Emperor Of The North Pole:
Emperador del Norte, El (Spain)
Empereur du Nord, L' (France)
Emperor of the North (USA) (reissue title)
Imperador do Norte, O (Brazil)
Imperatore del Nord, L' (Italy)
Zug für zwei Halunken, Ein (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
Limited edition of 1200 copies.
World premiere of original 20th Century Fox soundtrack from Robert Aldrich depression-era action movie, set on train, starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine. Frank DeVol captures period with requisite thirties flavor, then surrounds with muscular action music. Dynamic rhythms for steaming locomotive are highlights. Movie underwent numerous title changes, scoring changes (original Bill Medley vocal was tossed in favor of Marty Robbins) with several cues ultimately shortened or dropped. Ironically, while masters for re-scoring and vocal changes are sadly missing, complete original scoring sessions (including Medley vocal) all survive, including complete "Box Fights" climax that was truncated in finished film! Intrada CD presents full score as DeVol originally intended, recorded in mono as per finished film. Also on CD as bonus are surviving DeVol stereo cues for lively 1967 Frank Tashlin comic spy movie CAPRICE with Doris Day, Richard Harris. Though master elements here were damaged, 26 minutes survived in useable condition. Authoritative notes by Nick Redman on film productions, various scoring changes completes handsome package. Frank DeVol conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1200 copies!