The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
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A couple of hard-drinking cardsharp drifters find themselves in the unlikely situation of having to play Cupid.


Sam Peckinpah


Bruce Geller (teleplay), Bruce Geller (story) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Boyer ... Himself - Host
Lee Marvin ... Dave Blassingame
Keenan Wynn ... Burgundy Smith
Rosemary Clooney ... Melissa
Adam Lazarre Adam Lazarre ... Blind Johnny (as Adam La Zarre)
Michael Davis ... Tim
Mike Mazurki ... Mr. Anston
Dub Taylor ... Gregory
Carmen Phillips ... Jeen
Elaine Walker Elaine Walker ... Diedre
Jack Perkins ... Farr
Charles Horvath ... Mulana
Paul Stader Paul Stader ... Monroe
Kelly Thordsen ... Frank Davis
Russ Brown Russ Brown ... Isaiah


A couple of hard-drinking cardsharp drifters find themselves in the unlikely situation of having to play Cupid.

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

15 January 1963 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Four Star Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although Lee Marvin and Keenan Wynn play characters with the same names as characters in the Sam Peckinpah series, "The Westerner", they are not meant to be the same people. See more »

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Simply just about every way!
20 March 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Considering this TV program stars Lee Marvin and Keenan Wynn AND was directed by Sam Peckinpah, you'd expect it to be great. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be anything but! You really would think Marvin and Peckinpah would guarantee violence and sheer manliness...and you'd be wrong. Instead, it's sappy, boring and just plain awful. There are many reasons why but filling the show with honkytonk music to illustrate it's trying to be funny (there is NO other way you'd know this was the intent!) shows how awkward it all is.

Marvin and Wynn play a couple hucksters who took some poker players for a lot of money. Not surprisingly, the losers are mad and are determined to exact their revenge. To avoid this, the pair embark on a road trip...and the buddy picture fails miserably because it constantly relies on schmaltz...something that Peckinpah seems incapable of doing. Overall, an embarrassment to all involved. My verdict....yecch!

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