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 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   nevinson1966   (Member)

watched this western on TCM the other evening here in the uk.

i was really impressed by the score,composed by alexander courage and believe that this score would be a good candidate for a cd release and give us the chance to hear some of the work of this much neglected composer,though we all know his work for STAR-TREK.

this would make a good introduction to his work as his work surely deserves to be heard.

I hope that one of the labels will pick-up on this in the near future

 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

A release would be nice, but most of the soundtracks for United Artists films of this period have disappeared. DAY OF THE OUTLAW was produced by Security Pictures, Inc. Kritzerland released the soundtracks from two other Security Pictures films, GOD's LITTLE ACRE, and MEN IN WAR, but those releases had to be made from LP masters, since the original tracks could not be found in MGM's vaults. No LP was issued for DAY OF THE OUTLAW.

At the time of the film's release, United Artists protested to the newspaper the Los Angeles Examiner for "arbitrarily censoring" ads for the film, which prominently featured actress Tina Louise in a costume with a plunging neckline. (Presumably that's the ad below, although there was no such costume in the film.) In retaliation, UA threatened to reduce the size of its ad from the "forty-inch" ad being carried by the Los Angeles Times and other local newspapers to only six inches for the Examiner . The editors apologized to UA executives and promised not to censor their ads in the future. The following day, the original ad ran in its entirety.

 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 5:33 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

This is a great unreleased score by the composer. A release would be most welcomed.

Aside from some musicals and fluffy dance films (and not counting eposidic television), this may be Courage's one of only three serious film scores (save Superman later on). I recall an interview, I don't recall if audio or text, where Courage stated the score did not get positive word at all from people in the industry, with one particularly bad comment. That perhaps lead to his last non musical/dance film score, if it hadn't been for Supr's later.

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