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Man Behind The Badge (police anthology)

    (CBS Primetime live version, 1953 - 1954; 
     Syndicated film version, 1955 - )
     
     This police procedural was hosted by Charles Bickford
     telling us the story was "based upon actual police files";
     
     Don Haggerty, B-film and early Syndicated TV star, was
     the police detective in several episodes.


Theme: "Man Behind The Badge March" (taken from the Main Title of the film "Arson, Inc.")

     Credited composers: Raoul Kraushaar (ASCAP), and
                         Melvyn Lenard Gordon (ASCAP)
                        [pseudonym of David Gordon]

    [although band arrangement & early credits were given to music
     packager Raoul Kraushaar, and to Melvyn Lenard, pseudonym of 
     publisher David Gordon, the arrangement credit on the band
     arrangement was given to Lucien Calliet, who may have been 
     a "ghost" composer.
     
     Contributor T. Perrone has discovered the origin of this march
     was the "B" theme of the Main Title of "Arson, Inc." -- a 1949
     B-Film noir, which Raoul Kraushaar is credited with composing.
     
     It is identical to the recording of the march used on television,
     which begins with a rough cut into the melody.]

     Composer: Raoul Kraushaar (ASCAP)
     
     Original Composition Date: 1949.

     Original Publisher: Marlen Music Co. (ASCAP)
                         c/o sole selling agent Gordon Music Co.

     2000 Publisher: Gordon Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of Canoga Park, CA

     Copyright Date: 1955, on band arrangement sheet music

     Recordings:



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