One of the best satires written, with a great cast
I love this episode. Broderick Crawford plays a crooked gambling chief, who is almost next in line to be ruler of a small country, based on Monaco. The only surviving relative is his cousin, a Salvation Army Major, played by Hermoine Gingold, who is always delightful to behold. She is reminiscent of Bea Lillie's character in "Around The World In 80 Days." She is reluctant to lead a nation whose economy is based on gambling. Stanley Clements is Broderick's son, the black sheep who went to school. When you have a great cast such as this with the right material, you can't go wrong. Broderick is hilarious playing a music-loving gambler who is also quite the sousaphone player. The only thing missing from this episode would be Sheldon Leonard as a co-hort. Also, the great Leonid Kinskey, a wonderful Russian character actor, makes a hilarious appearance as an eccentric scientist, albeit Italian. Kinskey, along with Vito Scotti, was adept at playing almost any ethnic character.
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