The Rogues

Season 1 Episode 5

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 11, 1964 on NBC
9.2
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Tony is brought in, when Uncle Bertie loses a small fortune at Courtleigh House, one of London's premiere gaming houses. Tony is supposed to crack the safe, but is setup for theft and caught red-handed. Briscoe gives the family 24 hours to prove his innocence.

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  • Great episode Had it all

    10
    I watched The Rogues when first one and I was in Seventh Grade. Have recorded almost all on VHS, but copying to DVD a problem as tape disintegrated. This is the missing episode that I did not have. Amazon had two volumes of The Rogues on DVD, ten episodes each, so may be a way to handle the tape disintegration problem.



    This episode was like most, a friend or aquaitenance is in trouble, the family comes to the rescue. Most of the time, the Flemings and St. Clairs give away their money that they obtained in the caper. That is why the Scotland Yard Inspector did not bother them.



    Like many English shows at the time like The Saint and Man in a Suitcase, And Have Gun Will Travel in the US West,moreless
  • The family takes on a crooked gambling house in London, and Aunt Meg's skill at concealing cards up her sleeves saves the day.

    8.5
    This was one of the more enjoyable episodes of this terribly uneven series, and one thing about it that is most noticeable is that it has a fairly convincing English atmosphere. Other episodes set in England (but filmed, as this was, on a Hollywood sound-stage) are extremely quaint and resemble an old movie of the "Mrs. Miniver" variety; but this one, involving the then-relatively-new phenomenon of a plush casino in central London (such places were once outlawed by law), lacks the usual bogus cockney accents and fogbound streets. It might have something to do with the fact that the scriptwriter was a recently-arrived Brit, Robin Estridge, who, in the 1950s, had done quite a few screenplays for the Rank Organization (notably for "North-West Frontier"). It's a pity that David Niven's appearance is so brief, though.moreless
David Niven

David Niven

Alexander 'Alec' Fleming, the English cousin

Charles Boyer

Charles Boyer

Marcel St. Clair, the French cousin

Robert Coote

Robert Coote

Timothy St. Clair, "Timmy"

Gladys Cooper

Gladys Cooper

Margaret St. Clair

Gig Young

Gig Young

Tony Fleming, the American cousin

John Williams (II)

John Williams (II)

Inspector Arthur Briscoe

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Patric Knowles

Patric Knowles

Major Hamilton

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John Orchard

John Orchard

Mike Wetherby

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