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We Are Not Alone (1939)

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Theme name: Surprise Symphony
Composer: Josef Haydn
Variant name: Original
Description: David's theme; the primary theme from the second movement of Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony, no. 94, composed in 1794; this is whistled and played by David on the violin in the film, which was likely the impetus for Steiner's decision to use it as his theme; there is also dialogue in the film discussing this piece
Related characters: Dr. David Newcome
Total uses: 4
Total duration: 00:00:19
Instances: 0:17:34 - David whistles while helping a patient
0:29:13 - David whistles
0:29:45 - David plays the violin
0:56:18 - David whistles on his way to breakfast