Laugh, Clown, Laugh

Title: Laugh, Clown, Laugh

Author: Ernst Luz

Publisher: Thematic Music Cue Sheet, 1928


Format: Cue Sheet

Document type: Cue Sheet

All authors/contributors: Ernst Luz

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  1. At Screening: “Pagliacci Excerpt” by Leoncavallo (Photoplay Music)
  2. Spring Comes Early: “Allegro Buffonesco” by Kempinski (Irving Berlin)
  3. Circus Wagon Stops: “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” by Fiorito (J.H. Remick)
  4. After Trick: Repeat No. 2 “Allegro Buffonesco”
  5. Fade-out of Clown on Wire Rope: “Aubade du Berger” by Aletter (D. Rahter)
  6. Chaney Sees Girl in Brush: LIGHT BLUE “Incid. Symphony No. 40” by Hintz (Photoplay Music)
  7. Chaney Makes Figures on Drum: “Doll Days” by Cobb (Walter Jacobs)
  8. So Simonetta: “When Love Calls” by Huerter (G. Schirmer)
  9. Woman Begins to Fix Girl’s Hair: “Pagliacci Excerpt” by Leoncavallo (Photoplay Music)
  10. Near the Circus: “There’s Something about a Rose” by Fain (Waterson, Berlin, & Snyder)
  11. Girl Puts Rose in Hair: “Isabel” by Bowers (Robbins)
  12. Man Takes Girl into House: Repeat No. 10 “There’s Something about a Rose”
  13. Stop Short at Title “Luigi”: “Yearning” by Crist (Carl Fischer)
  14. Fade-out of Man Laughing: “One Heart, One Mind” by Strauss (Carl Fischer)
  15. If Simonetta Is Coming into Our Act: Repeat No. 1 “Pagliacci Excerpt”
  16. In the Pattern of Human Life: “Enchantment” by Penn (Emil Ascher)
  17. If You Ever Fall in Love: Repeat No. 9 “Pagliacci Excerpt”
  18. Laughing Man on Balcony Alone: Repeat No. 3 “Laugh, Clown, Laugh”
  19. Play One Chorus and Segue: “Pagliacci Excerpt” by Leoncavallo (Photoplay Music)
  20. Flik Can’t Make Me Laugh: “In the Twilight” by Felix (Hugo Felix)
  21. I Think You’d Be Good for Me: Repeat No. 3 “Laugh, Clown, Laugh”
  22. I’ve Found a New Friend: Repeat No, 10 “There’s Something about a Rose”
  23. So the Two Men Helped Each Other: “Fairy Feet” by Finck (Hawkes & Son)
  24. Look Dear: LIGHT BLUE Repeat No. 6
  25. Restaurant Interior Scene: Repeat No. 3 “Laugh, Clown, Laugh”
  26. It Was a Season of Triumph: “Dreamy Moments” by Marquardt (Music Buyers)
  27. To Our Dear Friend: Repeat No. 10 “There’s Something about a Rose”
  28. Two Clowns Walk Off Leaving Lovers Alone: “Pompeian Serenade” by Strollo (Photoplay Music)
  29. Fade-out of Luigi to Dressing Room: Continue No. 28 quietly
  30. Clown Shows in Door: Repeat No. 9 “Pagliacci Excerpt”
  31. Play Once and Segue: Repeat No. 3 “Laugh, Clown, Laugh”
  32. Clown Leaves Dressing Room: Repeat No. 28 “Pompeian Serenade”
  33. You Were Born to Wear Them: Repeat No. 19 “Pagliacci Excerpt”
  34. I Could Never Leave Tito: Repeat No. 2 “Allegro Buffonesco”
  35. Nothing Will Ever Part Us: Repeat No. 3 “Laugh, Clown, Laugh”
  36. You’re in Love: “Reproach” by Zamecnik (Sam Fox)
  37. Stop with Big Crescendo and Accent as Clowns Are about to Fight: “Dramatic Tension No. 2” by Ancliffe (Bosworth)
  38. Luigi Shows Writing on Card: Repeat No. 19 “Pagliacci Excerpt”
  39. Clown Walks on Stage: “Whirlwind Galop” by Caslar (Irving Berlin)
  40. Dressing Room Scene—End of Act: “Prelude” by Mendoza (Robbins)
  41. Girl Reads Writing on Card: Repeat No. 10 “There’s Something about a Rose”
  42. Stage Shows: “The Roller Coaster” by Schertzinger (Photoplay Music)
  43. Musicians Stand Up: Brass Fanfare ad libitum
  44. One Scene: Tympany Roll and Crash by Drummer
  45. Clown Drops on Stage: Repeat No. 1 “Pagliacci Excerpt”
  46. Chaney on Stage: Repeat No. 3 “Laugh, Clown, Laugh”
  47. So Luigi and Simonetta: Repeat No. 10 “There’s Something about a Rose”
  48. Fade-out of Lovers: Repeat No. 9 “Pagliacci Excerpt”
  49. That’s No Way to Talk: Repeat No. 3 “Laugh, Clown, Laugh”
  50. Chaney Takes Things from Trunk: “Slumbers” by Kempinski” (Photoplay)
  51. The Last Time I wore This: Repeat No. 3 “Laugh, Clown, Laugh”
  52. If All My Dreams: Repeat No. 9 “Pagliacci Excerpt”
  53. Chaney Leaves Room (Fade): “Spinning Along” by Bierman (American Compos. Inc.)
  54. Why Don’t You Laugh: Repeat No. 3 “Laugh, Clown, Laugh”
  55. Footlights: Repeat No. 53 “Spinning Along”
  56. Long Shot of Theatre Interior: LIGHT BLUE Repeat No. 6
  57. Stop with Crash as Chaney Falls into Orchestra Pit: Repeat No. 19 “Pagliacci Excerpt”
  58. Tell Luigi: Repeat No. 3 “Laugh, Clown, Laugh”

Note: The three excerpts from Pagliacci (Nos. 1, 9, and 19) are different excerpts.

Source: Carl Braun Collection


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