Four Star Playhouse: Season 3, Episode 7

Vote of Confidence (4 Nov. 1954)

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A con man, recently released from prison, attempts to recoup his fortunes by convincing an heiress' secretary that he needs funds to run an orphanage.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Mervyn (as Chuck Conners)
Dayton Lummis ...
Rusty Hamer ...
Barry Froner ...
Nadine Ashdown ...
Patty (as Nadene Ashdown)
Isa Ashdown ...
Patricia Fowler ...


A con man, recently released from prison, attempts to recoup his fortunes by convincing an heiress' secretary that he needs funds to run an orphanage.

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4 November 1954 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Ma Baker: This is the first time you've ever had trouble turning a fast buck.
Tony Stewart: It's the first time I ever tried turning a fast buck the honest way.
Mervyn: Rough, huh?
Tony Stewart: Rough. I've knocked on so many doors, I've got water on the knuckles.
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Not Exactly The Sting
3 July 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Apparently the same is true on the small screen as well as the big, a whole lot of the material David Niven did completely relied on his screen charm to put it across. Makes the material a whole lot better than it really was.

In this case Niven is a charming con man just recently released from prison and back with associates Chuck Connors and Elizabeth Patterson in search of new marks. The one they've settled on is a recent legatee of several million dollars.

The con is a fake orphanage and they hope to swindle the young woman out of it. Her secretary is Amanda Blake and she's a shrewd article, but she is falling for Niven and he, her.

When they pull a con, it's not with the elaborate props that Paul Newman and Robert Redford used in The Sting. And that's the problem with Vote Of Confidence, the constraints of the small screen don't allow for character development or to really believe in what this trio is doing. Only a half an hour you know.

Still fans of David Niven should like it.

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