The Battle of Sexes

Title: The Battle of Sexes

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: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 1” by Marquardt
  2. Manicurist sits down at barber chair: “Strande D’Ostende” by Hintz
  3. I see by the papers: “Bayaderes” from Babylon by Elie (DK. GREEN)
  4. Fade-out of girl in barber chair: “Twinkling” by Hauenschild (YELLOW)
  5. Mother has shawl on shoulders: “Adoree” by Friml (WHITE)
  6. Mother dries her eyes: Repeat No. 4 (YELLOW)
  7. Family seated at dining room table: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 6” by Marquardt (RED)
  8. Dining room table scene: Repeat No. 4 (YELLOW)
  9. Fade-out of dining room table scene: Repeat No. 3 (DK. GREEN)
  10. Such a man: “Serenade Petite” by Zamecnik
  11. Girl in room alone after family leaves: Repeat No. 7 (RED)
  12. Rat seen on floor: “Misterioso Burlesque” by Savino
  13. Man in room laughs: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 10” by Marquardt
  14. Door closed after title: “Shut the door”: Repeat No. 7 (RED)
  15. Man runs from couch for glass of water: “Bayaderes” from Babylon by Elie (DK. GREEN)
  16. Fade as man looks at himself in mirror to girl at piano: Piano ad lib to Screen
  17. Man enters girl’s room—maid takes coat: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 6” by Marquardt (RED)
  18. Girl begins to play piano and sing: “Rose in the Bod” by Forster
  19. Fade-out of girl singing: “Miss Mischief” by Kempinski
  20. Man falls on bed: Repeat No. 17 (RED)
  21. Fade-out of plotters on couch: Repeat No. 19 “Miss Mischief”
  22. Fade-out as man leaves room dressed: “Twinkling” by Hauenschild (YELLOW)
  23. Fade-out after title—“Please Mumsey”: “Cocotte” by Tyson
  24. Do you think I can get anywhere: “Poppy Love Theme” by Luz
  25. Fade-out as family leaves house to cabaret: “That’s My Weakness Now” by Green
  26. Girl at table eating: Repeat No. 24 “Poppy Love Theme”
  27. End of act—people enter cabaret: Repeat No. 25 “That’s My Weakness Now”
  28. Man shows money—wraps into girl’s hair: Repeat No. 17 (RED)
  29. Family at table have bill: “Out of the Dawn” by Donaldson
  30. Vampire kisses man: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 19” by Marquardt
  31. Wife motions and begins to walk: Repeat No. 29 “Out of the Dawn”
  32. People stop dancing and applaud: “Anything You Say” by Donaldson
  33. May 1: “Just Another Night” by Donaldson
  34. Man takes off his shoes in cabaret: “Broken Vows” by Kempinski
  35. More night work: “Adoree” by Friml
  36. I can’t tonight: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 6” by Marquardt (RED)
  37. Husband walks from wife (segue quick): “Melodic Appassionato No. 1” by Marquardt
  38. Husband walks out of room—stops in hall: Repeat No. 35 (WHITE)
  39. Husband walks out of hall: Repeat No. 37 “Melodic Appassionato”
  40. Daughter has mother’s head on her lap: Repeat No. 35 (WHITE)
  41. Fade-out of mother and daughter: “Misterioso No. 2” by Hintz
  42. Young man walks out of room: “Appassionato Lirico” by Bradford
  43. Girl lies down on couch: “Bayaderes” from Babylon by Elie (DK. GREEN)
  44. Fade-out of girl on couch: “The Answer In Your Eyes” by Savino
  45. Fade after maid closes hall door: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 13” by Marquardt
  46. Daughter drags mother from edge of roof: “Adoree” by Friml (WHITE)
  47. Daughter walks from mother: Repeat No. 41 “Misterioso No. 2”
  48. Stop short as vampire opens curtains and sees girl: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 1” by Marquardt
  49. Cane ringing doorbell: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 6” by Marquardt (RED)
  50. Every time you get a few drinks in you: “Mysterious Tension” by Axt
  51. Just be quiet: Repeat No. 49 (RED)
  52. Man sees cane on piano: Repeat No. 50 “Mysterious Tension”
  53. Father sees daughter in man’s arms: Repeat No. 37 “Melodic Appassionato”
  54. Girl doesn’t let father leave room after title—“You’d hit me”: “Romance” by Kardanoff
  55. Daughter runs off screen with mother: “Inspiration” by Edwards
  56. Fade-out of father in room: “Twinkling” by Hauenschild (YELLOW)
  57. We’ve saved the biggest present: Repeat No. 46 (WHITE)

Proper orchestral rest period is Nos. 34 to 44 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 repetition of numbers designates the Mood or Emotion, and is used as a code for such repetitions.

Source: Carl Braun Collection

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