Title: Detectives

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: “The Devil’s Elixir” by Marquardt (BROWN)
  2. This story is dedicated: “Agitato No. 4” by Zamecnik
  3. Men knocked down stairs: “Sunshine and Flowers” by Schoenfeld
  4. Close-up of man snoring: “Mignonette” by Sodero
  5. Up in Orloff’s room: “Gossip” by Marquardt (LIGHT BLUE)
  6. Doctor speaking to detective: ”Lucky In Love” by Henderson (YELLOW)
  7. Detective stabs bellboy with badge pin: Repeat No. 5 (LIGHT BLUE)
  8. Tomorrow ladies: “The Hour of Ghosts” by Becce (RED)
  9. Hall scene showing bellboy: Repeat No. 5 (LIGHT BLUE)
  10. Stop short as detective raises hand to strike bellboy: “Eternal Poem” by Weiller
  11. Plotters show on screen after detective laughs: Repeat No. 8 (RED)
  12. Bellboy walks out of room where card players are seen: “Agitato Mysterioso” by Norton
  13. Hand takes hold of detective’s legs: “In Pensive Mood” by Berge
  14. I’ve got it: :”The Devil’s Elixir” by Marquardt (BROWN)
  15. Man falls out of closet: “Gossip” by Marquardt (LIGHT BLUE)
  16. The following morning: “Lucky In Love” by Henderson (YELLOW)
  17. Stop with pistol shot: “A Little Peach” by Colin
  18. Boy disguised as girl enters room: “The Hour of Ghosts” by Becce (RED)
  19. Crook puts flashlight in drawer: “Defense of Honor” by Zamecnik
  20. I never saw such a fresh maid: “A Place of Dreams” by Gras
  21. Hotel hall scene: “The Home Stretch” by Bierman
  22. Fade-out after detective is caught in window: Repeat No. 18 (RED)
  23. Girl takes necklace out of crook’s pocket: Repeat No. 15 (LIGHT BLUE)
  24. Girl hid in mummy box: “Astir” by Berge
  25. Miles out: Continue No. 24 with storm effects
  26. Bellboy comes out of mummy box: Repeat No. 14 (BROWN)
  27. Detective closes big window: “Dramatic Allegro” by Falck
  28. Bellboy and detective recognize each other: Repeat No. 14 (BROWN)
  29. The next time I see you: Repeat No. 18 (RED)
  30. Detective falls into cellar: “Incidental Symphony No. 34” by Kempinski
  31. You here again: “The Hour of Ghosts” by Becce (RED)
  32. Plotters walk away from prison doors: “Passing of Summer” by Parker
  33. You’re a fine detective: “Dance of the Skeletons” by Allen
  34. Karl Dane hops into mummy box: Repeat No. 31 (RED)
  35. Bellboy takes barrel off head: “The Devil’s Elixir” by Marquardt (BROWN)
  36. Doctor begins to cut mummy: “Gossip” by Marquardt (LIGHT BLUE)
  37. Get them quick: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 9” by Marquardt
  38. Crooks fall through trap door (stop with crash): Repeat No. 37 “Symphonic Incidentals No. 9”
  39. Police office scene: “Agitato Pathetic” by Kilenyi
  40. After what I just told you: “Air de Ballet” by Herbert
  41. Detective opens searchlight: “Pekoe Dance” by Tschakoff
  42. You’re a disgrace: “Lucky In Love” by Henderson (YELLOW)
  43. Detective locked in cell: Repeat No. 36 (LIGHT BLUE)

Proper orchestra rest period is Nos. 16 to 27 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


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