Squeezeboxes

As an accordion lover (owner of 4) and film addict (Gary & I, at last count, have watched over 1300 movies together), I can't help but notice squeezeboxes when they make a film appearance . I started this list in 1996, the "Year of the Accordion", as a tribute to the contributions these bellowed wonders have made to the cinematic arts.

My list of "SqueezeBoxes on the Silver Screen" includes any film made for the big screen (feature, short or animation) in which a piano accordion, bandoneon, concertina, button box or melodeon is seen, heard or both! I have added linked pages with brief info about each occurrence and I try to credit the contributors.

If you see one send me () the film's title, director, year or whatever you know about it. I've been slow to update the list the last couple of years but will try to get it onto the list eventually ;-)

And special thanks to the wonderful people at: rec.music.makers.squeezebox!

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mags

Squeezeboxes on the Silver Screen
In alphabetical order with directors and dates:

  1. ABBA: The Movie / Lasse Hallstrom / 1977
  2. Across The Wide Missouri / William A. Wellman / 1951
  3. Addams Family / Henry Selick / 1991
  4. Addams Family Values / Barry Sonnenfield / 1993
  5. Adolphe jouant de l'accordion / Louis Aimi Augustin Le Prince / [Silent Screen]
  6. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen / Gilliam /
  7. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert / Stephen Elliot / 1994
  8. L'Affaire Dominici / Claude Bernard-Aubert / 1973
  9. Always for Pleasure / Les Blank / 1978
  10. Alyeta, Queen of Mars / / [Silent Screen]
  11. Amadeus / Milos Forman / 1984
  12. Amarcord / Fellini / 1974
  13. American Friends / Tristam Powell / 1991
  14. ...And God Spoke / Arthur Borman / 1993
  15. Angelo My Love/ Robert Duvall /
  16. Antonia's Line / Marleen Gorris / 1995
  17. The Apostle /Robert Duvall /1997
  18. Arizona Dream / Emir Kusturica / 1993
  19. L'Atalante / Jean Vigo / 1934
  20. Back to Oklahoma / / 1936
  21. Back to the Future / /
  22. Belizaire the Cajun / Glen Pitre / 1986
  23. The Big Clock / /
  24. The Big Easy / Jim McBride / 1987
  25. The Big Noise / Mal St. Clair / 1944
  26. The Big Picture / Christopher Quest / 1989
  27. Black Cat, White Cat (Crna macka, beli macor) / Emir Kusturica / 1998
  28. La Boda de la Acordeonista (The Accordianist's Wedding) / Pacho Bottia / 1986
  29. Bye Bye Brazil / Carlos Diegues / 1980
  30. Camille / /
  31. Captain January / David Butler / 1936
  32. Casablanca / /
  33. Cat Ballou / Elliot Silverstein / 1965
  34. Chacun cherche son chat / Cedric Klapisch / 1995
  35. Chained For Life / Harry L. Fraser / 1951
  36. Le Checircane / Lucian Pintilie / 1992
  37. Children of Nature / Fridrik Fridrikson / 1991
  38. Chulas Fronteras / Les Blank / 1976
  39. Cold Comfort Farm / John Schlesinger / 1995
  40. Comfort and Joy / Bill Forsyth / 1984
  41. Como Agua para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) / Alfonso Arau / 1992
  42. Cosi / Mark Joffe / 1996
  43. Cousins / Joel Schumacher / 1989
  44. The Crazy Stranger / Tony Gatlif / 1998
  45. The Dark Backward / Adam Rifkin / 1991
  46. Dark City / / 1997
  47. Dead Again / Kenneth Brannagh / 1991
  48. Dear Brigitte / Henry Koster / 1965
  49. Delicatessan / Marc Caro & Jean Pierre Jeunet / 1991
  50. Del Mero Corazon / Les Blank / 1979
  51. Delta of Venus / /
  52. Diva / Jean-Jaques Beineix / 1981
  53. Doc Hollywood / Michael Caton-Jones / 1991
  54. Doctor Zhivago / David Lean / 1965
  55. Dodge City / Michael Curtiz / 1939
  56. Don Juan de Marco / /
  57. The Dream Team / / 1989
  58. Dry Wood and Hot Pepper / Les Blank / 1973
  59. Edward Scissorhands / Tim Burton / 1990
  60. The English Patient / Anthony Minghella / 1996
  61. Endless Summer II / Bruce Brown / 1994
  62. Escape from Alcatraz / Don Siegel / 1979
  63. Eternity and a Day [Mia aiwniothta kai mia mera ] / Theo Angelopoulos / 1998
  64. Evita/ / 1996
  65. Faithful / Paul Mazursky /
  66. Faraway, So Close / Wim Wenders /
  67. Fargo / Coen Bros. / 1996
  68. Fate is the Hunter / Ralph Nelson (I) / 1964
  69. Father of the Bride / Charles Shyer
  70. Father of the Bride Part II / Charles Shyer /
  71. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T / Roy Rowland / 1953
  72. Ferris Bueller's Day Off / /
  73. Fletch Lives / Michael Ritchie / 1989
  74. Flying Down to Rio / Thomas Freeland / 1933
  75. Forever Darling / Alexander Hall / 1956
  76. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse / Rex Ingram II / 1921[Silent Screen]
  77. Frantic / Roman Polanski / 1988
  78. Frankenstein / James Whale / 1931
  79. The Freshman / Andrew Bergman / 1990
  80. Funny Bones / Peter Chelsom / 1995
  81. Gangsters en Jupons / /
  82. Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers / Les Blank / 1980
  83. Garmon / Igor Savchenko / 1934
  84. The Gay Divorcee / / 1933
  85. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes / /
  86. Get Shorty / Barry Sonnenfeld / 1995
  87. Geometria / Jane Milroy / 1992 / 3:48 min.
  88. Geri's Game /Jan Pinkawa / 1998
  89. Gidget Goes to Rome / / 1963
  90. The Girl Can't Help It / Frank Tashlin / 1956
  91. The GodFather / Coppola / 1972
  92. The Godfather Part II / Coppola / 1974
  93. The Godfather Part III / Coppola / 1990
  94. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly / Leone /
  95. The Grass Harp / Charles Matthau /
  96. The Great Gatsby /Jack Clayton /
  97. Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7 / Helmut Kaeutner / 1944
  98. Groundhog Day / Harold Ramis / 1993
  99. Grumpier Old Men / Howard Deutch / 1995
  100. Hear My Song / Peter Chelsom / 1991
  101. Heaven Can Wait / Ernst Lubitsch / 1943
  102. Henry & June / Philip Kaufman / 1990
  103. High Noon / Fred Zimmerman / 1952
  104. High Society / /
  105. History is Made at Night / / 1937
  106. Home Alone / Chris Columbus / 1990
  107. Hornblower / /
  108. Hot Shots: Part Deux / Jim Abrahams / 1993
  109. Howards End / James Ivory / 1992
  110. Hugo Pool / Robert Downey Sr. / 1997
  111. Il cielo e sempre piu blu (Bits and Pieces) / Antonello Grimaldi / 1995
  112. In Heaven There is No Beer / Les Blank / 1984
  113. In the Soup / Alexandre Rockwell / 1992
  114. Into the West / Mike Newell / 1992
  115. Isadora / Karel Reisz / 1968
  116. It Takes Two / David Beaird / 1988
  117. It's a Wonderful Life / Frank Capra / 1946
  118. I Want to Go Home / Alain Resnais / 1989
  119. J'ai Ete Au Bal / Les Blank/
  120. James and the Giant Peach / Henry Selick / 1995
  121. Jane Eyre / Franco Zeffirelli / 1996
  122. Jour the Fête/ Jacques Tati / 1949/1995
  123. Journey to the Center of the Earth / Henry Levin / 1959
  124. Jude / Michael Winterbottom / 1996
  125. Kastilianische Rhapsodie / / 1938
  126. Kid / Hal Hartley / 1984
  127. Kids / Larry Clark / 1995
  128. Koko Flanel / Stijn Coninx /
  129. Kornblumenblau / Leszek Wosiewicz / 1988
  130. Kozimnin Karasy / Satybaldy Narymbetov
  131. Ladies of the Chorus / Phil Karlson / 1949
  132. Lady and the Tramp / Disney Production / 1955
  133. The Last Emperor / Han Hsiang Li / 1985
  134. The Last Metro / Truffaut /
  135. Last of the Mohicans / /
  136. The Last Waltz / Martin Scorsese / 1976
  137. The Last Wave / Peter Weir /
  138. Latcho Drom / Tony Gatlif / 1993
  139. Laura / Otto Preminger / 1944
  140. The Lavender Hill Mob / Charles Crichton / 1952
  141. The Leader of the Band / Nessa Hyams / 1987
  142. Lisbon Story / Wim Wenders /
  143. Loch Ness / /
  144. Local Hero / Bill Forsyth / 1983
  145. Love in the Afternoon / /
  146. Love Me or Leave Me / Charles Vidor / 1955
  147. L'Uomo delle Stelle / Giuseppe Tornatore / 1995
  148. The Magic Box / John Boulting / 1951
  149. Magical Mystery Tour / The Beatles / 1967
  150. The Magnificent Obsession / Douglas Sirk / 1954
  151. Maennerpension / Detlev Buck / 1995
  152. The Man Who Shot Eichmann / /
  153. Map of the Human Heart / Vincent Ward / 1992
  154. Marc and Ann / Les Blank / 1991
  155. Mary Poppins / Disney Production / 1964
  156. Max / Freddy Coppens / 1994
  157. Maximum Risk / Ringo Lam / 1996
  158. M. Butterfly / David Cronenberg / 1993
  159. The Meaning of Life / Monty Python / 1983
  160. Men Don't Leave / Paul Brickman / 1989
  161. Midnight Run / Martin Brest / 1988
  162. A Midsummer's Night Dream / /1999
  163. Mi Familia / Gregory Nava / 1995
  164. The Milagro Beanfield War / Robert Redford / 1988
  165. Moby Dick / John Houston / 1957
  166. A Month by the Lake / John Irvin / 1995
  167. Moskva Slezam Ne Verit (Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears) / Vladimir Menskov / 1979
  168. Moving Out / Michael Pattinson / 1983
  169. Much Ado About Nothing / Branagh / 1993
  170. My Darling Clementine / John Ford / 1946
  171. My Life So Far / Hugh Hudson / 1999
  172. Nadine / /
  173. Night at the Opera /Marx Bros. /
  174. Night on Earth / Jim Jarmusch / 1991
  175. Nightmare before Christmas / Tim Burton /
  176. Night Passage / James Neilson / 1957
  177. North to Alaska / Henry Hathaway / 1960
  178. Night to Remember / Roy Ward Baker / 1958
  179. No Time for Sergeants / Mervyn LeRoy / 1958
  180. Le Notti de Cabiria (The Nights of Cabiria) / Fellini / 1957
  181. Office Killer / Cindy Sherman / /
  182. Oliver / Carol Reed / 1968
  183. Once Around / Lasse Hallstroum / 1991
  184. On Top of Old Smokey / / 1953
  185. Oy, vy Gusi (Farewell Geese) / Lidija Bobrava / 1991
  186. Our Man Flint / Daniel Mann / 1966
  187. The Paleface / Norman Z. MacLeod / 1948
  188. The Party / Blake Edwards / 1967
  189. Passion Fish / John Sayles / 1992
  190. El Patrullero Alex Cox / 1992
  191. Patton / /
  192. The Pelican Brief / Alan J. Paluka / 1993
  193. Pelle the Conqueror / Bille August / 1988
  194. Pennies From Heaven / Herbert Ross / 1981
  195. The Philadelphia experiment II / Stephen Cornwell / 1993
  196. Pinnochio / Disney Production / 1940
  197. Plunkett & Macleane / Jake Scott II / 1999
  198. Polish Wedding / /1998
  199. Postcards from the Edge / Mike Nichols / 1990
  200. Il Postino / Michael Radford / 1994
  201. The Princess Comes Across / William K. Howard / 1936
  202. The Professional / Luc Besson / 1994
  203. The Quick and the Dead / Sam Raimi / USA / 1995
  204. RadioLand Murders / Mel Smith / 1994
  205. The Razor's Edge / Edmund Goulding / 1946
  206. La rèle du jeu / Jean Renoir / 1939
  207. Rendezvous in Paris / Eric Rohmer / 1996
  208. Richie Rich / /
  209. Riders of the Whistling Pines / John English / 1949
  210. The Right Stuff / Philip Kaufman / 1983
  211. River of No Return / Otto Preminger / 1954
  212. The Road to Utopia / Hal Walker / 1945
  213. Rosso / Mika Kaurismaumlaki / 1985
  214. Sabrina / Sydney Pollack / 1995
  215. The Scars of Dracula / Roy Ward Baker / 1971
  216. Scent of A Woman / Martin Brest/ 1992
  217. Schindler's List / Spielberg / 1993
  218. The Searchers / John Ford / 1956
  219. Shall We Dansu? / Masayuki Suo /1996
  220. Shine / /
  221. Shirley Valentine / Lewis Gilbert / 1989
  222. Silent Tongue / Sam Shepard / 1992
  223. Sirens / John Duigen / 1994
  224. Smooth Sailing / /
  225. Snow White / Disney Production / 1937
  226. Snows of Kilimanjaro / Henry King / 1952
  227. So I Married an Axe Murderer / Thomas Schlamme / 1993
  228. Some Kind of Wonderful / /
  229. Someone Else's America / Goran Paskaljevic / 1995
  230. Some Mother's Son / Terry George / 1996
  231. Sommaren med Monika (Summer with Monika) / Ingmar Bergman / 1952
  232. Sous les Toits de Paris / René Clair / 1930
  233. Squeezing the Most Out of Life: a Portrait of Newfoundland's First Lady of The Accordion / Chris O'Neill / 1995
  234. Stalin / Ivan Passer / 1992
  235. Stanno Tutti Bene / Guiseppe Tornatore / 1990
  236. Star Maps / / 1997
  237. The Stooge / / 1952
  238. A Stranger Among Us / Sidney Lumet / 1992
  239. Strassenmusik / / 1936
  240. Stroszek / Werner Herzog / 1977
  241. Sunset Boulevard /Billy Wilder / 1950
  242. Support Your Local Sheriff / /
  243. Swing in the Saddle / Lew Landers / 1944
  244. Tango / Carlos Saura / 1998
  245. Tango Bar / Marcos Zurinaga / 1988
  246. The Tango Lesson / Sally Potter / 1997
  247. Tangos: L'exil de Gardel / Fernando Solanas / 1985
  248. Tell Me a Riddle / Shalom Sherman / 1980
  249. That's Entertainment / /
  250. Theory of Achievement / Hal Hartley / 1991
  251. They Died with Their Boots On / Raoul Walsh / 1941
  252. Things To Do in Denver When You're Dead / / 1996
  253. Time of the Gypsies / Emir Kusturica / 1989
  254. Tin Cup / Ron Shelton / 1996
  255. Titanic / John Cameron / 1997
  256. Todo Sobre Mi Madre (all about my mother) / Pedro Almodovar / 1999
  257. To Meteoro Vima tou Pelargou / / 1991
  258. Tom Jones / Tony Richardson / 1963
  259. La trace / Bernard Favre / 1983
  260. True Lies / James Cameron / 1994
  261. True Stories / David Byrne / 1986
  262. Tulitikkutehtaan tyttoumle (The Match Factory Girl) / Aki Kaurismaumleki / 1989
  263. Twelve Monkeys / Terry Gilliam / 1995
  264. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea / Disney /
  265. Ulysses'Gaze / /
  266. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) / Jacque Demy / 1964
  267. Untamed Heart / Tony Bill / 1993
  268. Unter den Bruumlacken / Helmut Kauumlatner / 1945
  269. Urga (Close to Eden)/ Nikita Mikhalkov / 1992
  270. Used People / Beeban Kidron / 1992
  271. Utomlionie Solntsem / Nikita Mikhalkov /
  272. Vdovstvo Karoline Zasler / Matjaz Klopcic / 1976
  273. Verhängnis / Fred Kelemen / 1995
  274. Victor/Victoria / Blake Edwards / 1983
  275. A Walk in the Clouds / / 1995
  276. Weltmeister / Zoran Solumun / 1993
  277. Whale Music / Richard J. Lewis / 1994
  278. When Father Was Away on Business (Otac Na Sluzbenom Putu) / Emir Kusturica / 1985
  279. When Night Is Falling / Patricia Rozema / 1995
  280. Wild Rose / /
  281. Window to Paris / /
  282. Wings of Desire / Wim Wenders / 1986
  283. With a Song in My Heart / Walter Lang / 1952
  284. Witness for the Prosecution / Billy Wilder / 1957
  285. A Woman's Guide to Adultery / David Hayman / 1993
  286. A Woman of Paris / Charlie Chaplin / 1923 [Silent Screen]
  287. You Can't Have Everything / Norman Taurog / 1937
  288. Young Man with a Horn / /
  289. Zorba the Greek / Michael Cacoyannis / 1964

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