Scoville Browne was played a big part in the film Great Day in Harlem, as he was one of the main people interviewed by director Jean Bach. His contribution also goes back to the day the photo was taken when his close friend Milt Hinton gave him a camera to take some pictures. He then took many of the additional photos from the street that day, joking in the film that he should pat himself on the back for taking the best ones. His main style of music was be-bop and he played with many of the people in the photo. In the late 30s he started out playing with Louis Armstrong. Later he played with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton.