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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Who, What, When, Where, Why, How…Gallegher Gets the News

Seems like it was just the other day I was posting about Roger Mobley. In fact it was just the other day, on Roger's birthday. But today we celebrate another Mobley-centric birthday of sorts: On January 24, 1965, Gallegher made its debut on Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color. Starring young Master Mobley as the quick-witted copy boy who continually proved himself an ace reporter on the streets of a big turn-of-the-century city, Gallegher became of the most popular mini-series to run on the series, and one of the longest running for ran for eleven episodes between 1965 and 1968. Co-starring Academy Award-winning actor Edmond O’Brien as Jefferson Crowley the blustery editor of the Daily Press and Harvey Korman (then the second banana on The Danny Kaye Show) as the continually befuddled reporter Brownie, Gallegher mixed comedy, mystery, suspense and drama (and also boasts a smashing Sherman Brothers theme song), and even though now it is largely forgotten in some circles, these fun-filled episodes remain a Disney delight. As I’ve mentioned before, watch for news (coming, while not necessarily soon, sometime) of a major article I’m writing about Gallegher, “that sharp as a thorn, natural born newspaperman.”


Booksteve said...

I loved the show on TV but we also would ocassionally get to see GALLEGHER at school (and EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES, too!)on the school's annual movie day! They'd plop us all in the gym and surprise us every year with a movie--usually Harryhausen or Disney.

Anonymous said...

I STILL remember the great Gallagher theme song! Re Booksteve's comment--I loved 'Emil and the Detectives too, and another really great set-in-Europe Disney flick called 'The horse without a head'.