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The Adventures of Marco Polo

In 1937 Samuel Goldwyn signed Hugo Friedhofer to a contract, and the result was Friedhofer’s first major original score for THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO. The movie was one of the most elaborate and costly productions of independent producer Samuel Goldwyn; it also became one of his biggest money-losers upon release when it failed at […]

The Academy Award

Scoring of the Dramatic Picture Oscar statuette awarded to Hugo Friedhofer for the 1946 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES. Friedhofer, who was nominated in the music scoring category nine times, received the award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on 13 March 1950 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The […]