Mr. Lucky

Mr. Lucky

Series that ran during the 1959-60 television season on NBC that concerned the adventures of a gambler nicknamed Mr. Lucky who ran a gambling ship called the Fortuna. The show was based on the 1943 movie of the same name starring Cary Grant and Laraine Day. John Vivyan starred in the television version as the title character, Mr. Lucky, and Ross Martin co-starred as his sidekick Andamo. Pippa Scott had a recurring role as Mr. Lucky's sometime girlfriend Maggie. The series was produced by future big-name director Blake Edwards and famed composer Henry Mancini provided the musical score.

Episode Info

Final: 1x34 -- Election Bet (Jun/18/1960)

After losing a large bet on the outcome of a Latin American election, a man decides to kill Lucky rather than pay off.
John VivyanJohn Vivyan
As Mr. Lucky
Ross Martin (1)Ross Martin (1)
As Andamo
Pippa ScottPippa Scott
As Maggie Shank-Rutherford

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1x12: Maggie the Witness recap: Maggie goes into Miss Lily's Tea Room to wait for Lucky and Andamo and notices a man, "Spats" McGowan, sitting nearby. Two thugs, Willie and Bruce, come in and open fire on the man, killing him... read more.

1x11: Aces Back to Back recap: Two thugs, Jack the Knife and Spanish Charley, search an art gallery in New York until they hear someone pull up outside. They hide and the owner, Tom Harris, discovers that someone has torn up the place. He draws his gun and the two thugs gun him down. They check his pockets and find a postal receipt for a package he sent to Lucky. Their boss, Andre Damon, comes in and tells them that it's time to go to the Fortuna... read more.

1x10: Hijacked recap: After the guests depart the Fortuna for the night, Andamo checks in with Lucky. The casino owner is dealing blackjack to one last guest, Carol Van Horn. She loses again and offers a check to cover her losses. Elsewhere on the ship, three masked thugs board the ship and enter the room. They hold Lucky, Andamo, and Carol at gunpoint and tell Lucky to open the safe. Lucky takes out the money and the head thug demands that Lucky show him the checks. Once he does, the man pats him down and takes Carol's check. As they leave, Lucky promises that he'll look them up... read more.

1x9: A Business Measure recap: Two men and a frogman row out to the Fortuna towing a mine. The man in charge, Nigel, orders the frogman into the water. The frogman tows the mine to the side of the casino ship while Nigel uses a lantern to signal another ship... read more.

1x8: Little Miss Wow recap: At the docks, a woman, Beverly Mills, walks to the edge and prepares to jump off. Lucky pulls up nearby and sees her falls off, and dives in after her. When he tries to pull her out, Beverly yells at him to let her go. Lucky pulls her out anyway and takes her to the Fortuna to dry out. When Lucky figures that it's a boy, Beverly tells him that she was attempting to be one with the universe and could hear the ocean spirit calling to her. She slipped when Lucky called to her and fell in. When Andamo asks for her name, Beverly gives him an obviously fake name, Tanya Markova, and demands that they take her to shore... read more.

Executive Producer: Gordon Oliver
Producer: Jack Arnold
Associate Producer: Jack McEdward
Music: Henry Mancini
Set Decorator: Henry Grace, H. Web Arrowsmith
Director of Photography: Robert J. Bronner, Paul Vogel, Philip H. Lathrop
Production Supervisor: Blake Edwards
Art Director: George W. Davis

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Recurring Guests

Tom Brown (1) as Lieutenant Rovacs (6 eps)
Joe Scott as Croupier (4 eps)
Lou Krugman as 12th Street (2 eps)
Tony De Mario as Henchman (2 eps)
William Smith (1) as Leland Lamont (2 eps)
Norman Alden as Devil (2 eps)
Stanley Adams as Nick Popolous (2 eps)
Peter Whitney as Andre Damon (2 eps)
Paul Genge as Police Captain (2 eps)
Gavin MacLeod as Bugsy McKenna (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Adventure | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 24, 1959
Ended: June 18, 1960
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