A fine place to start is by viewing: The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938). Korngold was awarded an Oscar for the rousing score to this, the best swashbuckler film ever made. He approached scoring Robin Hood as though he were composing an opera. The results were immediately recognized as a classic.
Watch this and then see these other four films.
Kings Row (1942) Listen to the opening of this score and then listen to the theme to Star Wars. John Williams was inspired by the best.
The Prince And The Pauper (1937) Korngold later reused themes from this film and Another Dawn in his Violin Concerto In D.
Between Two Worlds (1944) This remake of Outward Bound was too glitzy and lost the sense of timelessness of the original, but Korngold's music is among his best. Just close your eyes and listen to the film.
The Sea Hawk (1940) As Flynn and his crew escape the Spanish and start back to England, Korngold provides a rousing chorus celebrating their return to freedom. Outstanding in every respect.
*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Thurs, Jul 27 2006 / 10:46:44 PST
1936 Won Best Score: ANTHONY ADVERSE — Score
1938 Won Best Achievement in Music - Original Score: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
1939 Nominated for Best Achievement in Music - Score: THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX
1940 Nominated for Best Achievement in Music - Score: THE SEA HAWK — Music