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Man Against Crime (detective drama)

    (CBS Primetime, 1949 - 1953;
     Syndicated, 1950 as "Follow That Man"
     Dumont Primetime, 1953 - 1954;
     NBC Primetime, 1953 - 1954;
     NBC Primetime, 1956)

    [Syndicated title "Follow That Man"]

    [Ralph Bellamy played the wiley private eye Mike Burnett who did
     not use a gun, in this series which was live until 1952; During
     the summer of 1951, Robert Preston replaced Bellamy in the lead
     as Mike Burnett's brother Pat; this series had the distinction 
     of airing simultaneously on both Dumont and NBC during the 
     1953 - 1954 season; a short-lived revival was attempted in 
     1956 as a live summer replacement starring Frank Lovejoy, but
     it failed to catch on.]


Theme 1: "Man Against Crime Theme"

    [THEME and composer credit from a phone conversation with the
     CBS Music Department in 1982;

     Music credits often list just his first name, "Arlo",
      (shades of "Liberace" perhaps) -- or "Music By Arlo"
      (shades of "Music by DeVol" perhaps :-)

     No doubt this was only the CBS THEME, which was not used in
     Syndication as "Follow That Man"]

     Composer: Arlo Hults (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the 1978 ASCAP Index of 
                      Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [not found in the ASCAP ACE database]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 2: from "Man Against Crime Cues"

     Composer: Frederick ("Fred") Steiner (ASCAP)

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

     2001 Publisher: Universal-Polygram International 
                                        Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
                       c/o Universal Music Publishing Group
                       a div. of Universal Studios,
                       of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 3: from "Follow That Man Cues"

    [Production Library music expert Paul Mandell states that 
     the end credits for the show when syndicated as "Follow That Man"
     list an on-screen music credit for Melvyn Lenard Gordon; this 
     was the pseudonym of music packager/publisher David M. Gordon 
     who bought B-picture music tracks and re-cycled them for 
     use on 1950s television series; It is unknown if his screen
     credits are for the Main Title / End Credits THEME or only
     for internal cues; and it is not known who the original
     composer would have been in any event...perhaps it was Fred
     Steiner who is listed above]

     Composer: Melvyn Lenard Gordon (ASCAP)
              [pseudonym of music packager/publisher David M. Gordon]

     1978 Publisher: [not listed in the 1978 ASCAP 
                      Index of Performed Compositions]

     2002 Publisher: [not listed in the 2002 ASCAP
                      ACE Database]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

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