Mr. Lucky was an honest professional gambler who had won a plush floating casino, the ship Fortuna, and used it as his base of operations. Staying beyond the 3-mile limit, where he could ... See full summary »
A crooked businessman has convicts paroled to him and then threatens to have them sent back unless they do exactly as he says-including strong-arming and murder.Mr. Lucky and Andamo help one of the ...
Honest gamblers Joe Adams (alias Mr. Lucky) and Andamo arrive in the Port of Los Angeles on a freighter as crewmen-broke but cheerful.They meet up with a notorious conman,help save his life and end ...
A rebellious punk of the beat generation spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. He eventually kidnaps his buddy's girlfriend, kills a few ... See full summary »
Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.
A cowboy rides into a small town that is ruled with an iron fist by a corrupt sheriff. He becomes involved with a pretty young town girl and some residents who are trying to oust the ... See full summary »
Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana. In reality, he was working for John Colton, the civil administrator of the city.... See full summary »
Mr. Lucky was an honest professional gambler who had won a plush floating casino, the ship Fortuna, and used it as his base of operations. Staying beyond the 3-mile limit, where he could operate a gambling ship legally, Mr. Lucky played host to a wide variety of people, all of whom came to make use of his luxurious facility. Helping him run the casino, is his good friend Andamo. Written by
A Classy Series with Class Actors and the Classiest Musical Score
This TV series, very loosely based on the movie by the same title, is about a suave gambler, Mr. Lucky (John Vivyan), his faithful sidekick, Andamo (Ross Martin), and various guest stars (such as Frank Gorshin) who undergo their adventures on Lucky's yacht, the Fortuna II (Fortuna I sank in episode 1). Anchored beyond L.A.'s twelve-mile limit, the yacht is a center of gambling, classy dining, and intrigue. Lucky and Andamo get themselves into all kinds of danger, but always manage to get themselves out by the time the closing credits roll. While the setting is creative, the magic of this series is created by Hank Mancini's fabulous musical score. The theme "Mr. Lucky" plays throughout, as does Mancini's "Chime Time" and other lovely numbers (e.g., "Blue Satin").
Sadly, this series lasted just one season. Even sadder is the fact that these few episodes have not been reissued in DVD. Just a handful have been released in VHS mode. Maybe this will change. I certainly hope so.
20 of 20 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?