Arrest and Trial: Season 1, Episode 22

A Roll of the Dice (23 Feb. 1964)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Larch ...
Deputy DA Jerry Miller
Nick Adams ...
Ronnie Blake
Kamala Devi ...
Joe Higgins ...
Charlene Holt ...
Fay Carlson
Mr. Prescott
Mrs. Blake
Mrs. Payton
Vinton Hayworth ...


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Emotional tale of gambling addiction
26 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

This episode features an excellent performance by Nick Adams as a young man addicted to gambling. The 90-minute format means it plays more like a movie than a television show. Nick Adams is in almost every scene and deftly creates a character that reflects the desperate and chaotic world in which an addict lives--lying to everyone around him, but most of all lying to himself. The drama is filled with top-notch actors who give Adams strong support. Virginia Gregg, a highly skilled and long-time radio and television performer, is particularly effective in the role of Adams's character's mother. Adams's and Gregg's scenes together as a dysfunctional family are powerful and it is a joy to watch talented professionals demonstrate their craft. Having said all that, a fundamental weakness of the series is its basic construction: the police work to catch a crook in the first half and in the second half a defense attorney works to free him. This creates disjointed story telling & undermines the cohesiveness of the narrative. I can see why the series did not thrive and how Law and Order's reconceptualization strengthened the narrative possibilities. I still think that this series in general, and this episode in particular, is worth watching because of the high caliber of acting talent it attracted.

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