55 Days at Peking (Film) 1963

A dramatization of the 1900 Boxer Rebellion by director Nicholas Ray and producer Samuel Bronston.

Production Credits
Role Person
Producer Samuel BronstonListed on cue sheet:
Arranger Dimitri TiomkinListed on cue sheet:

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Composer Dimitri TiomkinListed on cue sheet:

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Lyricist Paul Francis WebsterListed on cue sheet:

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Title Image
Fifty-Five Days at Peking A1 Poster
Description:
Fifty-Five Days at Peking Half Sheet Poster
Description: two identical
Fifty-Five Days at Peking Half Sheet Poster
Description: two identical
Fifty-Five Days at Peking Insert
Description: Coming Soon!
Lobby Card A
Description:First in Sequence of Lobby Card Set.
Lobby Card B
Description:Second in Sequence of Lobby Card Set.
Lobby Card C
Description:Third in Sequence of Lobby Card Set.
Lobby Card D
Description:Fourth in Sequence of Lobby Card Set.
Lobby Card E
Description:Fifth in Sequence of Lobby Card Set.
Lobby Card F
Description:Sixth in Sequence of Lobby Card Set.
Lobby Card G
Description:Seventh in Sequence of Lobby Card Set.
Lobby Card H
Description:Eighth in Sequence of Lobby Card Set.
Will Come Soon!
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Description: British quad
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Description: Belgian poster
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Description: Belgian poster (re-release)
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Description: 28×41
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Description: British flyer (very small)
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Description: 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 full colour promo
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Description: press book (14×19)
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  • Cue Sheet
located in the Tiomkin Collection at USC
Total Time:
1 hour, 43 minutes, 53 seconds

Cue Title Reel Part Usage Timing Collaborators
1 Overture
Description: Coming Soon
1 1 Background Instrumental Entire 3:00
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
2 Main Title
Description: Drums and Bugle
1 2 Background Instrumental Entire 3:02
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
3 Russian Anthem (Russian Band Playing)
Description: Coming Soon
1 3 Visual Instrumental Partial :28
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
4 Call to Colors (Marines playing trumpets)
Description: Coming Soon
1 4 Visual Instrumental Partial :24
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
5 French Anthem (French band playing)
Description: Coming Soon
1 5 Visual Instrumental Entire :16
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
6 Japanese Anthem (Band over Japanese Flag)
Description: Coming Soon
1 6 Background Instrumental Partial :56
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
7 Deautschland Uber Alles (German band playing)
Description: Coming Soon
1 7 Visual Instrumental Entire :30
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
8 Spanish Anthem (Band playing over Spanish Flag)
Description: Coming Soon
1 8 Background Instrumental Partial :30
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
9 British Anthem (British Band Playing)
Description: Coming Soon
1 9 Background Instrumental :50
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
10 Italian Anthem (Italian band over Italian Flag)
Description: Coming Soon
1 10 Background Instrumental Partial :37
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
11 Trumpet Call (Trumpets announcing arrival of Jung Lu)
Description: Coming Soon
1 11 Visual Instrumental Entire :20
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
12 Jung Lu (Jung Lu enters courtyard)
Description: Coming Soon
2 1 Background Instrumental Entire :22
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
13 Chinese Nightengale (Interior Empress’ Chamber)
Description: Coming Soon
2 2 Background Instrumental Entire 1:18
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
14 Empress’ Chamber (Jung Lu and the Empress interior Empress’ Chamber)
Description: Coming Soon
2 3 Background Instrumental Entire 1:16
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
15 Torture Sequence (Marines enter walled city)
Description: Coming Soon
3 1 Background Instrumental Entire 1:14
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
16 First Contact With Boxers (Lewis barters for Father Beamish)
Description: Coming Soon
3 2 Background Instrumental Entire :33
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
17 Welcome to Marines (Marines enter walled city. Theresa sees father)
Description: Coming Soon
3 3 Background Instrumental Entire 2:00
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
18 Hotel Blanc (Natalie appears on balcony)
Description: Coming Soon
3 4 Background Instrumental Entire 2:20
Paul Francis Webster
(Lyricist)
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
19 Lewis and Natalie (Natalie and Lewis meet in hotel)
Description: Coming Soon
4 1 Background Instrumental Entire 2:15
Paul Francis Webster
(Lyricist)
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
20 Father and daughter (when Theresa runs to father)
Description: Coming Soon
4 2 Background Instrumental Entire :24
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
21 Street Scene (Lewis arriving at British Location)
Description: Coming Soon
4 3 Background Instrumental Entire :20
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
22 Procession of Prince Tuan (Delegates and Prince Tuan arriving at British ball)
Description: Coming Soon
5 1 Background Instrumental Entire 1:55
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
23 Anniversary 2-step (First dance British Legation)
Description: Coming Soon
5 2 Visual Instrumental Entire 3:12
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
24 Boxers Entertain (Boxers enter ballroom by invitation of Prince Tuan)
Description: Coming Soon
6 1 Background Instrumental Entire 2:40
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
25 Waltz (Waltz-British ballroom)
Description: Coming Soon
6 2A Visual Instrumental Entire :55
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
26 Waltz Natalie (Lewis and Natalie dance – interior temple)
Description: Coming Soon
6 2B Background Instrumental Entire 1:24
Paul Francis Webster
(Lyricist)
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
27 Murder of German Ambassador (German Ambassador is killed)
Description: Coming Soon
6 3 Background Instrumental Entire 2:12
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
28 Beheading (Boxer beheaded)
Description: Coming Soon
7 1 Background Instrumental Entire :26
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
30 Warning (Empress warns Lewis and Robertson)
Description: Coming Soon
7 3 Background Instrumental Partial :59
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
31 Rescue (British Troops rescue Lewis and Robertson)
Description: Coming Soon
7 4 Background Instrumental Entire 1:02
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
32 Montage (Preparation Montage)
Description: Coming Soon
8 1 Background Instrumental Entire 2:08
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
33 Visit to Chinaman (Natalie goes to shop)
Description: Coming Soon
8 2 Background Instrumental 1:34
Paul Francis Webster
(Lyricist)
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
34 No Entry
Description: Coming Soon
8 3 Background Instrumental :00
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
35 French Legation Battle (French battle Boxers)
Description: Coming Soon
8 4 Background Instrumental Entire 3:13
Paul Francis Webster
(Lyricist)
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
36 Overture
Description: Coming Soon
8 5 Background Instrumental Entire :45
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
37 Main Title
Description: Coming Soon
9 1 Background Instrumental Entire 2:06
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
38 Russian Anthem (Russian Band Playing)
Description: Coming Soon
9 2 Background Vocal Entire :30
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
39 Call to Colors (Marines playing trumpets)
Description: Coming Soon
9 3 Background Instrumental Entire 2:45
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
40 French Anthem (French band playing)
Description: Coming Soon
9 4 Background Instrumental Entire :00
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
41 Japanese Anthem (Band over Japanese Flag)
Description: Coming Soon
9 5 Background Instrumental Entire :55
Paul Francis Webster
(Lyricist)
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
42 Deautschland Uber Alles (German band playing)
Description: Coming Soon
10 1 Background Instrumental Entire 5:42
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
43 Spanish Anthem (Band playing over Spanish Flag)
Description: Coming Soon
10 2 Background Instrumental Entire :07
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
44 British Anthem (British Band Playing)
Description: Coming Soon
11 A Background Instrumental Partial :59
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
45 Italian Anthem (Italian band over Italian Flag)
Description: Coming Soon
11 1 Background Instrumental Entire :35
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
46 Trumpet Call (Trumpets announcing arrival of Jung Lu)
Description: Coming Soon
11 2 Background Instrumental Partial :55
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
47 Jung Lu (Jung Lu enters courtyard)
Description: Coming Soon
11 3 Background Instrumental Entire 1:03
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
48 Chinese Nightengale (Interior Empress’ Chamber)
Description: Coming Soon
11 4 Background Instrumental Entire 1:14
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
49 Empress’ Chamber (Jung Lu and the Empress interior Empress’ Chamber)
Description: Coming Soon
12 1 Background Instrumental Entire :00
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
50 Torture Sequence (Marines enter walled city)
Description: Coming Soon
12 2 Background Instrumental Entire 2:46
Paul Francis Webster
(Lyricist)
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
51 First Contact With Boxers (Lewis barters for Father Beamish)
Description: Coming Soon
13 1 Background Instrumental Entire 1:52
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
52 Welcome to Marines (Marines enter walled city. Theresa sees father)
Description: Coming Soon
13 2 Background Instrumental Entire :00
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
53 Hotel Blanc (Natalie appears on balcony)
Description: Coming Soon
13 3 Background Instrumental Entire 4:07
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
54 Lewis and Natalie (Natalie and Lewis meet in hotel)
Description: Coming Soon
14 1 Background Instrumental Entire 2:30
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
55 Father and daughter (when Theresa runs to father)
Description: Coming Soon
14 2 Background Instrumental Entire :30
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
56 Street Scene (Lewis arriving at British Location)
Description: Coming Soon
14 3 Background Instrumental Entire 2:07
Paul Francis Webster
(Lyricist)
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
57 Procession of Prince Tuan (Delegates and Prince Tuan arriving at British ball)
Description: Coming Soon
15 1 Background Instrumental Entire :00
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
58 Anniversary 2-step (First dance British Legation)
Description: Coming Soon
15 2 Background Instrumental Entire 1:42
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
59 Boxers Entertain (Boxers enter ballroom by invitation of Prince Tuan)
Description: Coming Soon
15 3 Background Instrumental Entire 1:10
Paul Francis Webster
(Lyricist)
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
60 Waltz (Waltz-British ballroom)
Description: Coming Soon
15 4 Background Instrumental Entire 2:15
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
61 Waltz Natalie (Lewis and Natalie dance – interior temple)
Description: Coming Soon
15 5 Background Instrumental Entire 1:00
()
62 Murder of German Ambassador (German Ambassador is killed)
Description: Coming Soon
15 6 Background Instrumental 1:02
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
63 Beheading (Boxer beheaded)
Description: Coming Soon
16 1 Background Instrumental 2:47
()
64 No Entry
Description: Coming Soon
16 2 Background Instrumental Entire :40
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
65 Warning (Empress warns Lewis and Robertson)
Description: Coming Soon
16 3 Background Instrumental Entire :40
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
66 Rescue (British Troops rescue Lewis and Robertson)
Description: Coming Soon
17 1 Background Instrumental Entire 2:20
Paul Francis Webster
(Lyricist)
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Arranger)
67 Montage (Preparation Montage)
Description: Coming Soon
17 2 Background Instrumental Entire 1:40
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
68 Visit to Chinaman (Natalie goes to shop)
Description: Coming Soon
17 3 Background Instrumental Entire 2:55
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
69 No Entry
Description: Coming Soon
18 1 Background Instrumental Entire 1:30
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
70 French Legation Battle (French battle Boxers)
Description: Coming Soon
18 2 Visual Instrumental Entire :38
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
71 Overture
Description: Coming Soon
18 2A Visual Instrumental Entire 1:03
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
72 Main Title
Description: Coming Soon
18 2B Background Instrumental Entire 1:03
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
73 Russian Anthem (Russian Band Playing)
Description: Coming Soon
18 3 Background Instrumental Entire :40
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
74 Call to Colors (Marines playing trumpets)
Description: Coming Soon
18 4 Background Instrumental Entire 2:00
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
75 French Anthem (French band playing)
Description: Coming Soon
18 5 Vocal Entire 2:45
Paul Francis Webster
(Lyricist)
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Composer)
Box
Storage Contents Storage Number
Two volumes [loose leaf books] of music timing cue sheets, original typescripts, heavily annotated by Dimitri Tiomkin.Vocal, orchestral parts, holograph and ozalid; photocopies and ozalids of various national anthems and patriotic songs. Also conductor parts.

Original musical sketches, by Dimitri Tiomkin, holograph, for songs:
So Little Time – (with some lyrics), also score (part)
Natasha – lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
55 Days at Peking – plus unidentified piece

Notes: Also ozalids of “Natasha,” and “55 Days at Peking.”

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Orchestral parts, holograph and ozalid, in the hand of the copyist.Vocal and short score ozalid masters, in the hand of the copyist.

Photocopies of song, “So Little Time,” lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, music by Dimitri Tiomkin. (yellowed); also photostat negative and holograph.

Original and (2) carbon typescripts, 1 p., “Dupes Received Up-to-date.”

Carbon typescript of cover letter from Tiomkin, and enclosed French lyrics, by Henri Contet, to “Si peu de Temps” [“So Little Time”]; 3 enclosures lacking.

Original (2 p.) and carbon typescript, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, to “55 Days at Peking.”

Original musical sketches by Dimitri Tiomkin, holograph. Also score in the hand of the arranger. Ozalid master to latter song, with ozalid copies. Letter, original typescript, to Tiomkin from music publisher.

Notes: Short scores, balances, orchestral parts, in the hand of the copyist.

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Orchestral parts, holograph and ozalid, in the hand of the copyist.Photostat negatives of songs: “Natasha,” “Portrait of Theresa.”

Holograph, photostat, ozalid copies of song “Natasha,” and holograph music notes.

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Ozalid masters, string and percussion parts, in the hand of the copyist.Original vocal/musical sketches for songs, holograph; ozalid, photostat holograph copies.

Booklet: Trumpet and Bugle Sounds for the Army, 61 p.

Original typescripts, carbons, photostats, various foreign language lyrics for “So Little Time.”

Also ozalid masters for latter.Orchestral parts, holograph and ozalid, in the hand of the copyist.

Music cue sheets sent out (list), original typescript (3 p.).

Music cue timing sheet forms, filled in, typescript; xerographic copies.

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Folder entitled “Anthems”: booklets:
Sousa Album; Favorite Marches by John Philip Sousa (1956).
Sousa Album for the Pianoforte
(c1923).
National Anthems of the United Nations and Their Allies
(1943).
Himnos de las naciones
(no date).”Pomp and Circumstance,” by Edward Elgar, sheet music for piano solo and orchestral parts (printed).

Band and piano parts for “The Mosquito’s Parade,” by Howard Whitney.

“Himno Nacional Espanol,” letre de Jose Maria Peman, sheet music and band parts.

Music timing list, original and carbon typescripts (4 p.).

“Semper Fideles March, “by Sousa, miscellaneous orchestra parts (printed).

Original musical sketches by Dimitri Tiomkin, holograph.

Memorandum (original and carbon typescripts) regarding National Anthems and other tunes.

Carbon typescript, memo, regarding music copyright clearances.

Annotated carbon typescript, lyrics, “55 Days at Peking.”

Ozalid masters and copies of various songs; also photostats.

Carbon typescripts of songs “So Little Time” and “Portrait of Theresa.”

Orchestral parts, holograph and ozalids, in the hand of the copyist.

Short score, ozalid, in unidentified hand.

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Original score by Dimitri Tiomkin in the hand of the arrangers, Herb Taylor and G. A. Emanuel [Manuel Emanuel].Notes: (800 leaves?) 26A

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