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Love and the Private Eye (Melvin Danger)

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  1. Mario

    Mario Apprentice Forum Member New Member

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    And here are the long-awaited closing credits for the Melvin Danger episode of Love, American Style. While it was the last of the two animated segments H-B had made for this Paramount Television-produced, ABC-broadcast TV series, it was the first to air (on 1/28/1972), initially under the title "Melvin Danger, Private Eye." Richard Dawson (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud) provided the voice for the main character.

    A re-edited version aired 3/16/1973 as "Love and the Private Eye." Despite not making it into a proper series retaining the Melvin Danger character, it may have inspired H-B's own similar series Inch High, Private Eye (for NBC), however, just as "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father" inspired Wait Till Your Father Gets Home which aired in first-run syndication seven months after that pilot was first broadcast on ABC.

    (opening credits)
    Written by: R. S. Allen, Harvey Bullock
    Produced and Directed by: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
    Copyright © 1971 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.

    (ending credits)
    Associate Producer: Alex Lovy
    Production Design: Iwao Takamoto
    Animation Director: Charles A. Nichols
    Production Supervisor: Victor O. Schipek
    Voices: Cynthia Adler, Richard Dawson, Robert Holt, Mitzi McCall, John Stephenson, Leonard Weinrib
    Layout: Dick Bickenbach, Jerry Eisenberg, Moe Gollub, Gary Hoffman, Jack Huber, Homer Jonas, Takashi Masunaga, Joel Seibel, Bob Singer, Terry Slade
    Backgrounds: F. Montealegre, Fernando Arce, Lorraine Andrina, Martin Forte, Bob Gentle, Al Gmuer, Gino Giudice, Richard Khim, Gary Niblett, Rolando Oliva, Peter Van Elk
    Story Direction: George Singer, Paul Sommer
    Animation: Jerry Hathcock, Bill Keil, Ed Aardal, Ed Barge, Lefty Callahan, Rudy Cataldi, Bob Goe, George Kreisl, Don Patterson, Ray Patterson, Ken Southworth, Irv Spence, Xenia
    Music by: Hoyt Curtin
    Technical Supervisor: Frank Paiker
    Ink and Paint Supervisor: Jayne Barbera
    Xerography: Robert "Tiger" West
    Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Bill Getty
    Supervising Film Editor: Larry Cowan
    Music Editor: Pat Foley
    Effects Editors: Richard Allen, Earl Bennett
    Camera: Charles Flekal, Roy Wade
    Title Song: Love, American Style
    Lyric: Arnold Margolin
    Music: Charles Fox
    Sung by: The Charles Fox Singers
    Music Composed and Conducted by: Charles Fox
    Music Supervisor: Kenyon Hopkins

    Trivia: The so-called "Charles Fox Singers" are, in reality, the Ron Hicklin Singers.

  2. artytoons

    artytoons Administrator I SUPPORT BCDB! Forum Member New Member

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    The Decades digital channel showed both Hanna-Barbera's "Love American Style" segments on Thursday July 21, 2016 to commemorate William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's anniversary in getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Richard Dawson as Melvin Danger with a Humphrey Bogart voice
    Lennie Weinrib as Williams, Melvin Danger's British assistant who looked and sounded like actor Terry-Thomas.
    Mitzi McCall as Tangerine, Melvin Danger's underappreciated but loyal office secretary
    Robert Holt as Mr. Hammond, Danger's client and later murder victim
    Cynthia Adler as Hammond's secretary who was the culprit in murdering Hammond
    John Stephenson as a police detective and as one of Hammond's executives who also was bumped off by Hammond's secretary.

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