Martin Kane, Private Eye (detective drama, starring Lee Tracy)

     [Second Format aka: "The New Adventures of Martin Kane"]
     [Syndicated Title: "Assignment: Danger"]

     [also on Radio 1949 -]
     (First format:  NBC Primetime, 1949 - 1953;
      Second format: NBC Primetime, 1953 - 1954;
      Syndicated 1954)

Theme 1: "Martin Kane Theme"

    [Charles Paul was given music credit in Patillo, and in 
    "Encyclopaedia of Television Programs" by Vincent Terrace; this
     was most likely the original Radio Theme as well.]

     Composer: Charles F. Paul (ASCAP)

     Original Publishers: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP), and
                          Starlight Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)
     1997 Publisher:  Starlight Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of Los Angeles, CA
     Copyright Date: 

Theme 2: "Martin Kane Theme"

    [Used for the "New Adventures of Martin Kane". 

     Perhaps this composition was also used for the Syndicated
     version, since this was given Theme and Writer credit in 
     the TV Guide article of 5/17/58 "When The Melody Lingers On"
     on pp. 22-23; This date would have been while series was in
     Theme title and Llewellyn writer credit also given in Joseph
     Limbacher's book "The Song List--a guide to contemporary music 
     from classical sources."
     The name of "Ray Llewellyn" was a pseudonym of David Rose, 
     Ray Bloch, and others who "ghost-wrote" for ZIV-TV series,
     and for its World Broadcasting System (WBS) music library]

     Composer: credited to Ray Llewellyn (ASCAP/BMI)
              [pseudonym of ZIV/World Broadcasting System library writers]

     Original Publisher: Esteem Music (BMI)
     1982 Publisher: Unart Music (BMI)
              [as per a phone call to BMI 2/16/82]
     1998 Publisher: EMI/Unart Catalog, Inc. (BMI)
     Copyright Date: [none found]

Syndicated Theme 3: "from Assigned To Danger Cues"

    [Writer Credit to Albert Glasser in John Burlingame book 
    "TV's Biggest Hits", discussing musical motives and changes in
     the THEME which the sponsor wanted made because of its similarity
     to the "Dragnet" theme (which had already had a legal challenge
     being found similar to a cue written by Miklos Rozsa.) 
     Although no listing is found in the ASCAP Repertoire under
     "Martin Kane" with Glasser as the author, the above is close 
     to the Syndicated Title "Assignment: Danger"...So the ASCAP
     title may have been a typo on a cue sheet...]

     Composer: Albert Glasser (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: [no listing in ASCAP Index 1978]
     1997 Publisher:  MCA/On Backstreet Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o MCA Music Publishing, 
                        a division of Universal Studios, Inc.
     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

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