(CBS, 1953 - 1954) [aka: "Philip Morris Broadway Playhouse"; aka: "Philip Morris Playhouse On Broadway"]
[Theme & composer credit: TV Guide TV Theme article 2/19/54] Composer: Ferde Grofé Jr. (ASCAP) 1978 Publisher: Robbins Music Corp. (ASCAP) 1997 Publisher: EMI/Robbins Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP) Copyright Date: 1933, in book "Who Wrote That Song?" Original 78 recordings by Paul Whiteman, and Sy Oliver (1948), [according to book "Who Wrote That Song?" by Dick Jacobs] New Recordings: numerous semi-classical 78s, LPs, and CDs
NOTE: The Philip Morris Tobacco company used "On The Trail" as a signature piece behind their commercial advertising on radio & TV, along with a midget bellhop (Johnny) who intoned: "Call for Phillip Morrr--rray--is". So the choice of this piece for their dramatic anthology series is a tie-in to the advertising.
[Title & composer credit in ASCAP Performance Index, 1952] Composer: Rene ("Aime") Garriguenc (ASCAP) 1952 Publisher: Bibo Music Co. (ASCAP) 1978 Publisher: [not found in the ASCAP Performance Index, 1978] 2000 Publisher: [not found in ASCAP repertoire database] Copyright Date: Recordings:
[Title & composer credit in ASCAP Performance Index, 1954; Charles Martin was also the producer of the radio series.] Composers: George Bassman (ASCAP), and Charles Martin (ASCAP) 1954 Publisher: [listed in the ASCAP Performance Index, 1954 without publisher credit] 2000 Publisher: [listed in ASCAP database without publisher; and composer credit ONLY to George Bassman] Copyright Date: Recordings: