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 Posted:   May 3, 2018 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

These are for education/information purposes, for our new podcast The Goldsmith Odyssey ( -- we are happy to reimburse all expenses and/or offer trades of other rarities; please get in touch with us at

Here are the items of Goldsmith's filmography we are still searching for in order to be able to review them; I have included links to items which survive for viewing in the UCLA archives, in case anyone in LA wants to go see them for themselves and report back about the music, but unless someone has special connections, I don't think there's any way to make copies for outside use, alas. A lot of the UCLA links also provide additional interesting info about the plot and cast of these rare projects:

The Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1953?)
- Black Chiffon
- The Clay of Kings
These are both IMDb or Jerry Goldsmith Online credits which may be erroneous, especially if the year is correct (the earliest Goldsmith TV work we are certain of comes from 1955).

The Wanderer (1955) "A Place of Plenty"

Climax! (1955-58)
"A Farewell to Arms" (5/26/55) -- Jerry scoring a live Hemingway adaptation, *before* his Jekyll and Hyde score which is publicly available!

- The Garsten Case (1956)
- Sit Down with Death (1956)
- An Episode of Sparrows (1956)
- The Secret of River Lane (1956)
- Shadow of a Memory (1957)
- The Trial of Captain Wirz (1957)
- Thieves over Tokyo (1958)

Studio One in Hollywood (1958)
- The Desperate Age
- The Shadow of a Genius
- A Dead Ringer
- The Fair-Haired Boy
- Presence of the Enemy
- The Edge of Truth
- The Lady Died at Midnight

The Lineup (1959)
- Wake Up to Terror
- The Strange Return of Army Armitage
- Lonesome as Midnight (or Lonely as Midnight?)

Playhouse 90 (1958-60)
- The Long March (1958)
- The Tunnel (1959)
- Misalliance (1959)
- Project Immortality (1959)
- The Rank and File (1959)
- Child of Our Time (1959)
- Made in Japan (1959)
- The Shape of the River (1960)
- The Cruel Day (1960)
- To the Sound of Trumpets (1960)
- A Dream of Treason (1960)

Peck's Bad Girl (1959)
- any episodes besides episode 3, "Lips That Touch Lipstick" (released on a DVD compilation and we have it)

For Better or Worse (1959)
- any episodes Jerry scored (this IMDb listing may be erroneous?)

General Electric Theater (1959-62)
- The Last Dance (1959)
- Hitler's Secret (1959)
- Sarah's Laughter (1960)
- The Committeman (1960)
- Mister Doc (1962)
- My Dark Days Part 2: Aftermath (1962) (we have Part 1: Prelude in very poor quality)

Expendables (1961 Screen Gems TV pilot)

Buick-Electra Playhouse: The Gambler, The Nun And The Radio (1960)

Full Circle (1960)
- any episodes Jerry scored (this IMDb listing may be erroneous?)

The Legend of Jesse James (1965-66)
- Things Just Don't Happen (S1E26)

Nick Quarry (1968 test for a pilot, score released by FSM)

Anna and the King (1972)
- The Chimes and Anna's Romance (we have them in German but not the original English)

Lights Out (1972)
- When Widows Weep

The Going Up of David Lev (1973 TV movie, score released by BSX)

Medical Story (1975 TV movie and backdoor pilot for series?)

Archer (1975)
- Pilot “Shades of Blue” (aired as S1E4)

Dusty (1983 obscure TV pilot, perhaps a faulty IMDb credit?)


 Posted:   May 3, 2018 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

 Posted:   May 4, 2018 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Actually I goofed by somehow leaving those two in the list; just removed them. We did indeed find copies available from a resource Leonard Martin apparently uses -- Robert's Rare Videos. We've already recorded our podcast on A Marriage of Strangers earlier this week, and hope to record Tomorrow late next week.

One that would be especially awesome to get is The Tunnel, with Jerry scoring the Civil War. A MIDI reconstruction of the score itself (presumably done from written score sheets) is up on YouTube but we are reviewing everything in context and MIDI of course is not ideal. Made in Japan is also, I assume, likely to be a highlight of his P90 output if we can ever locate a copy.


 Posted:   May 4, 2018 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

"Desperate Mission (1969)"

Is not by Jerry; don't know where you got that. The film says:


"Dusty" is a failed pilot.

 Posted:   May 4, 2018 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

 Posted:   May 5, 2018 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Thanks for the links!

Desperate Mission is listed at Jerry Goldsmith Online:

Sometimes they turn out to be more accurate than IMDb, sometimes not. If you're sure Jerry didn't work on it I'll take it off the list.


 Posted:   May 5, 2018 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

The entry is just wrong. It happens.

Even Ford spoke up about it:
"He's not credited with anything from this film or anything else at either BMI or ASCAP"

And the entry appears to have originated from an incorrect book listing.

Though I would say I often find BMI and ASCAP to be incomplete listings. Since no one has ever said anything about a possible rejected score or that perhaps Jerry was originally attached to it, there's zero indication other than an apparent false book listing, that he did.

 Posted:   May 7, 2018 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

"Dusty" is a failed pilot.

Yes I've heard that; but do we know whether Jerry Goldsmith actually wrote original music for it or not? And if so, I'm trying to get it so we can cover would be his final TV work outside of themes (H.E.L.P., Brotherhood of the Gun, Voyager)

I removed Desperate Mission from the list; thanks again for the correction.

LastChild, thanks for the links. Sadly I searched them and couldn't find any of the items we're still looking for...perhaps the forums might work if I post these requests there; I'll try that at some point but I have to register in order to do so.


 Posted:   May 14, 2018 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Well, at this point, some of the information you are looking for is pretty much in the "You need to do scholarly research to find your answers", rather than think/hope random FSM users will have all the answers.

 Posted:   May 23, 2018 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Bad news, I'm afraid. The set of The Lineup we found had 17 episodes but they were just a random 17 episodes, not corresponding to the 17 episodes that made up the final hourlong season of the show which Jerry provided the theme and three episode scores for. False alarm. It doesn't even seem like a single final season episode is on there, so we don't even have the main title sequence he scored.

That is, unless anyone here can help us out! It looks like we might just have to cover the Prometheus suite from Wake Up to Terror (Jerry's first episode) as music-only as a bonus, unless a miracle happens soon.


 Posted:   May 23, 2018 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

 Posted:   May 24, 2018 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

General Electric Theater (1959-62)
- The Committeman (1960)

this is available, but without credits. Are you sure Jerry did it?

Until I actually get a copy and listen to the music, nope! This list was just based on credits I found primarily at IMDb and Jerry Goldsmith Online, plus a couple things mentioned on this board but not at those two places. We are looking for all of this stuff even though for some of it it may just be to confirm that Jerry didn't do it. Where is the GE Theater episode available?


 Posted:   May 24, 2018 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

 Posted:   Jun 3, 2018 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

It's listed at JGO here:

Sometimes they're more correct on credits than IMDb is, and sometimes they're even less accurate. Only way to (sorta) know is to check by ear, but I unfortunately didn't look back at this post until now and missed the link you put up. frown


 Posted:   Jun 4, 2018 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

IMDb is only as complete as the contributions made to it. I've added -- fro examples -- probably about a thousand missing credits myself.

According to Bill Wrobel, who's gone through several boxes of archives scores, this episode is scored by Goldsmith and was located (at least the papers) in Box #13.

 Posted:   Jun 5, 2018 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Ok thanks. There's a lot in that Bill Wrobel link to unravel and I should probably try to get in touch with him. I notice many things that are likely errors, like something Goldsmith is credited with being "Jackson Gentry"...which sounds like Jackson *Fentry* from "Tomorrow" (Playhouse 90):


 Posted:   Jun 6, 2018 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

There are also other pages on his site.

"Jackson Gentry" is just one of the mystery titles we've not been able to solve. He's not the first one to note that.

 Posted:   Jun 6, 2018 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Some of those titles are for cues rather than programs, and "Tomorrow" has a cue titled "Jackson Fentry" -- that's what this is, 99.9% sure.


 Posted:   Jun 6, 2018 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

You're probably right. That was probably a pilot for a potential series that ended up getting aired in one of these catch-all shows, which happens very frequently back then.

the paper work and archives are usually littered -- so I've read over time -- with typos or even missing information.

 Posted:   Jun 7, 2018 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

It wasn't a pilot for a potential series. I'm 100% sure of that. It was an adaptation of a William Faulkner short story, and it had an intro with the star that made clear this was a play adaptation as usual with all the Playhouse 90s. (Screenwriter Horton Foote later wrote the film adaptation in the 70s as well.)


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