Fantasy Island

Call Me Lucky / Torch Singer

Season 1, Ep 14, Aired 5/20/78
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  • Episode Description
  • In "Call Me Lucky" compulsive gambler Harry Beamus from New York City wants to be the luckiest gambler alive. Realizing his separation from his son may come at a high cost. In "Torch Singer" Edith Garvey wishes to become a torch singer just like her grandmother was in Chicago during the Prohibition years of the Roaring 20's.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kathryn Holcomb

    Edith Garvey

  • Richard Dawson

    Harry Beamus

  • Brad Savage

    Joey

  • Edd Byrnes

    Neil

  • Dick Butkus

    Moose

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Roarke: Ah there you are ... a bit affectatious today aren't we. Tattoo: It's part of my new image. Roarke: Indeed and what sort of image did you have in mind? Tattoo: I want to be more like you. Strong, silent, mysterious. Roarke: Well they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I thank you Tattoo. Ah but why do you wish to be like me? Tattoo: To attract more broads just like you. Roarke: Ladies, Tattoo, we call them ladies. Tattoo: Not the kind I've been attracting.

    • Harry: Twenty dollar bill, I found twenty dollar bill. Roarke: There you see your luck is changing already. Well this certainly looks like your lucky day. Harry: Two lucky days Mr. Roarke, that's what you promised me. Two days I've waited for all my life. Come on Andrew Jackson, I've got big plans for you. Roarke: Well enjoy. Tattoo: Boss that was my twenty dollar bill. Roarke: Ah cheer up Tattoo, think of your image, surely there is a colorful quote to cover the loss of your money. Tattoo: There is? Roarke: Yes, finders keepers, losers weepers.

    Notes (1)

    • Kathryn Holcomb (as Kitty Abilene) sings two torch songs "You Made Me Love You" and "Love Me or Leave Me".

    Trivia (2)

    • The first song is "You Made Me Love You" originally sung by Al Jolson. The music was written by James V. Monaco, the lyrics by Joseph McCarthy and published in 1913. It was introduced in the Broadway revue The Honeymoon Express. The additional lyrics were added by Roger Edens for Judy Garland. Judy sang the song to Clark Gable at a birthday party thrown for him by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. MGM executives were so charmed by her rendition that she and the song were added to the film Broadway Melody of 1938. Garland recorded the "Gable" version on September 24, 1937. MGM released the song as a b-side in 1939, opposite Garland's recording of "Over the Rainbow."

    • The second song is "Love Me or Leave Me", originally sung by Ruth Etting. Music by Walter Donaldson and Lyrics by Gus Kahn. The song was introduced in the Broadway play, Whoopee!, which opened in December 1928.

    Allusions (2)

    • Tattoo: Hark who knocks at yonder door. How was that Boss? This is a quote from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet play.

    • Roarke: (to Tattoo) A fool and his money are soon parted. This is a quote from farmer/writer Thomas Tusser (1524-1580).

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