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Mon, Oct 21, 2019 12:42 PM

Song in The Joker film

This is doing my nut in, and I cant find the answer anywhere, so I will put it out to the floor incase any one of you know or knows how to find out online? In the Joker film, there was a song used which I knew all the words to it, which I have now found out is 'Smile' by Nat King Cole, I dont own any of his songs, and my brain is insisting I know it from a film which I have watched many times before, which is the most probable answer, according to Wikipedia it was originally in a Charlie Chaplin film which I haven't seen, let alone many times, anyone know what film that song is in other than The Joker or Charlie Chaplin film? It's totally bugging me

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a year ago

I know it's in the movie Hope Floats, but it's the Lyle Lovett version.

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a year ago

Thanks Doris, but I have only seen that film once, and it was definitely Nat King Cole singing it. I am about 99% sure though that it is a romantic film, I thought it was 'Sleepless in Seattle', because Tom Hanks keeps popping in my head as an association with it (though not guaranteed) and I have seen that film many times, but it wasnt, so I tried 'You've Got Mail' as seen that many times, nope not that either, and its driving me mad

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a year ago

If the song title were longer and had a less generic word, I'd suggest using Advanced Search:


But since you already know that the song is associated with Nat King Cole, you can use the Soundtracks section of his filmography to find that the writer is actually Charles Chaplin:

Then use Chaplin's Soundtrack credits to see other titles where the song is used.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000122/
(IMDb is a user-contributed database, so not all titles have complete Soundtracks. In other words, the list is almost guaranteed to be incomplete.)

Apparently Joker (2019) used a LOT of Chaplin music:

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a year ago

Excellent. Thank you

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a year ago

Ok, well thank you I now have my answer.

I am way off on my 99% so it's just aswell I had the 1% left to play with lol It isnt Tom Hanks, and it isnt a romantic film but it is a nice film, and it isnt Nat King Cole either who singing it

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So, what title was it?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rkNBH5fbMk

What about that?
Search words: Smile Chaplin

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Scroll down at the site:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7286456/soundtrack
(Joker)
It says it's by Jimmy Durante
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002051/
Theme of 'Modern Times' (scroll down, please):
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027977/soundtrack

The melody is from the Chaplin movie in 1936, the song first was an instrumental. In 1954 some producers put the text to it and Jimmy Durante sang it.

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a year ago

Jerry Lewis always sang Smile at the end of his annual telethons for Muscular Dystrophy.