The Roaring 20's

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (142)

  • Mary Lou: I have talent. Pat: Who says so?

  • Harold: The Mr. Garrison? Chauncey: Well, there couldn't be two.

  • Pat (about Mary Lou): How much did she take? Harold: Over a year of my mother's egg money.

  • Mary Lou: You know about Harold? Pat: We're old friends.

  • Switolski (to Pat in the speakeasy): A cop's gotta watch where he's seen.

  • Bunny (about Mary Lou): She gives me the creeps.

  • Switolski (to Pat): You haven't paid for a drink in years.

  • Pat: Bunny was just out for a good time. Switolski: She got it.

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Notes (70)

  • Lawrence Dobkin, who plays a mobster in this episode, had previously played mobster Dutch Schultz on The Untouchables. He would return in Season Two's Standing Room Only.

  • Robert Lowery would return several episodes later in War with the Nighthawkers.

  • Robert Rockwell had just finished a run as Phillip Boynton in the 1950's sitcom Our Miss Brooks.

  • The lovely Lesile Parrish's most famous role is that of the tragic Josie Shaw in the 1963 political thriller The Manchurian Candidate.

  • John Banner would later go onto appear on Hogan's Heroes as Sgt. Hans Schultz.

  • Director Marc Lawrence had a long career playing mostly gangsters and heavies on both television and in the movies.

  • Dorothy Provine sings Sweet Georgia Brown and Ain't She Sweet?

  • Rex Reason does not appear in this episode.

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Trivia (4)

  • This episode is a rarity for the early 1960's in that it features some Afro-American characters.

  • You see something in this episode that you would NEVER see on television today. Dorothy Provine, a white actress, appears in blackface for her second singing number, Swannee, How I Love You.

  • The character of Ann Grey is based upon Evelyn Nesbitt Thaw, a showgirl who was a central figure in an early 20th century murder case.

  • Prince Frederic says that he loves American gangster movies but they didn't become popular amongst American cinema goers until the 1930's and the episode takes place in the prior decade.

Allusions (2)

  • The basic storyline of this episode was taken from the classic 1950 film All About Eve.

  • One of the characters in this episode, Colleen McCullough, has the same name as the famous author of such books as The Thornbirds.