Carmen Dragon was an American conductor, composer, and arranger who in addition to live performances and recording, worked in radio, film, and television. Early years Dragon was born in Antioch, California, the son of Rose and Frank Dragon, who were Italian immigrants. He attended Antioch High School and, while a student there, composed a song for the school. Forward, Antioch! was performed between acts of a school play on February 28, 1930. Film He was very active in pop music conducting and composed scores for several films, including At Gunpoint , Invasion of the Body Snatchers , Night into Morning , and Kiss Tomorrow Good-bye .