New York Confidential (crime drama, starring Lee Tracy)

    (Syndicated, 1958)

    [This syndicated drama about a crusading NY crime reporter
     was a successor to the 1955 Green-Rouse B-picture which had
     distributed by Warner Brothers; The film starred Broderick
     Crawford who went on to fame in TV's "Highway Patrol"; 

     The B-picture had been scored by low-budget expert Joseph 
     Mullendore with a main title by Alfred Newman, also used
     for the TV series; this TV series was one of the last made
     before its producer, Television Programs of America (TPA),
     which had also produced the popular "Lassie" series, was
     absorbed into Independent Television Corporation (ITC.)

     Both the original movie and TV series were "suggested by"
     a best-selling McCarthy-era book by the same title by 
     Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer in which bad guys were not 
     just greedy criminals, but part of an evil Communist
     conspiracy to bring down America;

     Some or all of the music from the film is thought to 
     have been re-cycled in the MUTEL Music Service library
     of David Chudnow for use in other radio/TV series and
     low-budget films]

OpenTheme 1: "New York Confidential M T"

     Composer: Alfred Newman (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 1978 ASCAP
                      Index of Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 2001 ASCAP
                      ACE Repertoire database]

     Copyright Date:
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ClosingTheme 2: "from New York Confidential Cues"

     Composer: Joseph ("Joe") Mullendore (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons (ASCAP)
                        c/o Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
                        of Los Angeles, CA

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