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Mr. Lucky: That Stands for Pool

Lucky is challenged to a high-stakes game of pool by a gangster who's out to win at any cost. He decides to throw the game rather than lose his life, but things get complicated when Andamo places a bet to cover their losses... and gets found out.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Saturday November 21st, 1959

Director: Jack Arnold
Writer: Lester Pine

Guest Stars
Stanley AdamsStanley Adams
As Nick Popolous
Paul LambertPaul Lambert
As Mark Langdon (credited as Mark Liggett)
Jay AdlerJay Adler
As J. B.
Tom MonroeTom Monroe
As 1st Hoodlum
Steve ConteSteve Conte
As 2nd Hoodlum
Pat ComiskeyPat Comiskey
As Bodyguard (as Pat Comisky)
Main Cast
John VivyanJohn Vivyan
As Mr. Lucky
Pippa ScottPippa Scott
As Maggie Shank-Rutherford


Aboard the Fortuna, Maggie paces in Lucky's office and complains that a man is keeping her waiting. Andamo comes in to tell them that the launch is there and Lucky asks if she's ready to go out on the town. However, Nick Popolous and two of his hoodlums come in. Nick greets his friend and tells Lucky to get Maggie out of the room. She takes offense but Lucky quickly ushers her out and asks why Nick is town. The gangster reminds Lucky that he's lost $100,000 to him in dice and poker, and is back with another $100,000. Nick wants to play pool and knows that Lucky is good, but explains that his two hoods are his good luck charms... and with them there, he's sure he's going to win...

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Episode Quotes
Lucky: Where have you been?
Andamo: Well, uh, I ain't made of wood.
Lucky: Is she pretty?
Andamo: They all pretty.

Episode Goofs
The last time Lucky sinks a ball, the score board says he's at 457. A few minutes later, Andamo says they need 45 points to win. They only need 43 to reach 500.

Cultural References
Title: That Stands for Pool

The Music Man (musical in 1957, movie in 1962) features the song "Ya Got Trouble," which features the refrain, "And that rhymes with "P" and that stands for pool!"

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerGordon Oliver
ProducerJack Arnold
Associate ProducerJack McEdward
MusicHenry Mancini
Set DecoratorH. Web Arrowsmith  |  Henry Grace
Director of PhotographyPhilip H. Lathrop
Production SupervisorBlake Edwards
Art DirectorPhilip Barber  |  George W. Davis
Production ManagerTerence Nelson
Film EditorRussell F. Schoengarth
Assistant DirectorJames Welch
Recording SupervisorFranklin Milton
Based On A Story ByMilton Holmes
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