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 three-mile limit, where he ... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
John Vivyan ...  Mr. Lucky 34 episodes, 1959-1960
Ross Martin ...  Andamo 34 episodes, 1959-1960
Tom Brown ...  Lieut. Rovacs / ... 21 episodes, 1959-1960
Joe Scott Joe Scott ...  Croupier / ... 19 episodes, 1959-1960
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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 three-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.

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

24 October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonne chance M. Lucky See more »

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(34 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The series was cancelled after the sponsors left. CBS was unable to find another sponsor despite the good ratings. See more »

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Follows Mr. Lucky (1943) See more »

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A Classy Series with Class Actors and the Classiest Musical Score
31 March 2005 | by chanvatSee all my reviews

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.


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