom | leading man | ominous | pc set | quartal chord | reveal | room | sinister | stinger | telephone effect | thinking | turning point

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Happy Land (Screwyoso)0:39:06 - The aunts talkadded-note chord | advance plot | altered dominant | aunt | calm | cleaning | conversing | crazy person | familiar tune | hat | leading lady | murderer | ominous | room | stinger | suspension

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

The Aunts (Frightened)0:39:58 - The aunts see shadows at the dooraugmentation | aunt | conversing | crazy person | dark | establish character | fear | foreign key modulation | fragmentation | knocking | leading lady | murderer | mysterious | Neapolitan | ominous | parallel 63s | pedal tone | room | shadow | whispering

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Jonathan 20:40:30 - Jonathan enters the housearriving | chromatic scale | chromatic wedge | close-up | criminal | dark | dissonant bass | establish character | leading man | observing | ominous | pc set | room | walking | zoom in

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Scar0:40:54 - The scar on Jonathan's faceclose-up | criminal | dark | establish character | horn flare | leading man | observing | ominous | pc set | polychord | room | scar

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Home Sweet Home (Ominous)0:41:03 - Jonathan looks around the houseadded-note chord | augmented triad | brother | conversing | crazy person | criminal | dark | dissonant bass | distortion | doctor | establish character | familiar tune | leading man | observing | ominous | room

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Home Sweet Home (Expressivo) + Scar0:41:42 - Abby talks to Jonathanaltered dominant | augmented triad | aunt | brother | combination of themes | conversing | convincing | crazy person | criminal | distortion | doctor | establish character | expressive | familiar tune | leading lady | leading man | murderer | mysterious | ominous | room

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Jonathan 20:43:08 - Jonathan talks about the operationaunt | brother | chromatic scale | chromatic wedge | crazy person | criminal | dark | dissonant bass | doctor | establish character | grabbing | leading lady | leading man | murderer | ominous | pc set | room | struggling | threatening

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Scar0:43:20 - Dr. Einstein talks to the auntsaunt | brother | conversing | crazy person | criminal | dark | doctor | establish character | leading lady | leading man | murderer | ominous | pc set | polychord | room

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

The Aunts (Frightened)0:44:00 - The aunts go into the kitchenaugmentation | aunt | brother | conversing | crazy person | criminal | doctor | establish character | fear | foreign key modulation | fragmentation | leading lady | leading man | murderer | mysterious | Neapolitan | ominous | parallel 63s | pedal tone | room | walking | watching

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

The Aunts (Frightened)0:45:22 - The aunts peek through the kitchen windowaunt | brother | conversing | crazy person | criminal | doctor | establish character | face | fear | leading lady | leading man | murderer | mysterious | Neapolitan | ominous | parallel 63s | pedal tone | room | snooping | watching

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Scar0:45:29 - Dr. Einstein describes how he will fix Jonathan's faceaunt | brother | conversing | crazy person | criminal | dark | doctor | establish character | face | leading lady | leading man | murderer | ominous | pc set | planning | polychord | room | wipe

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Jonathan 20:49:12 - Jonathan threatens the auntsadvance plot | aunt | brother | chromatic scale | chromatic wedge | crazy person | criminal | dark | dissonant bass | doctor | fear | leading lady | leading man | murderer | ominous | pc set | room | threatening

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Scar0:49:36 - Dr. Einstein calls to Jonathanadvance plot | aunt | brother | crazy person | criminal | dark | doctor | fear | leading lady | leading man | murderer | ominous | pc set | polychord | room | threatening

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Jonathan 20:52:48 - Jonathan comes in the windowadvance plot | aunt | brother | chromatic scale | chromatic wedge | crazy person | dark | darkness | dissonant bass | doctor | intimidating | leading lady | leading man | murderer | ominous | pc set | room | staring | tense

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Jonathan (Fragmented)0:53:35 - Jonathan and the doctor go up the stairsadvance plot | aunt | brother | conversing | crazy person | dark | darkness | doctor | fragmentation | intimidating | leading lady | leading man | murderer | ominous | pc set | room | tense

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Funeral March0:55:21 - Teddy carries the body down the stairsadvance plot | brother | carrying | chromatic scale | corpse | crazy person | darkness | diminution | dirge | familiar tune | foreign key modulation | funeral march | linear chromaticism | ominous | ostinato | room | tritone | walking

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Jonathan 2 (Ominous)1:00:36 - Jonathan backs Elaine into a corneradvance plot | anger | augmented triad | bride | brother | chromatic scale | crazy person | dissonant bass | doctor | fear | hurting | leading lady | leading man | murderer | ominous | polychord | questioning | room | stinger | tense | threatening

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Organ Stinger1:01:40 - Aunts emerge in black upstairsarguing | aunt | brother | conflict | crazy person | leading lady | leading man | murderer | ominous | room | stinger

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

The Victim1:30:11 - Mortimer tied up in a chairbrother | captive | conflict | crazy person | doctor | fear | leading man | murderer | ominous | parallel fifths | quartal chord | room | tense | tone cluster | torturing | tritone | victim

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Knives1:31:05 - Mortimer looks at the knivesacceleration | brother | captive | chromatic parallelism | close-up | conflict | crazy person | diminution | doctor | fear | layering | leading man | murderer | ominous | oscillation | ostinato | pc set | polychord | room | tense | tone cluster | torturing | victim
Beyond the Forest (1949)Running0:14:40 - Rosa runs to the lodgeadvance plot | leading lady | mickey-mousing | mysterious | ominous | outside | running | wife

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Running (Quasi Misterioso)0:42:06 - Rosa looks through the account bookadvance plot | leading lady | mysterious | ominous | reading | room | wife | writing

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Chicago (Harmonics)1:08:31 - Rosa reacts to Moose's warninganger | angry | contemplating | familiar tune | harsh | leading lady | ominous | popular tune | reacting | room | turning point

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Rosa (Violent)1:08:54 - Rosa slowly turnsanger | angry | contemplating | harsh | leading lady | ominous | reacting | room | turning point

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Rosa (Violent) + Chicago1:09:01 - Rosa heads outsideanger | angry | combination of themes | contemplating | departing | familiar tune | harsh | leading lady | ominous | popular tune | reacting | room | turning point

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Rosa (Misterioso)1:09:23 - Rosa looks through the binocularsanger | binoculars | forest | friend | hunting | husband | leading lady | leading man | looking | murder scene | mysterious | ominous | tense | victim

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Chicago (Ominous)1:10:01 - Rosa puts down the binocularsaiming | anger | dark | familiar tune | forest | friend | husband | leading lady | leading man | murder scene | ominous | popular tune | victim

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Rosa (Ominous)1:10:14 - Rosa aims her gunaiming | anger | dark | forest | friend | harsh | husband | leading lady | leading man | murder scene | ominous | stinger | victim

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Threat1:16:14 - Rosa lunges forwardadvance plot | dark | harsh | leading lady | lunging | murderer | ominous | room | staring | stinger | threatening | violent

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Rosa (Listesso)1:16:48 - Rosa takes the maid's thingsadvance plot | dark | disguise | dressing | harsh | leading lady | murderer | ominous | room | stealing | violent

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Chicago (Dark)1:19:25 - Rosa sitting in a caraction scene | car | car | cliff | conversing | descending | driving | familiar tune | leading lady | leading man | murderer | ominous | popular tune

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Sawmill + Rosa (Stumbling)1:30:10 - Rosa struggles to her feetclimax | combination of themes | dark | leading lady | machinery effect | madness | mad scene | murderer | ominous | standing | street | stumbling | walking

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Rosa (Fever 2)1:30:23 - Rosa stumbles forwardclimax | dark | leading lady | madness | mad scene | murderer | ominous | street | stumbling | walking
The Big Sleep (1946)Carmen (Drugged)1:48:08 - Marlowe watches men outsideclimax | criminal | fear | leading lady | leading man | love interest | mysterious | ominous | planning | private eye | room | tense | waiting

The Big Sleep (1946)

Marlowe (Danger)1:48:32 - Men approach the houseclimax | fear | hiding | leading man | mysterious | ominous | pc set | planning | private eye | room | tense | tone cluster | underscoring | waiting

The Big Sleep (1946)

Marlowe 21:49:05 - Marlowe holds a gun on Marsclimax | criminal | fear | leading man | mysterious | ominous | private eye | room | sneaking | tense

The Big Sleep (1946)

Mars Dies1:51:43 - Mars falls dead to the groundcriminal | death | dying | falling | leading lady | leading man | love interest | mysterious | ominous | private eye | resolution | room | stinger | tense | underscoring
Caged (1950)Isolation Ward0:08:54 - Edna lying in a bedconversing | dark | establish character | illness | isolation | leading lady | mysterious | ominous | prison | prisoner | rain | uneasy

Caged (1950)

Wailing (Ominous)NIF - not in filmbed | bleeding | blood | crazy person | crying | cut from film | dark | leading lady | mad scene | ominous | prison | prisoner | wailing
City for Conquest (1940)Googi (The Car)1:13:38 - Googi in the carcar | car | conversing | criminal | diminished 7th chord | dissonant bass | driving | gangster | manager | murder scene | ominous | tense | trill

City for Conquest (1940)

Tone Poem A (Ominous)1:14:02 - Googi talks with the boxing managers9th chord | arguing | car | car | criminal | dissonant bass | driving | fragmentation | gangster | manager | murder scene | ominous | tense

City for Conquest (1940)

Googi (The Car)1:14:32 - Googi threatens Cobbcar | car | criminal | diminished 7th chord | dissonant bass | driving | gangster | manager | murder | murderer | murder scene | ominous | tense | threatening | trill

City for Conquest (1940)

Googi (Hysterical)1:14:42 - Cobb pleads for mercyaugmented triad | begging | car | car | chromatic sequence | criminal | driving | equal division of octave | gangster | manager | murder | murderer | murder scene | ominous | tense

City for Conquest (1940)

Underscoring (Tense)1:14:48 - Googi threatens Cobbcar | car | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | criminal | dissonant bass | driving | gangster | manager | murder | murderer | murder scene | ominous | tense | threatening

City for Conquest (1940)

Slap1:14:53 - Googi slaps Cobbcar | car | chromatic parallelism | criminal | gangster | manager | mickey-mousing | murder | murderer | murder scene | ominous | pc set | slapping | tense

City for Conquest (1940)

Googi (Dead Man)1:15:09 - They pull out the dead mancar | chromatic scale | conversing | corpse | criminal | disposing | dock | gangster | manager | murderer | murder scene | ominous | ostinato | tense | whole-tone chord | working

City for Conquest (1940)

Gun falls1:15:13 - A gun falls to the groundcar | corpse | criminal | dock | dropping | gangster | gun | manager | mickey-mousing | murderer | murder scene | ominous | tense

City for Conquest (1940)

Googi (Molto Mysterioso e Screwyoso)1:15:19 - Cobb sees the guncar | chromatic parallelism | conversing | corpse | criminal | disposing | dissonant bass | dock | fragmentation | gangster | half-diminished 7th chord | manager | murderer | murder scene | ominous | ostinato | tense | tritone oscillation | working

City for Conquest (1940)

Kicks body1:15:22 - Googi kicks the body into the waterchromatic scale | corpse | criminal | dock | dropping | gangster | kicking | manager | mickey-mousing | murderer | murder scene | ominous | tense

City for Conquest (1940)

Throws gun away1:15:30 - Googi throws a gun in the watercriminal | dock | gangster | gun | manager | mickey-mousing | murderer | murder scene | ominous | tense | throwing

City for Conquest (1940)

Googi dies1:15:34 - Googi is shotchromatic parallelism | criminal | dock | dying | falling | gangster | gun | gunshot | half-diminished 7th chord | manager | mickey-mousing | murderer | murdering | murder scene | ominous | shooting | slumping | tense

City for Conquest (1940)

Tone Poem A (Death)1:15:39 - Googi diescriminal | diminished 7th chord | dissonant bass | dock | dying | falling | gangster | gun | gunshot | manager | murderer | murdering | murder scene | ominous | shooting | slumping | tense
Crime School (1938)Underscoring (Tense)0:08:20 - The kids confront the junk shop ownerattacking | chromatic scale | conflict | death | diminished 7th chord | dissonant bass | fighting | gang | mickey-mousing | ominous | ostinato | running | shop | shopkeeper | stairs | stinger | teenager | tense | underscoring | up

Crime School (1938)

The Warden0:23:15 - Warden stands up to face the boysantagonist | arguing | augmented triad | authority | chromatic parallelism | establish character | falling | gang | lightning | ominous | police | reformatory | slapping | stinger | teenager | warden | whole-tone chord

Crime School (1938)

Underscoring (Tense)1:09:46 - Boys talk to Frankieadvance plot | chromatic parallelism | gang | gun | keys | mickey-mousing | mysterious | ominous | pc set | plotting | reformatory | teenager | tense | underscoring
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)Underscoring (Tense)1:02:14 - Johnnie overhears the detectiveadvance plot | chromatic scale | detective | dissonant bass | hiding | leading man | ominous | room | tense | underscoring

They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Peggy (Waiting)1:24:39 - The detective talks to Johnniechromatic scale | climax | dark | detective | diminished 7th chord | dissonant | dissonant bass | leading lady | leading man | lying | ominous | room | waiting
Deep Valley (1947)Underscoring (Tense)1:33:08 - The Sheriff talks with Ellieadvance plot | conversing | evidence | mother | ominous | porch | sheriff | stinger | tense
Dust Be My Destiny (1939)Stinger0:51:01 - They see approaching headlights42 chord | danger | friend | jail break | leading lady | leading man | ominous | shopkeeper | siren | stinger | street

Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Dust Be My Destiny (Mysterioso)1:05:26 - Joe talks to Mikeadvance plot | chromatic parallelism | chromatic sequence | dark | leading man | linear chromaticism | newspaper editor | office | ominous | somber
Flamingo Road (1949)Titus0:01:22 - The Palmer Housealtered dominant | dark | establish setting | ominous | politician | self-borrowing | sheriff | street | voice-over

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus (Inverted)0:33:27 - Field arrives at the caféarriving | breakup | café | inversion | leading man | ominous | self-borrowing | sheriff | telephone | worker

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus (Angry)0:45:24 - Titus sees Laneadvance plot | anger | angry | club | dark | leading lady | noticing | ominous | politician | retrograde | self-borrowing | sheriff | sinister | waitress

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus1:04:55 - Titus insults Laneadvance plot | dark | leading lady | leading man | ominous | politician | room | self-borrowing | sheriff | threatening

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus1:06:35 - Titus leavesadvance plot | dark | leading man | leaving | ominous | politician | room | self-borrowing | sheriff

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus (Tutti)1:08:05 - Titus and Field arrive at the construction sitearriving | dark | dominant 7th chord | half-diminished 7th chord | leading man | ominous | politician | self-borrowing | sheriff | street | transition

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus + Titus 21:09:43 - Titus bullies Fieldadvance plot | bullying | chromatic parallelism | combination of themes | commanding | dark | leading man | ominous | ostinato | politician | self-borrowing | sheriff | street

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus (Menacing)1:09:59 - Titus and Field leaveadvance plot | bullying | commanding | dark | leading man | menacing | ominous | politician | self-borrowing | sheriff | street

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus1:11:01 - Annabelle leaves Titusadvance plot | conversing | dark | ominous | porch | self-borrowing | sheriff | wife

Flamingo Road (1949)

The Sheriff1:12:01 - Titus stands and walksarguing | bullying | chromatic parallelism | conflict | dark | leading man | mickey-mousing | ominous | politician | room | self-borrowing | sheriff | standing

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus (Violent)1:12:11 - Titus and Field arguearguing | bullying | conflict | dark | leading man | ominous | politician | room | self-borrowing | sheriff | violent

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus 2 (Buzzer)1:13:16 - Titus arrivesarriving | chromatic parallelism | dark | entering | leading lady | maid | ominous | politician | room | self-borrowing | sheriff | transition

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus (Ostinato)1:17:09 - Dan looks at some papersbrooding | conflict | dark | hopeful | husband | leading lady | leading man | ominous | politician | room | self-borrowing | wife

Flamingo Road (1949)

Lane (Ominous)1:21:22 - A hand rings the doorbelladvance plot | leading lady | mysterious | ominous | pausing | pedal tone | ringing | room

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus (Ostinato 2)1:23:34 - Field and Lane talk about Titus and Danarguing | dark | death scene | dramatic | leading lady | leading man | love interest | ominous | ostinato | room | self-borrowing

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus1:28:52 - Lane says Titus's nameadvance plot | conversing | dark | friend | leading lady | mob | ominous | room | self-borrowing | zoom in

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus (Fragmented) + Titus 2 (Fragmented)1:29:47 - Lane confronts Titusarguing | climax | club | combination of themes | dark | fragmentation | inversion | leading lady | motivic transformation | mysterious | ominous | retrograde | self-borrowing | sheriff

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus (Rising Tension)1:30:09 - Lane confronts Titusarguing | climax | club | dark | half-diminished 7th chord | leading lady | ominous | self-borrowing | sequence | sheriff

Flamingo Road (1949)

Underscoring (Dramatic)1:30:24 - Lane pulls a gun on Titusarguing | climax | club | dark | demanding | dramatic | gun | leading lady | ominous | sheriff | stinger | threatening

Flamingo Road (1949)

Titus (Slowly)1:30:42 - Lane holds Titus at gunpointarguing | climax | club | dark | demanding | dramatic | gun | leading lady | ominous | self-borrowing | sheriff | telephone | threatening
Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)Amato0:13:04 - Steve talks to manadvance plot | brash | conductor score | conversing | dark | investigator | leading man | ominous | porch

Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Menace0:17:13 - Gangsters talkantagonist | conductor score | conversing | establish character | gangster | office | ominous

Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Amato0:20:40 - Amato leavesantagonist | conductor score | conversing | establish character | gangster | office | ominous

Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Menace0:29:01 - Steve cleans upadvance plot | cleaning | conductor score | leading man | ominous | room

Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Menace0:31:38 - Steve talks with the detectiveadvance plot | conductor score | conversing | dark | detective | investigator | leading man | ominous | room

Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Menace 20:32:00 - Steve talks with the detectiveadvance plot | conductor score | conversing | dark | detective | investigator | leading man | ominous | room

Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Underscoring (Dark)1:19:09 - Marcia and Steve talkclub | conductor score | conversing | dark | leading lady | leading man | love scene | ominous | underscoring

Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Underscoring (Dramatic)1:30:27 - Steve tells Anna that Mario was murderedadvance plot | conversing | dark | investigator | leading man | murder | ominous | priest | room | shock | wife

Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Anna1:30:35 - Anna tells Steve where to find Amatoadvance plot | betraying | conversing | dark | investigator | leading man | ominous | priest | room | somber | wife

Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Menace1:33:12 - Amato hidesaction scene | fleeing | gangster | hiding | leading man | ominous | street

Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Amato1:33:23 - Amato takes Marcia hostageaction scene | dock | gangster | inspector | kidnapping | leading lady | leading man | ominous | tense
Her Kind of Man (1946)Underscoring (Dark [Steiner])1:12:32 - Candy reactsadvance plot | arguing | conversing | criminal | dark | gambler | henchman | leading man | murderer | ominous | underscoring | warehouse

Her Kind of Man (1946)

Candy (Dark)1:12:58 - Candy leavesbar | calling | conversing | criminal | dark | double-cross | gambler | henchman | husband | leading man | murderer | ominous | stinger | telephone | turning point | warehouse
I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)Undercover Agent (Ominous) + Family0:38:46 - Matt leaves his apartmentadvance plot | combination of themes | communist | dark | discovery | leading lady | letter | ominous | reacting | reading | self-borrowing | spy | street | teacher | tense | tritone

I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)

Undercover Agent (Newspaper)1:04:11 - FBI agents talkagent | conversing | dark | leading man | newspaper | ominous | planning | room | transition | undercover agent
Illegal (1955)Ralph1:11:41 - Ralph tells Vic to godark | ominous

Illegal (1955)

Ralph (Fanfare)1:11:49 - Ralph gets on the phonedark | ominous | telephone
In This Our Life (1942)Underscoring (Tense)1:15:04 - Craig refuses Parry's caseconflict | conversing | denying | lawyer | leading lady | leading man | office | ominous | refusing | tritone | underscoring

In This Our Life (1942)

London Bridge is Falling Down (Mysterious)1:23:45 - Craig and Stanley arguecar | children's song | conflict | conversing | criminal | familiar tune | lawyer | leading lady | leading man | lying | mysterious | ominous

In This Our Life (1942)

Underscoring (Tense) + South American Way1:25:34 - Stanley reactsaccusing | climax | criminal | father | lawyer | leading lady | leading man | lying | mother | mysterious | ominous | remembered source music | remembering | room | source and scoring overlap | source music | suspect | tense | underscoring
The Informer (1935)Blind Man + Blood Money0:24:45 - Blind man wanders in and Gypo gives him moneyadvance plot | antagonist | augmented triad | blind man | combination of themes | giving | leading lady | leading man | money | mysterious | ominous | street | walking
Key Largo (1948)Ominous0:51:32 - Lights begin to go out in the hotelboss | conversing | dark | develop character | father | gangster | hostage | hotel | leading lady | leading man | menacing | moll | ominous | preparing | storm | tense

Key Largo (1948)

Rocco Pacing1:02:01 - Rocco paces back and forthboss | develop character | father | gangster | hostage | hotel | leading lady | leading man | moll | nervous | ominous | pacing | sinister | walking

Key Largo (1948)

Moanin’ Low (Ominous)1:25:21 - Gaye hands Rocco's gun to McCloudadvance plot | boss | deceiving | deception | familiar tune | gangster | gun | hotel | moll | ominous | tense

Key Largo (1948)

Rocco (Leaving)1:25:33 - Gangsters leave the hotel with McCloudadvance plot | boss | father | gangster | hostage | hotel | leading lady | leading man | leaving | moll | ominous | walking
The Letter (1940)Mr. Hammond Has Been Shot0:05:45 - Worker runs in11th chord | action scene | altered dominant | dark | death | husband | ominous | reacting | servant | warehouse

The Letter (1940)

Underscoring (Tense)0:36:53 - Howard takes out the letterdeception | denying | lawyer | leading lady | letter | ominous | pivotal scene | prison | tense | tritone | tritone | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Leslie (Plotting)0:39:32 - Howard and Leslie plot their next move9th chord | advance plot | buildup | changing meter | chromatic sequence | fragmentation | hospital | lawyer | leading lady | letter | minor-major 7th chord | ominous | oscillation | plotting | tense

The Letter (1940)

Leslie (Ominous)0:51:41 - Howard gets up to leaveadvance plot | call and response | diminished 7th chord | dissonant bass | home | lawyer | leading lady | ominous | stretto imitation | thinking
Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)Menace (Ominous)0:17:50 - Newspaper headline about Trevactor | conversing | dark | establish character | headline | leading lady | leading man | newspaper | ominous | room | suspect

Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)

Father Paul (Ominous)1:21:26 - Liza admits to murderbrother | confessing | confession | dark | murderer | ominous | rancher | room | truth | turning point
Mildred Pierce (1945)Mildred (Ominous)0:12:43 - The detectives talk to Mildredadvance plot | chromatic sequence | conversing | dark | detective | fragmentation | heroine | imitation | leading lady | ominous | room

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Kay and Veda (Misterioso)0:54:01 - Bert tells Mildred that Kay is sickbad news | conversing | dark | death scene | distress | ex-husband | heroine | leading lady | mysterious | ominous | stinger | street | turning point | whole-tone scale

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Kay and Veda (Sly)1:13:55 - Mildred tells Monte to not see Vedaarguing | breakup | chromatic wedge | chromatic wedge | conflict | disagreement | heroine | leading lady | love interest | ominous | room | sinister | tense | whole-tone chord

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Kay and Veda (Troubled)1:14:06 - Mildred and Monte arguearguing | breakup | chromatic scale | chromatic sequence | conflict | disagreement | fragmentation | heroine | leading lady | love interest | ominous | room | sinister | tense | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Kay and Veda (Ominous)1:22:43 - Veda argues with her motherantagonist | arguing | conflict | dark | daughter | heroine | insulting | leading lady | ominous | room | ugly

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Mildred (Ominous)1:45:25 - Mildred walks downstairsarriving | climax | dark | fragmentation | half-diminished 7th chord | heroine | imitation | leading lady | ominous | room

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Kay and Veda (Very Slow)1:46:22 - Mildred reacts to Veda's betrayalantagonist | betrayal | climax | contemplating | dark | daughter | gun | heroine | leading lady | ominous | parallel 63s | room

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Kay and Veda (Ominous)1:47:42 - Mildred rushes in to check on Vedaantagonist | confessing | dark | daughter | heroine | leading lady | lying | murder | murderer | murder scene | ominous | room

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Mildred (Ominous)1:48:41 - Mildred calls the policeantagonist | begging | chromatic sequence | daughter | fragmentation | heroine | imitation | leading lady | murderer | murder scene | ominous | room | tense
Out of the Fog (1941)Russian Barcarolle (Ominous)0:40:09 - Stella talks to Goffconversing | criminal | dock | leading lady | leading man | love scene | ominous

Out of the Fog (1941)

Russian Barcarolle (Troubled)0:53:43 - Stella talks with her fatheradvance plot | bold | conversing | dark | father | fisherman | leading lady | ominous | room

Out of the Fog (1941)

Russian Barcarolle (Fragmented 2)1:07:35 - A boat in the fogconflict | criminal | dark | fisherman | fragmentation | friend | leading man | menacing | ominous | sea | traveling

Out of the Fog (1941)

Russian Barcarolle (Menacing)1:09:32 - Goffs sees Olaf holding a lead pipearguing | attempted murder | climax | criminal | dark | fisherman | friend | leading man | menacing | ominous | sea | stinger

Out of the Fog (1941)

Russian Barcarolle (Drowning)1:09:58 - Goff drownsattempted murder | climax | criminal | dark | death | drowning | fisherman | friend | leading man | ominous | sea

Out of the Fog (1941)

Morgue1:12:37 - The morgueaction scene | arriving | conversing | corpse | death | fear | leading lady | morgue | ominous | police | tense

Out of the Fog (1941)

Russian Barcarolle (Dead)1:13:15 - Stella sees Goff's bodyaction scene | arguing | corpse | crying | dark | death | fear | leading lady | morgue | ominous | police
The Unfaithful (1947)Chris (Dark)0:07:46 - Chris continues driving9th chord | advance plot | antagonist | calm | danger | dissonant bass | foreign key modulation | house | leading lady | ominous | sequential modulation | shadow | tritone | tritone oscillation | walking

The Unfaithful (1947)

Unfaithful (Ominous)0:43:39 - Secretary makes a calladvance plot | dialing | law office | lawyer | monophonic | office | ominous | phone call | sinister | spinning

The Unfaithful (1947)

Unfaithful (Ominous)1:10:22 - Bob meets the art dealerantagonist | blackmail | husband | monophonic | ominous | park | transition | waiting

The Unfaithful (1947)

Unfaithful (Driving)1:10:31 - Bob rides in a carcar | driving | husband | minor-major 7th chord | ominous | street | transition | whole-tone
We Are Not Alone (1939)Surprise Symphony (Newspaper)0:31:52 - David sits and whistles9th chord | classical music | deceptive resolution | familiar tune | foreshadowing | happy | Haydn | hero | home | ominous | quotation | reveal | transition | whistling

We Are Not Alone (1939)

Frohe Botschaft (Ghostly)1:49:22 - Gerald talks to Susanantagonist | boy | child | conclusion | death | eerie | familiar tune | folk song | German | home | ominous | quotation | room | tone cluster

We Are Not Alone (1939)

Surprise Symphony (Ghostly)1:49:48 - Gerald talks to Susanantagonist | boy | child | classical music | conclusion | death | eerie | familiar tune | Haydn | home | ominous | on-screen music | quotation | remembered source music | room | source music | tone cluster | whistling

We Are Not Alone (1939)

Frohe Botschaft (6th chime)NIF - not in filmconclusion | cut from film | eerie | familiar tune | folk song | fragmentation | German | ominous | quotation | tone cluster

We Are Not Alone (1939)

Frohe Botschaft (Fading Away)1:50:19 - Susan looks surprisedantagonist | boy | child | conclusion | death | eerie | familiar tune | folk song | fragmentation | German | home | ominous | quotation | room | tone cluster
White Heat (1949)Pursuit (Ominous)0:22:08 - Agents arrive at the moteladvance plot | agent | arriving | car | driving | motor effect | ominous | pursuing | street | telephone | tense

White Heat (1949)

Prison0:35:40 - The prison wallsconversing | dark | leading man | ominous | prison | prisoner | transition | undercover agent

White Heat (1949)

Misterioso (Ominous)0:40:51 - The prisoners talkadvance plot | conversing | gangster | leading man | murderer | mysterious | ominous | prison | prisoner | tense | undercover agent | underscoring

White Heat (1949)

Prison1:04:01 - The prison wallsdramatic | ominous | prison | transition

White Heat (1949)

Bo Creel1:35:51 - Bo Creel comes outsideadvance plot | conversing | dark | fugitive | gangster | leading man | murderer | ominous | preparing | stinger | tense | truck | undercover agent | worker | working | yard

White Heat (1949)

Truck (Speeding)1:37:36 - Tanker drives down the streetchase scene | driving | fugitive | gangster | leading man | murderer | ominous | speeding | street | truck | undercover agent

White Heat (1949)

Truck (Tutti)1:39:43 - Tanker pulls up to factorychase scene | dramatic | driving | fugitive | gangster | leading man | murderer | ominous | street | truck | undercover agent

White Heat (1949)

Cody (Mugs)1:39:57 - Gangsters in the tankerarriving | chase scene | dramatic | driving | factory | fugitive | gangster | guard | leading man | murderer | ominous | truck | truck | undercover agent | waiting
The Woman in White (1948)Fosco (Ominous)0:35:03 - Fosco's carriage approachesarriving | carriage | dark | garden | leading lady | leading man | ominous | transition

The Woman in White (1948)

Underscoring (Dark)0:43:00 - The woman in white talks to Walteradvance plot | conversing | dark | garden | leading lady | leading man | ominous | stinger | underscoring

The Woman in White (1948)

Ann (Quasi Misterioso)1:29:00 - Count Fosco talks to Sir Percivalantagonist | asylum | conversing | criminal | husband | hypnotist | leading man | mad scene | murderer | ominous

The Woman in White (1948)

Hypnosis + Fosco1:30:32 - Count Fosco leavesantagonist | carriage | combination of themes | criminal | dark | husband | hypnotist | leading man | leaving | murderer | ominous | plotting | spy | spying | street | tense | transition

The Woman in White (1948)

Underscoring (Dark)1:34:10 - A patient in the asylumasylum | comedy | key | ominous | patient | shuffling | underscoring | walking | worker | working

The Woman in White (1948)

Fosco (Dark)1:36:50 - Sir Percival on the groundconflict | criminal | dark | husband | leading lady | leading man | murderer | ominous | patient | spy | street | victim | walking | wife

The Woman in White (1948)

Underscoring (Tense)1:44:06 - The countess entersclimax | conversing | criminal | dark | friend | friend | leading lady | leading man | love interest | murderer | necklace | ominous | room | transcribed by ear | wife
Hat, Coat, and Glove (1934)Newspaper Montage0:32:22 - Newspaper headlinesdark | headline | montage | newspaper | ominous | tragic | transcribed by ear | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale
Without Honor (1949)Twilight (Agitato)0:08:54 - Jane talks to Dennisadulterer | affair | arguing | breaking up | breakup | crying | death scene | kitchen | leading lady | leading man | love interest | mysterious | ominous | tense

Without Honor (1949)

Twilight (Maestoso)0:09:36 - Dennis on the groundaddicent | adulterer | death | death scene | dramatic | dying | kitchen | knife | leading lady | leading man | love interest | ominous | reacting | skewer | standing | struggling

Without Honor (1949)

Twilight (Washing Machine)0:10:14 - Dennis by the washing machineaddicent | adulterer | death | death scene | dramatic | dying | kitchen | knife | leading lady | leading man | love interest | motor effect | ominous | reacting | skewer | struggling | washing machine

Without Honor (1949)

Underscoring (Tense)0:12:11 - Jane wipes blood off of the floorblood | death scene | kitchen | leading lady | ominous | tense | underscoring | washing

Without Honor (1949)

Twilight (Very Slow)0:16:06 - Jane stops suddenlyadvance plot | child | dark | door | leading lady | ominous | room | scout | walking

Without Honor (1949)

Twilight (Adagio)0:17:41 - Jane walksadvance plot | dark | leading lady | ominous | reacting | room | thinking | walking

Without Honor (1949)

Valse Triste (Ominous)0:24:46 - Bill looks at Janeantagonist | brother | conflict | leading lady | leading man | ominous | reacting | room | solemn | taunting
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)Russian Waltz (The Castle) + The Iron Door0:09:42 - Count Zaroff's castleapproaching | castle | combination of themes | establish setting | jungle | leading man | looking | ominous | walking

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Russian Waltz (Door Opens)0:10:26 - The iron door slowly opensarriving | castle | door | door knocker | establish setting | leading man | mickey-mousing | ominous | sneaking | statue | walking

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Zaroff0:13:51 - Bob looks at Zaroffcastle | count | establish character | leading man | mute | ominous | servant | staring | walking | watching

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Centaur0:13:56 - Bob sees a centaur on the tapestrycastle | count | establish character | jump scare | leading man | mute | ominous | servant | staring | stinger | tapestry

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Zaroff (Staring)0:14:08 - The Count watches Bobcastle | count | establish character | leading man | mute | ominous | servant | staring | walking | watching

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Russian Waltz (Zoom In)0:27:16 - Zaroff looks up at Eveadvance plot | brother | castle | close-up | conversing | count | departing | drunk | frantic | leading lady | leading man | mute | ominous | servant | stinger | zoom in

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Russian Waltz (Adagio) + The Iron Door0:31:06 - Bob and Eve descend the stairscandle | castle | dark | descending | leading lady | leading man | ominous | searching | sneaking | turning point | walking

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Russian Waltz (Maestoso)0:38:32 - Bob and Eve are taken to the jungleaction scene | conversing | fanfare | jungle | leading lady | leading man | mute | ominous | preparing | prisoner | releasing | servant | walking

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Zaroff (Slowly) + Russian Waltz + The Iron Door0:39:04 - Zaroff stares at Bob and Eveaction scene | combination of themes | count | jungle | ominous | smoking | staring | villain | watching

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Russian Waltz (Andante)0:44:07 - Close up on Zaroffaction scene | count | dark | departing | hiding | jungle | knife | leading lady | leading man | ominous | sneaking | victim | villain | waiting | watching

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Russian Waltz (Fog Hollow) + The Iron Door0:45:46 - Bob and Eve see Fog Hollowaction scene | combination of themes | fog | jungle | leading lady | leading man | ominous | preparing | victim

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Courage + Russian Waltz + Iron Door0:49:23 - Bob and Eve running awaychase scene | combination of themes | dark | dramatic | fog | jungle | leading lady | leading man | ominous | preparing | running | victim

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

The Chase + Russian Waltz (Augmented)0:52:02 - Dogs running through the swampagitated | barking | chase scene | chasing | combination of themes | count | dog | dramatic | jungle | leading lady | leading man | ominous | running | servant | victim | villain

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

The Iron Door (Slow)0:52:19 - Eve falls on a logchase scene | chasing | dark | jungle | leading lady | leading man | log | ominous | running | standing | victim

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Zaroff (Risolutissimo) + The Iron Door0:56:17 - Eve is capturedcapturing | climax | close-up | combination of themes | count | jungle | leading lady | ominous | river | servant | victim | villain | walking | waterfall

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

The Iron Door (Climax)0:56:25 - A close-up on Eveclimax | close-up | count | jungle | leading lady | ominous | reacting | river | servant | victim | villain | waterfall
Caged (1950)Isolation Ward (Dark)1:17:27 - Shadows on Marie's facedark | departing | guard | isolation | leading lady | mad scene | mysterious | ominous | prison | prisoner | shadow | solitary | staring | uneasy | walking