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Samuel Kaylin

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Nationality  United States
Died  July 7, 1983, Kern
Role  Film composer

Name  Samuel Kaylin
Known for  film music
Spouse  Clara Szemere (m. ?–1972)
Born  18 Jan 1892Ekaterinoslav, Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Other names  Shevach Samuel Kalinowsky
Occupation  Music Director, 20th Century Fox
Music director  Frontier Marshal, The Terror of Tiny Town, Charlie Chan in Egypt, Charlie Chan in Honolulu, Mysterious Mr Moto
Similar People  Norman Foster, David Buttolph, Charles Maxwell, Fred Allen, Allan Dwan

Samuel Kaylin (18 January 1892 – 7 July 1983) was a film composer who scored Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto movies for Fox Film and 20th Century Fox.


Early years

Kaylin was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to the US on January 16, 1907 aboard the Norddeutscher Lloyd steamship Neckar. He worked as a musician at the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles.


Kaylin joined Fox Film in 1930 and composed more than 80 film scores. Among them were the scores for Shirley Temple's Bright Eyes and John Ford's Judge Priest. He left 20th Century Fox, Fox Film's successor, in 1940.


Kaylin died in Bakersfield, California.

Selected filmography

  • Harmony at Home (1930)
  • Walls of Gold (1933)
  • Forbidden Melody (1933)
  • Orient Express (1934)
  • Nothing More Than a Woman (1934)
  • Gentle Julia (1936)
  • Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)
  • The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940)
  • References

    Samuel Kaylin Wikipedia