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 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   regis.j.nowicki   (Member)

A breezy vehicle for Tony Curtis reminiscent of "Catch Me If You Can", also based on a true story. I don't believe any of this score made it to record, even on the many compilations Mancini recorded.

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 4:59 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

A breezy vehicle for Tony Curtis reminiscent of "Catch Me If You Can", also based on a true story. I don't believe any of this score made it to record, even on the many compilations Mancini recorded.

Incorrect. The main theme and love theme originally came out on an RCA 45 and have been on many of the Mancini compilations.

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   On the Score   (Member)

This is official version of the The Great Imposter you're talking about, right? Not the Polish knock-off that Albert Zugsmith made

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:24 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Henry Mancini - "The Great Imostor"

I'm really imressed with Mancini's work, and always leased to lay his music.

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Both the film and the Mancini score remain personal favorites of mine. While Tony Curtis looks nothing like the actual Ferdinand DeMara (who actually looked a lot like John Kennedy's press secretary, Pierre Salinger), he does a fine job portraying the drive for achievement and acceptance the real character had. Director Robert Mulligan does a fine job with this film, just a year prior to doing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (separated by two Rock Hudson films, COME SEPTEMBER and THE SPIRAL ROAD.)

Mancini's score is a veritable catalogue of his versatility, ranging from light comedy, to a sweet romantic theme (somewhat of a precursor to CHARADE), to the stark dramatic cues for the prison sequence and the ending section on the Canadian destroyer during the Korean War. I'd love to see this one released one day, all the while realizing almost no one is familiar with this film today, thus making it an iffy proposition for a soundtrack producer. Nevertheless, hope springs eternal.

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Yes and so with thousand's of other films and their scores.

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Henry Mancini - "The Great Imostor"

I'm really imressed with Mancini's work, and always leased to lay his music.



Such imertinence.

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 11:34 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

A breezy vehicle for Tony Curtis reminiscent of "Catch Me If You Can", also based on a true story. I don't believe any of this score made it to record, even on the many compilations Mancini recorded.

Incorrect. The main theme and love theme originally came out on an RCA 45 and have been on many of the Mancini compilations.



THE GREAT IMPOSTER theme was on RCA 45prm 47-7830, and first appeard on LP on RCA Camden CAS-928.

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 11:48 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Henry Mancini - "The Great Imostor"

I'm really imressed with Mancini's work, and always leased to lay his music.



Such imertinence.



 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

A breezy vehicle for Tony Curtis reminiscent of "Catch Me If You Can", also based on a true story. I don't believe any of this score made it to record, even on the many compilations Mancini recorded.

Incorrect. The main theme and love theme originally came out on an RCA 45 and have been on many of the Mancini compilations.



THE GREAT IMPOSTER theme was on RCA 45prm 47-7830, and first appeard on LP on RCA Camden CAS-928.



There's a little treasure on this album titled "My Cousin From Naples". There was a 45 of it but I don't recall seeing it on any other Mancini album.
It originally was a solo guitar piece from a "Peter Gunn" episode It gets the full orchestra treatment on this LP.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

LEASE Fix the P.

You can lose the quotes or the hyhen.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

This guy probably loves

Goldsmith's

ATTON

and

OLICE STORY

A ATCH OF BLUE

OLTERGEIST

LAYERS

LANET OF THE AES

and John Williams'

HARRY OTTER scores.


Okay I'm done.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Mancini's absolutely imerial!

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   afn   (Member)

Stop! I'm cracking up already!

And of course don't forget:

DIRT HARRY
RACULA
JURASSIC ARK
INDIAN JONES

and....

STAR ARS

 
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