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:
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.
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!