The Green Hornet is an American radio and television masked vigilante created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, with input from radio director James Jewell, in 1936. Since his radio debut in the 1930s, the Green Hornet has appeared in numerous serialized dramas in a wide variety of media. The character appeared in film serials in the 1940s, a network television program in the 1960s, multiple comic book series from the 1940s on, and a feature film in January 2011.

Though various incarnations sometimes change details, in most versions the Green Hornet is the alter ego of Britt Reid, wealthy young publisher of the Daily Sentinel by day who goes out in his masked “Green Hornet” identity at night to fight crime as a vigilante. He is accompanied by his similarly masked partner and confidant, Kato, who drives their technologically advanced car, the “Black Beauty”. As the Green Hornet, Reid masquerades as a criminal to infiltrate and then battle the underworld, leaving criminals and incriminating evidence behind for the police.

The character debuted in The Green Hornet, an American radio program that premiered on January 31, 1936, on WXYZ, the same local Detroit station that originated its companion shows The Lone Ranger and Challenge of the Yukon. Beginning on April 12, 1938, the station supplied the series to the Mutual Broadcasting System radio network, and then to NBC Blue and its successors, the Blue Network and ABC, from November 16, 1939, through September 8, 1950. It returned from September 10 to December 5, 1952. It was sponsored by General Mills from January to August 1948, and by Orange Crush in its brief 1952 run.

Title: The Green Hornet: Original TV Score
Composer: Billy May
Conductor: Lionel Newman
Release Date: 1966

01. Green Hornet (02:03)
02. Four Hornets (02:37)
03. Casey (02:08)
04. Horneted House (02:44)
05. Kato (02:22)
06. Do the Hornet (02:21)
07. Black Beauty (02:03)
08. Guadlahornet (02:22)
09. Bonus Track: Activate the Scanner (01:40)
10. The Green Hornet (02:22)
11. Main Title (00:58)
12. The Green Hornet – feat. Al Hirt (02:16)
13. The Green Hornet Theme Song (01:47)
14. Fury of Dragon (01:01)
15. Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee (01:29)
16. Batman (00:56)
17. Longstreet (02:05)
18. Adagio in G Minor – Tomaso Albinoni (11:48)

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