The Roaring 20's

Season 1 Episode 17

Lucky Charm

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Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Feb 18, 1961 on ABC
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Lucky Charm
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Gambler King Cole claims Pinky brings him good fortune and proceeds to sweep the Pinkster off her feet. Pat Garrison isn't so sure about the relationship and begins digging to prove his suspicions.

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  • The Untouchables did it better

    7.5
    The Roaring 20's was a series that lasted for 45 episodes and ran on ABC from 1960-62. It was basically an attempt by the the network and Warner Brothers (which produced the show) to cash in on the popularity of another ABC series The Untouchables. Sadly, it didn't quite work if the two episodes I recently purchased are any indication. I really can't give a full review of the entire series after only two episodes but I can review the two episodes I've watched.



    Lucky Charm is the better of the two. Basically, the main things to recommend about the episode are star Dorothy Provine and a nice guest shot from Cesare Danova as a gambler who appears to believe that Provine brings him good luck. Provine was the best part of the series. Besides being a great looker, her character, nightclub singer Pinky Pinkham, was perky, bubbly, and likable. Ms. Provine could also sing and dance her little heart out and she did it frequently on the show. She sings four numbers in the episode and does them well.



    I also liked Danova's performance as a gambler who's really not what he appears to be in sweeping Provine off her feet. The costumes are also good as is the musical score. What it lacks is the edginess that constituted other shows of its kind such as The Untouchables and The Lawless Years. It also lacks a strong leading man. Co-leading men Rex Reason and Donald May were both colorless and wooden although perhaps it's unfair to judge Reason seeing as how he only appears in two scenes here. The script is also pretty average as is an ending that's contrived and hokey. All in all Lucky Charm is an okay way to kill 50 minutes or so as long as you're not expecting anything memorable or classic. I wasn't so I suppose I can give it a passing grade overall. Just not with honors.moreless
Cesare Danova

Cesare Danova

King Cole

Guest Star

Arch Johnson

Arch Johnson

Big Dan Mahoney

Guest Star

Vincent Barbi

Vincent Barbi

Ape Samuels

Guest Star

James Flavin

James Flavin

Robert Howard

Recurring Role

Gregory Gaye

Gregory Gaye

Andre

Recurring Role

Gayla Graves

Gayla Graves

Hat Check Girl

Recurring Role

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