Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (adventure, starring Richard Simmons)

     [based upon the radio series "Challenge of the Yukon", 
      which aired 1947 - 1955. Produced by the Wrather Corporation.
      It began on a Detroit local radio station WXYZ, which had
      also been where "The Green Hornet" and "The Lone Ranger"
      began...
      
      As per an article on the series in Wikipedia, the name
      of the radio version changed from "Challenge of the Yukon" 
      to "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon" in September, 1950 --
      five years before the TV series began.]

     (CBS Primetime, 1955 - 1958;
      NBC Saturday reruns, 1963 - 1964)


Theme: "Challenge of the Yukon", adapted from the "Donna Diana Overture"

    [the theme was adapted from a section of the Overture from the
     1894 opera, "Donna Diana", by the Austrian composer Emil von Reznicek;
      
     The writer who adapted or arranged the THEME into the version named
    "Challenge of the Yukon" is unknown at this time.]

     Composer: Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek
     
     Original Publisher (of the arr): [unknown]
     
     1998 Publisher: [public domain]
     
     Original Composition Date: 1894
     
     Recordings:
        78rpm single "Challenge of the Yukon"
                     [label & orchestra unknown]



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