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Captain Gallant [of the Foreign Legion] (children's adventure, starring Buster Crabbe)

    (NBC Sunday Evenings, 1954 - 1957;
     Syndicated as "Foreign Legionnaire")

    [Filmed in France and Northern Italy, this series about the fabled
     French Foreign Legion starred the very blonde American swimming
     star Buster Crabbe, whose heroic golden locks must have been
     presumed universal by producer Serge Glkyson; Buster's son
     Cullen Crabbe even had a supporting role in this drama which
     seemed to have the right combination of ingredients for early
     American television; 

     Crabbe's comic sidekick was played by character actor Al "Fuzzy" 
     Knight who played the role of "Private Fuzzy Knight", a part he
     was made to play :-)]


Opening Fanfares: "French Fanfares"

    [above is the title as listed in the ASCAP ACE database; composer
     Challan also is credited with "Captain Gallant Cues"]

     Composer: Rene Louis J. Challan (French SACEM)

     1978 Publisher: April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: EMI-April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing
                        of New York, NY

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Main Theme: "Le Boudin (The Blood Sausage)"

    [this was the famous Marching Song of the French Foreign Legion
     which was interpolated into Opening Titles by Guy Georges Luypaerts
     and Roger Roger; The bandmaster known only as "Monsieur Wilhelm"
     who composed this 16-bar marching song was also the first 
     conductor of "La Musique Principale de La Legion Etrangere --
     (The Principal Band of the French Foreign Legion)" which was
     formed March 9, 1831. The Band began with just 27 musicians but 
     by 1860 had grown to around 40. The literal translation of the 
     title of the Foreign Legion marching song "Le Boudin" is the 
     sanguine phrase "blood sausage" -- no doubt meant as a tribute 
     to the courage it took to fight in foreign wars. The origin 
     of the lyrics to which the music was set are unknown...]

     Composer: Monsieur Wilhelm (not affiliated)

     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]

     Composition Date: circa 1831 - 1850

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Main Title 1: "from Captain Gallant Cues"

    [Screen Credit on an episode of "Captain Gallant" lists Luypaerts
     as providing the original music; He is also listed in the 2001
     BMI repertoire database as supplying Background Cues to a number
     of low budget series via "Byron Music" (BMI) which was the
     publishing arm of MUTEL Music Service of David Chudnow.]

     Composer: Guy Georges Luypaerts (French SACEM)

     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]

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Main & End Titles 2: "Gallant No.209 Main And End"

    [above is the title as listed in the ASCAP ACE database; composer
     Roger also is credited with "Captain Gallant Cues"]

     Composer: Roger Roger (French SACEM/ASCAP/BMI)

     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;
                      The rights for many of Roger's compositions
                      are controlled in the U. S. by 
                      Thomas J. Valentino, Inc. (ASCAP)
                         of Elmsford, NY]

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