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Mr. Lucky: The Gordon Caper

In order to pay off a gambling debt to Mr. Lucky, a woman devises an elaborate blackmail scheme against her former employer.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Saturday December 05th, 1959

Director: Anton Leader
Writer: Gene L. Coon


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Guest Stars
Berry KroegerBerry Kroeger
As Walter Gordon
Betty GardeBetty Garde
As Maybelle Towers
Ted de CorsiaTed de Corsia
As Roy Berg
Herb ArmstrongHerb Armstrong
As Evan Britton
Naura HaydenNaura Hayden
As Joyce
Dorothy NeumannDorothy Neumann
As Reader's Aide

Uncredited
Joe ScottJoe Scott
As Croupier
Recurring
Main Cast
John VivyanJohn Vivyan
As Mr. Lucky
Pippa ScottPippa Scott
As Maggie Shank-Rutherford

Recap

On the Fortuna, a nearly-deaf Walter Gordon is at the craps table and complains about the dice. His two associates demand a new pair and Andamo tells the croupier to go ahead. He then goes over to chat with Joyce, Gordon's private secretary. She insists that she doesn't socialize during business hours. Meanwhile, Lucky and Maggie watch as Gordon continues losing. Lucky explains that Gordon is wealthy and has been abroad in Africa financing deals in oil and land. With him is Roy Berg, Howard's executive VP, and Evan Britton, the man's PR director. When Maggie wonders why Lucky doesn't bounce him, the owner admits that he can't be rude to $100 million...

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Episode Quotes
Lucky: It isn't enough that I've asked you to stay away from the Fortuna until you square the books. You have to show up and scare off the biggest loser since Hitler.

Maggie: Andamo, what are you doing tonight?
Lucky: He's watching me take you home.
Maybelle Towers: Umm, and if I was 20 years younger, honey, you'd have to go home alone.
Maggie: Miss Towers, have you designs on my man?
Maybelle Towers: Thank you, my dear, no. But if his father was around, ohh...

Joyce: I just love libraries. They're so... intellectual.
Andamo: Oh yes, yes. I found libraries, uh, very exciting. I do a lot of reading myself.
Joyce: Really?
Andamo: Yes, yes. Like, uh... books.

Andamo: Debate was right. Besides, I didn't hear the proclamation.
Lucky: What proclamation?
Andamo: The one making this "Slug Andamo Week."

Maggie: I goofed, huh?
Lucky: Magnificently.

Walter Gordon: Now I want that key.
Andamo: Eh, why don't you make us a deal? We bribe easy.



Cultural References
Lucky: I told him I was Ellery Queen.

Ellery Queen is both a fictional American detective who appeared in numerous novels and short stories, and the pseudonym of the two men who created him in 1928.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerGordon Oliver
ProducerJack Arnold
Associate ProducerJack McEdward
MusicHenry Mancini
Set DecoratorHenry Grace  |  H. Web Arrowsmith
Director of PhotographyPaul Vogel
Production SupervisorBlake Edwards
Art DirectorPhilip Barber  |  George W. Davis
Production ManagerTerence Nelson
Film EditorRussell F. Schoengarth
CostumerMike Anthony
Assistant DirectorJames Welch
Costume CoordinatorNorma Funk
Recording SupervisorFranklin Milton
Based On A Story ByMilton Holmes
 
Warning: Mr. Lucky season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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