Victory at Sea (1952–1953)

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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

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Although this series had only 26 episodes that ran from 1952 to 1953, the score by Richard Rodgers (with Robert Russell Bennett conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra) was such a hit that recordings of it have been almost continually available. Over a half century after the original broadcast, the score is available in a modern stereo recording digitally remastered on compact discs. However, on the album the orchestra is the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. See more »

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Referenced in The Wonder Years: Goodbye (1990) See more »

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Song of the High Seas
by Richard Rodgers
Williamson Music Company (ASCAP)
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Stands the test of time
9 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Even in Black and White, Victory at Sea stands as a TV masterpiece. Their production techniques a half century ago using a dramatic musical score to allow the action to flow in lieu of unnecessary chatter, but with the occasional powerful voice of Leonard Graves to tie the scenes together was a model for NFL Films.


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