Duel at Diablo’ Theme

Celebrity Q&A
on June 8, 2008

Would you know the name of the theme song for the movie Duel at Diablo, starring James Garner and Sidney Poitier? I believe it was composed by the same person who did the theme from TV's Batman.
—Jeff Smith, Grand Island, Neb.

The theme song—titled simply "Duel at Diablo Theme"—for the 1966 Western was composed by the musically prolific Neal Hefti, who was born just up the road from you in Hastings, Neb. Hefti did indeed also create the groovy signature tune for Batman, as well as the theme to TV's The Odd Couple and soundtracks for the movies Barefoot in the Park, A New Leaf and Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood.


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