Here’s the opening of the Family Classics presentation of The Canterville Ghost (1944) on WGN Channel 9. (this airing was the last time it appeared on Family Classics)
Hosted by Frazier Thomas.
Preceded by a WGN bumper promo for Fantasy Island featuring Ricardo Montalban.
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, October 30th 1983 at 3:30pm.
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