Monday, November 6, 2006

Mystery TV Themes: GET SMART

Spotlighting the great themes from mystery/crime TV shows ...

GET SMART
This classic spy sitcom (1965-70) starred Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, Agent 86, and Barbara Feldon as Agent 99. It is hard to find much information about arranger, songwriter and conductor Irving Szathmary, whose memorable theme to Get Smart adroitly captured the flavor and tone of the popular spy parody. The brother of comedian and actor Bill Dana (who actually appeared in a few episodes of Get Smart), the Composers and Lyricists Database says Szathmary's specialty was called "symphonic swing," and he created instrumental arrangements in the 1940s for Muzak.

Get Smart opening theme courtesy Mark Little's MyThemes.TV.
Complete Get Smart now on DVD at Amazon.
Episode guide and show info at the fan site The Get Smart Page.

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OPENING TITLES


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