Elmer Bernstein

Born: 4 April 1922, New York City, N.Y.
Died: 18 August 2004, Ojai, Calif.

Highlighted works

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    Sweet Smell of Success

    Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis play tabloid baron J.J. Hunsecker and grasping press agent Sidney Falco in this jet-black satire on the venality of the newspaper business.

  • The Great Escape

    The Great Escape

    A true-life WWII POW story gets all-star Hollywood treatment, topped by Steve McQueen’s iconic (and fictional) motorbike ride towards freedom.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Gregory Peck is at his noble, Oscar-winning best as a Depression-era lawyer in small-town Alabama who defends a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman.

  • The Blues Brothers

    This musical car chase caper, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, is one of the best ever action comedies.

  • Bringing out the Dead

    A paramedic struggles psychologically over three turbulent nights in New York.

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