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Ramar Of The Jungle (adventure, starring Jon Hall)

    (Syndicated, 1952 - 1953)

    [The series made use of much stock footage for background,
     and consequently changed locale from Africa to India...

     It was scored in part by the MUTEL music service which 
     revised, re-recorded and recycled cues originally written
     for serials and B-pictures composed by Herschel Burke Gilbert, 
     Joseph Mullendore and Herb Taylor, among others...

     For the End Title and for the Main Title of the "Indian Arc", 
     music supplied by Irving Gertz was used which he had written
     originally for a series of Religious short films and other
     morality plays from 1949 - 1953;

     The following theme and composer credits were assembled from
     information from TV theme contributor T. Perrone, CD
     producer/researcher P. Mandell and author of the book
     "Children's Television, 1947 - 1990" which credits
     serials "Commander Cody" and "Jungle Drums of Africa" as 
     the source of many "Ramar" cues and themes, which also 
     turned up being used in other TV shows scored by MUTEL
     including "The Adventures of Superman"...additional info 
     from Email with contributor D. Schecter who spoke
     with composer Irving Gertz about his music for "Ramar"]


Theme 1 (Open for African episodes): "Barroom Brawl"

    [aka: "Brawl";
     It is thought that Joseph ("Joe") Mullendore was probably
     a co-writer of this cue also.]

     Composers: Herschel Burke Gilbert (ASCAP) and
                Joseph ("Joe") Mullendore (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP)
                       of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

          CD: "Adventures of Superman - the Original 1950s
                  Television Series"
               Varèse Sarabande 302 066 093 2 (2000)

              [This CD produced by P. Mandell and B.
               Kimmel, with Music Restoration by G.
               Newton, includes a number of episode cues
               from the MUTEL library]


Theme 2 (Open for other African episodes): "Last Reel Fight"

    [Contributor T. Perrone says this middle of this cue was
     edited out to provide the Opening Main title for "Ramar";
     It can be heard in a slightly different version on the CD
     co-produced by P. Mandell below since it was also 
     tracked into the episode scores used for "Superman";
     
     It is thought that Joseph ("Joe") Mullendore was probably
     a co-writer of this cue also.]

     Composers: Herschel Burke Gilbert (ASCAP), and
                Joseph ("Joe") Mullendore (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP)
                       of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

          CD: "Adventures of Superman - the Original 1950s
                  Television Series"
               Varèse Sarabande 302 066 093 2 (2000)

              [This CD produced by P. Mandell and B.
               Kimmel, with Music Restoration by G.
               Newton, includes a number of episode cues
               from the MUTEL library]


Theme 3 (Opening Main Title for Indian episodes): "Doomed Safari"

    [aka: "Ramar Of The Jungle MT";

     Above is the name of the opening Main Title Cue as 
     listed on original production company cue sheets from
    "Arrow Productions" contributed by D. Schecter who
     received them from the composer Irving Gertz...According
     to Gertz, his work for Ramar derived in part from cues
     originally written for a variety of Religious short films
     produced by Cathedral Films in Burbank from 1949 - 1953;
     This was the one project Gertz paid to re-cycle his own
     music so it could be used on Ramar which had "no budget"]

     Composer: Irving Gertz (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Accolade Music Publ. Co. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Accolade Music Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
                       of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 4 (End Title for all episodes): "The Cinema Cast"

    [aka: "Ramar Of The Jungle ET";

     Above is the name of the closing End Credits Cue, as 
     listed on original production company cue sheets from
     "Arrow Productions" contributed by D. Schecter who
     received them from the composer Irving Gertz...According
     to Gertz, his work for Ramar derived in part from cues
     originally written for a variety of Religious short films
     produced by Cathedral Films in Burbank from 1949 - 1953;
     
     This was the one project Gertz paid to re-cycle his own
     music so it could be used on Ramar which had "no budget";
     
     Theme & Library music collector T. Perrone has identified
     this piece was also used for the closing "End Title" of a
     filmed morality play called "The Two-Dollar Better" -- 
     about the evils of gambling and how it can ruin a family
     man who gets in too deep and starts embezzling from his
     own company;
     
     (This same short movie score by Irving Gertz was also the
     source of the Opening Main Title THEME of "The Millionaire", 
     it was a cue that came from a montage sequence of betting 
     at various race tracks that comes about 18 minutes after
     the start of the film.)

     Library music expert P. Mandell and contributor T. Perrone
     independently verified the name of this "End Credits" cue
     previously, as "The Cinema Cast" -- used to close all the
     episodes of "Ramar Of The Jungle"]

     Composer: Irving Gertz (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Accolade Music Publ. Co. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Accolade Music Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
                       of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

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