Marvin Hatley Net Worth

Marvin Hatley Net Worth is
$10 Million

Marvin Hatley Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Thomas Marvin Hatley (April 3, 1905 – August 23, 1986), professionally known simply as Marvin Hatley, was an American film composer and musical director, best known for his work for the Hal Roach studio from 1929 until 1940.Hatley wrote many of the musical cues appearing in the Our Gang, Laurel and Hardy, and Charley Chase films. His most memorable composition is "The Cookoo Song" (also known as "Ku-Ku", or "Dance of the Cookoos"), which serves as Laurel and Hardy's theme song. He was also the "player piano" (performing off-screen) in The Music Box (1932). His work in Laurel and Hardy's films Way Out West and Block-Heads earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Score.In 1939, Hatley was fired from the Roach studio. At the insistence of Stan Laurel, however, he did return to score one final Laurel & Hardy film, Saps at Sea. Hatley went on to become a lounge pianist, and often remarked that he earned more money in that career than during his days at the Roach studio.Marvin Hatley was a native of Reed, Oklahoma. He died on August 23, 1986 in Hollywood, California.

Date Of BirthApril 3, 1905
Place Of BirthReed, Oklahoma, USA
ProfessionMusic Department, Soundtrack, Composer
Star SignAries
1Accomplished composer and musician at Hal Roach studios during the 1930s; he wrote Laurel & Hardy's legendary signature tune 'The Cuckoo Song'.

Music Department

Come Clean1931Short composer: stock music - uncredited / composer: theme music - uncredited
Pardon Us1931composer: theme music - uncredited
Spuk um Mitternacht1931Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Our Wife1931Short composer: theme music - uncredited
Air-Tight1931Short composer: music cues - uncredited
Politiquerías1931composer: stock music - uncredited
Los calaveras1931composer: theme music - uncredited
Chickens Come Home-1931Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Be Big!1931Short composer: music cues - uncredited / composer: theme music - uncredited
Laughing Gravy1930Short composer: stock music - uncredited
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case1930Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Radiomanía1930Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Hog Wild1930Short musical director - uncredited
Below Zero1930Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Brats1930Short composer: theme music - 1937 version, uncredited
Blotto1930Short composer: theme music - 1937 version, uncredited
Pêle-Mêle1930Short stock music - uncredited
Perfect Day1929Short composer: stock music - 1936 reissue, uncredited
The Pigeon Detectives with Thomas Burt2011Short stock music
De Buik Vol2010composer: themes
Kameleon als schokkend doelwit2007Video composer: themes
Kameleon en de dubbelganger2005Video short composer: themes
Who Killed Doc Robbin?1948composer: stock music - uncredited
I'll Sell My Life1941musical director
Broadway Limited1941musical director
The Housekeeper's Daughter1939composer: stock music - uncredited
Topper Takes a Trip1938music supervisor
There Goes My Heart1938musical director
Block-Heads1938musical director
Hide and Shriek1938Short composer: stock music - uncredited / musical director - uncredited
Swiss Miss1938musical direction
Three Men in a Tub1938Short musical director - uncredited
Bear Facts1938Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Merrily We Live1938musical director
Our Gang Follies of 19381937Short composer: stock music - uncredited / musical director
Mail and Female1937/IShort composer: stock music - uncredited
The Pigskin Palooka1937Short musical director - uncredited
Framing Youth1937Short composer: stock music - uncredited / musical director - uncredited
Fishy Tales1937Short composer: stock music - uncredited / musical director - uncredited
Night 'n' Gales1937Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Topper1937musical director
Roamin' Holiday1937Short musical director - uncredited
Pick a Star1937musical director
Three Smart Boys1937Short musical director
Rushin' Ballet1937Short composer: stock music - uncredited / musical director - uncredited
Way Out West1937musical director
Hearts Are Thumps1937Short composer: stock music - uncredited / musical director - uncredited
Glove Taps1937Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Reunion in Rhythm1937Short musical director - uncredited
Pay As You Exit1936Short composer: stock music - uncredited / musical director - uncredited
Mister Cinderella1936musical director
Two Too Young1936Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Bored of Education1936Short musical director - uncredited
Kelly the Second1936musical director
Arbor Day1936Short musical director - uncredited
The Lucky Corner1936Short musical director - uncredited
The Bohemian Girl1936composer: additional music - uncredited
The Pinch Singer1936Short musical director - uncredited
Our Gang Follies of 19361935Short musical director - uncredited
Little Sinner1935Short musical director - uncredited
Little Papa1935Short musical director
Teacher's Beau1935Short musical director - uncredited
Thicker Than Water1935Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Beginner's Luck1935Short composer: stock music - uncredited / musical director - uncredited
The Fixer Uppers1935Short composer: theme music - uncredited
Tit for Tat1935Short composer: theme music - uncredited
Shrimps for a Day1934Short musical director - uncredited
The Live Ghost1934Short composer: stock music - uncredited / composer: theme music - uncredited
Mama's Little Pirate1934Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Mike Fright1934Short musical director - uncredited
Them Thar Hills1934Short composer: stock music - uncredited / composer: theme music - uncredited
Going Bye-Bye!1934Short composer: theme music - uncredited
Hi'-Neighbor!1934Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Oliver the Eighth1934Short composer: theme music - uncredited
Sons of the Desert1933composer: theme music - uncredited
Dirty Work1933Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Wild Poses1933Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Midsummer Mush1933Short composer: music cues - uncredited / musical director - uncredited
Busy Bodies1933Short composer: stock music - uncredited
The Midnight Patrol1933Short composer: stock music - uncredited
One Track Minds1933Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Me and My Pal1933Short composer: theme music - uncredited
Twice Two1933Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Towed in a Hole1932Short composer: stock music - uncredited
A Lad an' a Lamp1932Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Their First Mistake1932Short composer: theme music - uncredited
Pack Up Your Troubles1932composer: theme music - uncredited
Scram!1932Short composer: theme music - uncredited
County Hospital1932Short composer: theme music - uncredited
The Chimp1932Short composer: theme music - uncredited
The Music Box1932Short composer: theme music - uncredited
Any Old Port!1932Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Helpmates1932Short composer: stock music - uncredited
One Good Turn1931Short composer: stock music - uncredited


Britain's Got Talent2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
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Twin Town1997writer: "Dance of the Cuckoo"
Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's1965music: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
The Big Parade of Comedy1964Documentary music: "Ku-Ku" Dance of the Cuckoos - uncredited
A Coming-Out Party1961music: "Dance of the Cuckoos" - uncredited
Concrete Jungle1960music: "Dance of the Cuckoos" - uncredited
When Comedy Was King1960Documentary music: "Dance of the Cuckoos"
Little Rascals Varieties1959writer: "Honolulu Baby"
12 Angry Men1957music: "Dance of the Cuckoos" - uncredited
Campus Rhythm1943writer: "It's Great to Be a College Girl" - as T. Marvin Hatley
Slightly Dangerous1943music: "Dance of the Cuckoos" 1928 - uncredited
Uncle Joe1941writer: "Woogie Hula", "The Land of Nod", "Inspirational You"
The Flying Deuces1939music: "Ku-Ku" 1930 - uncredited
Hide and Shriek1938Short music: "The Ghost Frolic" - uncredited
Swiss Miss1938music: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Feed 'em and Weep1938Short arranger: "Happy Birthday Mr. Hood" - uncredited / lyrics: "Happy Birthday Mr. Hood" - uncredited
Bear Facts1938Short music: "Nightfall" - uncredited
Our Gang Follies of 19381937Short writer: "Stagecoach Conversation", "Honolula Baby"
Framing Youth1937Short arranger: "The Pilgrim's Chorus" - uncredited / music: "Here Comes the Ice Cream Man" - uncredited / writer: "Honolulu Baby" - uncredited
Roamin' Holiday1937Short arranger: "There's No Place Like Home" - uncredited
Pick a Star1937music: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Nobody's Baby1937music: "Nobody's Baby", "I've Dreamed About This", "Quien Sabe", "All Dressed Up in Rhythm"
Way Out West1937music: "Will You Be My Lovey-Dovey?" 1936, "Dance of the Cuckoos" 1930 - uncredited
Glove Taps1937Short music: "Stage-Coach Conversation" - uncredited
Reunion in Rhythm1937Short arranger: "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited
Pay As You Exit1936Short writer: "He Peddled His Bristles To Women" - uncredited
Our Relations1936music: "Ku-Ku" - uncredited
Bored of Education1936Short arranger: "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" - uncredited
Arbor Day1936Short music: "A Nickel In The Slot", "Swinging The Blues Away", "Planting" - uncredited / writer: "Willow Trees", "The Woodman" - uncredited
Second Childhood1936Short arranger: "Oh! Susanna" - uncredited
The Lucky Corner1936Short arranger: "Dixie", "Little Brown Jug" - uncredited / music: "Goin' To Town" - uncredited
The Bohemian Girl1936music: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Divot Diggers1936Short arranger: "She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain" - uncredited
The Pinch Singer1936Short writer: "Good Morning Children"
Our Gang Follies of 19361935Short arranger: "She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain" / music: "Honolulu Baby", "Good Morning Children", "The Ghost Frolic" / writer: "Step Up, Kids!"
Bonnie Scotland1935music: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Sprucin' Up1935Short arranger: "She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain" - uncredited / music: "The Ice Man" - uncredited
Teacher's Beau1935Short arranger: "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" - uncredited
Southern Exposure1935Short music: "That Sun, Sun, Sunny South", "Corn Stalk Joe" - uncredited
Thicker Than Water1935Short writer: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Poker at Eight1935Short music: "I'm in the Dog House" - uncredited
Sing Sister Sing1935Short lyrics: "I Wake Up with a Song" - uncredited / music: "I Wake Up with a Song" - uncredited
Beginner's Luck1935Short arranger: "She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain" - uncredited / music: "Swinging The Blues Away", "Please Press Your Lips To Mine", "Wobbly Feet" - uncredited / writer: "Honolulu Baby" - uncredited
The Fixer Uppers1935Short writer: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Shrimps for a Day1934Short music: "Here Comes the Ice Cream Man" - uncredited
Fate's Fathead1934Short music: "How About Another Cup of Coffee?" - uncredited
Babes in Toyland1934music: "The Ku-Ku Song" 1930 - uncredited
Something Simple1934Short music: "Who Killed Cock Robin" - uncredited
Mike Fright1934Short "Jimmy Had a Nickel", "My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua", uncredited / performer: "Honolulu Baby" - uncredited / writer: "Honolulu Baby" - uncredited
Them Thar Hills1934Short music: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
It Happened One Day1934Short music: "He Peddled His Bristles to Women" - uncredited
Going Bye-Bye!1934Short writer: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Another Wild Idea1934Short lyrics: "Lunatic's Love Song" - uncredited / music: "Henry VIII", "Lunatic's Love Song" - uncredited
Music in Your Hair1934Short music: "Don't Start Frettin'", "Goin' to Town" - uncredited
Benny, from Panama1934Short lyrics: "Now That We're Alone", "We Came to Pay Our Respects" - uncredited / music: "Now That We're Alone", "We Came to Pay Our Respects" - uncredited
A Duke for a Day1934Short lyrics: "I Wake Up with a Song" - uncredited / music: "I Wake Up with a Song", "Sorry", "Wedding Bells" - uncredited
I'll Take Vanilla1934Short music: "Here Comes the Ice Cream Man" - uncredited
Four Parts1934Short music: "Aunt Emma's Got Ants in Her Pantry", "When the Band Around Your Hat Plays Home Sweet Home" - uncredited
The Cracked Ice Man1934Short writer: "One Times One" - uncredited
Sons of the Desert1933writer: "Honolulu Baby", "We Are the Sons of the Desert" - uncredited
The Merry Old Soul1933Short writer: "The Cuckoo Song Ku-Ku The Dance of the Cuckoos" - uncredited
Wild Poses1933Short music: "Ku-Ku" - uncredited
Midsummer Mush1933Short music: "Sorry" - uncredited
Busy Bodies1933Short 1928, writer: "Ku-Ku", uncredited
Sherman Said It1933Short music: "Sidewalk Sam" - uncredited / writer: "She's Mine All Mine" - uncredited
The Devil's Brother1933music: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Pack Up Your Troubles1932writer: "Dance of the Cuckoos" 1930 - uncredited
Scram!1932Short music: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
County Hospital1932Short writer: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
The Music Box1932Short performer: " I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land" 1860, "The Star-Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
Helpmates1932Short writer: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Our Wife1931Short writer: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Chickens Come Home-1931Short writer: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Another Fine Mess1930Short music: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case1930Short writer: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Hog Wild1930Short writer: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited
Men O'War1929Short writer: "Ku-Ku" 1928 - uncredited


Hollywood and Vine1945
I'll Sell My Life1941uncredited
Broadway Limited1941uncredited
City of Missing Girls1941uncredited
Blame It on Love1940Short
Saps at Sea1940musical score
A Chump at Oxford1940
Captain Fury1939musical score
Zenobia1939musical score
There Goes My Heart1938uncredited
Swiss Miss1938uncredited
Merrily We Live1938uncredited
Our Gang Follies of 19381937Short uncredited
The Pigskin Palooka1937Short uncredited
Roamin' Holiday1937Short uncredited
Pick a Star1937uncredited
Rushin' Ballet1937Short uncredited
Nobody's Baby1937
Way Out West1937uncredited
Reunion in Rhythm1937Short uncredited
General Spanky1936musical score
Mister Cinderella1936uncredited
Kelly the Second1936uncredited
Our Gang Follies of 19361935Short uncredited
Little Sinner1935Short uncredited
Bonnie Scotland1935uncredited
Sons of the Desert1933uncredited
Pack Up Your Troubles1932uncredited
The Music Box1932Short uncredited
Beau Hunks1931Short uncredited
Our Wife1931Short uncredited
Another Fine Mess1930Short uncredited
Hog Wild1930Short uncredited
Night Owls1930Short uncredited


Uncle Joe1941Bandleader Marvin Hartley
Our Relations1936Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
The Pinch Singer1936ShortMarvin, music conductor
Bonnie Scotland1935Accordionist (uncredited)
Mike Fright1934ShortPiano Player
Sons of the Desert1933Club Pianist (uncredited)
Luncheon at Twelve1933ShortMarv (as The Ranch Boys)
Midsummer Mush1933ShortMember of Camping Trio
Sherman Said It1933ShortSoldier / Musician
Arabian Tights1933ShortMusician - The Ranch Boys (uncredited)
Maids a la Mode1933ShortPianist (uncredited)
Pack Up Your Troubles1932Doughboy (uncredited)
Love Pains1932ShortPiano Player at Party (uncredited)
The Tabasco Kid1932ShortCowboy (uncredited)
Beau Hunks1931ShortRiffian (uncredited)
Rough Seas1931ShortPvt. Marvin Hatley (as The Ranch Boys)
High C's1930ShortTrumpet player (as The Ranch Boys)
Shivering Shakespeare1930ShortMusician


Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
Omnibus1974TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Silent Clowns2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Living Famously2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Laurel and Hardy Show1986TV SeriesDougboy / Pianist (1986)

Nominated Awards

1939OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, ScoringThere Goes My Heart (1938)
1939OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreBlock-Heads (1938)
1938OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, ScoreWay Out West (1937)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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