Medallion Theatre (dramatic anthology)

     (CBS Saturday Nights, 1953 - 1954)

     [This ambitious half-hour series included abridged dramas
      starring Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Claude Rains and 
      Charleton Heston among others; despite the talented
      casts, the half-hour format and time slot wasn't favorable
      so the series was cancelled after a single season]

Theme: "Lovers' Moon from the British film 'The Passionate Friends'"

    [aka: "The Passionate Friends";
     aka: "Lovers' Moon from 'One Woman's Story'"

     TV THEME title credit verified in the Ray Clark collection;

     Richard Addinsell was one of the more well-known British 
     composers who also contributed to the Chappell Recorded 
     Music Library, a division of Chappell & Co. music publishers 
     of London, England;

     The Chappell library was distributed in the United States
     by New York publisher Emil Ascher who was the sole selling
     agent during the 1940s and 1950s for Chappell as well as
     several other European "mood music" libraries;

     Addinsell was perhaps best known for "The Warsaw Concerto"
     a dramatic instrumental fantasy in the style of a concerto
     which he wrote for the film "Dangerous Moonlight", which was
     an international instrumental hit in 1943 for Freddy Martin,
     and was recorded by many others in the decades since then;

     Another version added a lyric to this melody under the name
     "The World Outside" which yielded yet more recordings;

     This THEME known as "Lovers' Moon" was also a tuneful piece
     recognized by the public, from the 1949 David Lean British
     film "The Passionate Friends", starring Ann Todd, Trevor Howard 
     and Claude Rains (released in the U.S. as "One Woman's Story")]

     Composer: Richard Stewart Addinsell (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

     2018 Publisher: Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Warner-Chappell, Inc.
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     U.S. Copyright Date:
     U.S. Renewal   Date:

          CD: "The Music of Richard Addinsell" (1997)
               The Royal Ballet Sinfonia
               conducted by Kenneth Alwyn
               ASV Living Era 

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