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Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Here's the (mostly complete) opening of the Family Classics presentation of Moby Dick on WGN Channel 9.

Includes:

"Family Classics" opening title sequence and book motif with film title on cover (voice over by Floyd Brown)

First minute of film, with opening credits

Note: Floyd Brown announced the movie since Frazier Thomas had died earlier that month on April 3rd. This was during a transitional period before Roy Leonard took over hosting duties for this show on October 13th 1985, beginning with the airing of "For the Love of Benji".

This was the 12th of fifteen showings of "Moby Dick" on "Family Classics." WGN lost the rights to the film for a period in the 1970s to WFLD.

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 April 21, 1985.

WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics - "Moby Dick" (Opening, 1985)

Here's the (mostly complete) opening of the Family Classics presentation of Moby Dick on WGN Channel 9.

Includes:

"Family Classics" opening title sequence and book motif with film title on cover (voiceover by Floyd Brown)

First minute of film, with opening credits

Note: Floyd Brown announced the movie since Frazier Thomas had died earlier that month on April 3rd. This was during a transitional period before Roy Leonard took over hosting duties for this show on October 13th 1985, beginning with the airing of "For the Love of Benji".

This was the 12th of fifteen showings of "Moby Dick" on "Family Classics." WGN lost the rights to the film for a period in the 1970s to WFLD.

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, April 21st 1985.

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"Family Classics" opening title sequence and book motif with film title on cover (voiceover by Floyd Brown)

First minute of film, with opening credits

Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, April 9th 2011 at 1:56am.

Floyd Brown announced the movie since Frazier Thomas had died earlier that month. This was the 12th of fifteen showings of "Moby Dick" on "Family Classics." WGN lost the rights to the film for a period in the 1970s to WFLD.
Comment posted by Phantom on Saturday, April 9th 2011 at 7:43am.

I've duly edited my own synopsis due to what you've just advised.
Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, April 9th 2011 at 9:00am.

Updated the video description. Thanks again guys! :-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, April 9th 2011 at 12:01pm.

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