Diamond Handcuffs

Title: Diamond Handcuffs

Author: Ernst Luz

Publisher: Thematic Music Cue Sheet, 1928


Format: Cue Sheet

Document type: Cue Sheet

All authors/contributors: Ernst Luz

OCLC Number:


  1. At screening: “Forest Murmurs” by Friml (WHITE)
  2. A diamond mine: “Vale of Kashmir” by Bierman
  3. Three men seated at table looking at diamonds: “Zuleika” from Oriental Ballet No. 2 by Riesenfeld (DARK GREEN)
  4. Fade-out of native girl crouching along wall: “Notturno Fantastico” by Huppertz (RED)
  5. Man escapes under wall – girl shows: Repeat No. 3 (DARK GREEN)
  6. Native leaves girl – crawls under wall: Repeat No. 4 (RED)
  7. Foreman walks to injured native: “Hindu Nautch Dance” by Vaughan
  8. One dance scene (injured man shows): “The Enchanted Castle” by Marquardt
  9. Native man at wall: “Furioso No. 2” by Armandola
  10. Girl hides injured man: Repeat No. 3 (DARK GREEN)
  11. Injured man falls at feet at girl: “The Meeting” by Bierman
  12. Then the diamond travelled: “Little Dot” by Froehlich
  13. I’ll be delighted: Repeat No. 4 (RED)
  14. Fade-out of jewelry store: Repeat No. 3 (DARK GREEN)
  15. Fade to street from couch in room: Repeat No. 4 (RED)
  16. Husband comes from jewelry store: “A Remembered Kiss” by Vannah
  17. Maid with diamond on finger walks from husband: Repeat No. 3 (DARK GREEN)
  18. Morning: Repeat No. 4 (RED)
  19. After jewelry store wife telephoning: “Melancholy” by Eggert
  20. Husband leaves wife: Repeat No. 4 (RED)
  21. After main shows in bedroom: “Furioso No. 3” by Langey
  22. So the diamond: “Little Miss Butterfly” by Cussans
  23. Girl sits down at table with three men: “Dramatic Andante No. 1” by Borch
  24. Girl enters room upstairs: “Un Sonnet d’Amour” by Harms
  25. I’ll never be happy: Repeat No. 3 (DARK GREEN)
  26. Girl lies down on couch: Repeat No. 4 (RED)
  27. Jewelry store scene: “Unrest” by Geehl
  28. After thief leaves store – taxi interior: “Misterioso alla Valse” by Savino
  29. Detectives enter Spike’s Restaurant: “Dramatic Appassionato” by Ciganeri
  30. Now that our friends have beat it: Repeat No. 4 (RED)
  31. Girl in room upstairs at mirror: Repeat No. 3 (DARK GREEN)
  32. It’s not that big stone: Repeat No. 1 (WHITE)
  33. Don’t you understand: “A Tone Picture” by Haas
  34. Fade-out of girl seated with doctor to street scene: “Arabian Romance” by Polla
  35. Orchestra stops: Short Tacet
  36. Leader makes announcement: “Sugar Foot Strut” by Schwab
  37. Dancers off after title – “You did”: Repeat No. 4 (RED)
  38. After announcement: “My Pet” by Ager
  39. Never mind the dance: Repeat No. 4 (RED)
  40. Stop short as Spike strikes girl: “Lonely Hours” by Kempinski
  41. Doc, I want to know: “Misterioso No. 82” by Berge
  42. Three men walk to table: Repeat No. 4 (RED)
  43. And they never come back: “Panicy Agitato” by Berge
  44. Two colored actors show: “Presto No. 27” by Lake
  45. After Spike is shot: Repeat No. 3 (DARK GREEN)
  46. Wagon runs over diamond: Repeat No. 1 (WHITE)

Proper orchestra rest period is Nos. 19 to 29 inclusive.

NOTE: The repetition of numbers in this cue sheet is simplified by the use of the “LUZ” SYMPHONIC COLOR GUIDE sold by Music Buyers Corporation, 1520 Broadway, New York City. The color suggested for repetitions of numbers designate the Mood or Emotion, and is used as a code for such repetition.

Source: Carl Braun Collection


Download: PDF