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Portia Faces Life / The Inner Flame (soap opera)

    [This was an attempt to translate a long running radio series 
    (since 1940) to television; the premise (as well as the title) 
     was a bit melodramatic; it surrounded the adventures of a woman
     who chooses a career as an attorney over the traditional
     1940/1950s role as a housewife; perhaps the drama in that
     situation was already beginning to wear thin by the mid-
     1950s; but when it became obvious that the translation wasn't
     working, there was a desperate attempt to re-cast its roles and
     change its title to "The Inner Flame"; still the problems proved
     too intractible, so the melodrama ended after one season in 
     favor of less "over the top" soaps which followed]
 
    (CBS Daytime, 1954 - 1955)


Theme: "Portia Faces Life Theme"

    [one change for television was to replace the typical organ
     score with one supplied by Tony Mottola and his jazz combo;
     Mottola's group also supplied underscores for the dramatic 
     anthology series called "Danger" during Primetime]

     Composer: Anthony ("Tony") Mottola (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: George Paxton Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Sis 'n Bro Music Company (ASCAP)
                        c/o Carlin America, Inc.
                        of New York, NY

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