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Mr. District Attorney (crime drama)

    (First Series: ABC Primetime, 1951 - 1952;
     Second Series: Syndicated, 1954; by ZIV-TV)

    [52 episodes produced by ZIV-TV;
     based upon a radio series which aired from 1939 - 1953]


First Series Theme: "Brutal Regiment", from the MUTEL Music Service

    [aka: "THEME NO. 2 (Dramatic-Full)" in the Capitol "Q" Library;
     aka: "Federal Men (Main Title)" by Melvyn Lenard Gordon]

     Composer: probably Herschel Burke Gilbert (ASCAP), adapted
        from a film score by Joseph Mullendore or Herschel Gilbert;
        for use in David Chudnow's MUTEL Music Service -- where it
        was known as "Brutal Regiment", according to CD producer and
        library music researcher Paul Mandell.

        ...also used for the "True Detectives" radio series, and
        for "Federal Men" -- the syndicated title of the TV series
        "Treasury Men In Action", which see...]

     Original Publisher [in the MUTEL library]: Marlen Music (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP)

     Copyright Date: 
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:
          On tape in the "MUTEL" (Music For Television) library;

          also 78 rpm reference disks in the Capitol "Q" Series library.
          Q- 1:3  THEME NO. 2 - OPENING (Dramatic-Full) (0:46)
          Q- 1:4  THEME NO. 2 - CLOSING (Dramatic-Full) (0:24)
          Q-12:2  THEME NO. 2 - Long Version (Dramatic-Full) (01:16)

          CD: [Excerpt in track: "Brutal Regiment"] on the CD
              "Adventures of Superman - the Original 1950s
                  Television Series"
              [produced by P. Mandell and B. Kimmel]
               Varèse Sarabande 302 066 093 2 (2000)


Second Series Theme: "Documentary Theme #2" in the World Broadcasting System library

     [aka: "Mr. District Attorney" (BMI title credited to Peter Yorke);
      aka: "Highway Theme 2" (??);

      also in the WBS library owned by ZIV-TV, and used 
      as the THEME for syndicated episodes of "Highway Patrol" 
      which aired under the title "Ten-Four." See also the 
      listing under "Highway Patrol"]

     Composer: Peter Yorke (British PRS) -- but credited to
               Ray Llewellyn (BMI) via the WBS library,
               (a pseudonym for David Rose, Peter Yorke, 
                Ray Bloch, and other composers who worked
               "under the table" for ZIV-TV.)

     Original Publisher: Esteem Music (BMI)
                            c/o ZIV Television

     1999 Publisher: World Broadcasting System Inc. (BMI)

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:
           78rpm in the World Broadcasting System library
          "Documentary Theme #2" on the disk label
           WBS D-568:S

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