This was the fifth of Warner Bros.' formulaic detective series. It was proceeded by "77 Sunset Strip" (1958), "Bourbon Street Beat" (1959), "Hawaiian Eye" (1959), and "Surfside Six" (1960). By changing the time period to the 1920's, it was able to cash in on the interest in that period generated by the success of the Desilu produced series "The Untouchables" (1959). See more »
"The Roaring 20's" was a "must see TV" at our house way back when! I remember watching this show week after week! Dorothy Provine as "Pinky Pinkam" was a very believable character. The show had a lot of action and some really good entertainment. I can still hear Pinky singing "Someone To Watch Over Me" is a kind of sad way at the loss of a boyfriend. Donald May and Rex Reason were great as newspaper reporters, both after the affections of Miss Pinkam. There were always car chases and shoot em ups to be had as well as plenty of mysteries to be solved. This show and "The Untouchables" went hand in hand and I so wish TV Land network would realize that us "Baby Boomers" are out here waiting for our shows to turn up on their network! Many "Boomers" would also like to be able to have these shows available to us in a DVD format.
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