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WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics - "Captain Blood" (Opening, 1983)

Here's the opening of the Family Classics presentation of Captain Blood (1935) on WGN Channel 9. Hosted by Frazier Thomas.

(opening starts a tiny bit late)

The theme music sounds warbly - I wonder if that was a technical problem at WGN or something with this tape recording. I do not hear the warble after the music ends - can anyone tell?

The Family Classics theme song was called "Moviescope" and was a piece of library music composed by Dennis Berry. It was originally released on the Berry/Conroy label.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, December 11th 1983 at 3:30pm.

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In those 11 seconds of black, if you pause at 1:03, you'll see a upside down "3" for the academic leader countdown.
Comment posted by Szake on Saturday, June 7th 2014 at 8:27pm.

Probably has something to do with the tape recording.
Comment posted by ER3017 on Saturday, June 28th 2014 at 5:23pm.

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