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 Posted:   Nov 29, 2011 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

This was a 1965 pilot for a show that never got picked up, directed by Jack Arnold of GILLIGAN'S ISLAND fame. The premise is a family moving into a house that holds the ghost of general Custer "caught" inside a painting with his Indian sidekick, but with the ability to snap his fingers and move about in reality if he chooses to. Crazy stuff, but it was obviously designed to spur some intrigues as time went by. Maybe some of the action inside the painting, some outside. Very bad, though, and I can certainly see why no network picked it up.

It was briefly mentioned in the liner notes for NIGHTWATCH.

I created a rip of the opening theme (with dialogue, unfortunately) which should give you the general idea:

http://www.celluloidtunes.net/non-website/whogoesthere.mp3

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2011 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)

Very cool, Thor. Thanks for creating and posting. Fans of our caliber won't be satisfied until we've heard every note the man has ever composed. Seriously.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2011 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

True.

It seems to be a never-ending quest too, because it seems like every now and then, things we haven't even heard of before suddenly appears. Like this. Or NIGHTWATCH. or THE ELEVENTH HOUR. Or that travelogue film YOU ARE WELCOME. Or that episode of BEN CASEY. Frustrating, but at the same time intriguing.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2011 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)

Exactly. And the thing is, these "lost treasures" that surprise us are actually outstanding, musically. I just think "Nightwatch" is dynamite, for example. In other words, I'm not just driven to find/hear/collect the man's entire life's work just for the sake of some completist obsession. It's because the music is so good that it's impossible not to want more. Who wouldn't want more Mozart, or more Beatles, if you knew it existed? Not to mention that the 60's into 70's sound is one of my favorite of the composer's many eras!

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2011 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   spanosdm   (Member)

Fans of our caliber won't be satisfied until we've heard every note the man has ever composed. Seriously.

I certainly won't! Thanks for the clip, Thor!

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2011 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

That intro is awful in that unique vapid '60s sitcom sort of way, but it's interesting to learn the kinds of things an up-and-coming composer or even established one needed to do to get paid.

BTW, a similar concept of that show was later done rather well in a S2 episode of The Wild, Wild West. I feel like crap right now, so I can't recall the episode title, though Dr Loveless was in it.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2011 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

BTW, a similar concept of that show was later done rather well in a S2 episode of The Wild, Wild West. I feel like crap right now, so I can't recall the episode title, though Dr Loveless was in it.


Would that be "The Night of the Surreal McCoy" (March 3, 1967)?

Here's the Wiki synopsis:

"West and Gordon encounter Dr. Loveless for the seventh time. His latest invention can transport real people in and out of the two-dimensional world of paintings."

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2014 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Here's the failed pilot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7DczVl-h-E


Begins at 4:07.
35:30: Williams' credit.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2014 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Here's the failed pilot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7DczVl-h-E


Begins at 4:07.
35:30: Williams' credit.


Yeah, it's been out on Youtube for a few years now. That's where I saw it. Strange that we didn't link to it earlier in the thread.

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2014 - 9:14 PM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

Fans of our caliber won't be satisfied until we've heard every note the man has ever composed. Seriously.

I certainly won't! Thanks for the clip, Thor!


Looks like there is plenty of material for a Johnny Williams re-recorded collection of early suites and themes!

 
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