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(TV Series)

It's Whether You Win or Lose ()


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Murray doesn't seem interested in joining the poker game that Mary's arranging for the guys.

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Mary Richards
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Lou Grant
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Rhoda Morgenstern
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Murray Slaughter
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Ted Baxter
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Gordy Howard
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Marie Slaughter
Patrick Campbell ...
Pat

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Jay Sandrich

Written by

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James L. Brooks ... (creator) (creator) and
Allan Burns ... (creator) (creator)
 
Martin Donovan ... (written by)

Produced by

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James L. Brooks ... executive producer
Allan Burns ... executive producer
Lionel A. Ephraim ... associate producer
Ed. Weinberger ... producer
Michael Zinberg ... assistant producer

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Patrick Williams ... (as Pat Williams)

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Paul Uhl ... director of photography

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Douglas Hines

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Lewis E. Hurst Jr.

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Raymond Boltz Jr. ... (as Raymond Boltz)

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Donna Cox ... hair stylist (as Donna M. Cox)
Ben Nye Jr. ... makeup artist (as Ben Nye II)

Production Management

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Lionel A. Ephraim ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John C. Chulay ... assistant director

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Gene Cox ... property master

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Cam McCulloch ... sound mixer (as Cameron McCulloch)

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Don Bustany ... camera coordinator
Roy Kight ... key grip
Sam Ozment ... gaffer

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Leslie Hall ... costumer: women
Donald MacDonald ... costumer: men (as Don MacDonald)

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Sonny Curtis ... composer: theme music / performer: theme music
Patrick Williams ... conductor (as Pat Williams)

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Cheryl Blythe ... production assistant
James L. Brooks ... script consultant
Allan Burns ... script consultant
Marjorie Mullen ... script supervisor

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  • CBS (1972) (United States) (tv)

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Plot Summary

A blizzard is sweeping through Minneapolis, which means that Lou can't take his trip to sunny, warm Las Vegas. As it was supposed to be a boys' gambling weekend away, Lou is talked instead into a gathering of boys at the station to play poker. Murray initially doesn't want to play, but decides at the last minute to join when he learns that one of the players is novice Ted, whose money is too enticing to pass up. Mary later finds out from Marie that Murray is a compulsive gambler who can't stop once he starts. So Mary has to go down to the station to stop Murray from playing without divulging the reason why to any of the other players. Murray's reemerging gambling compulsion and the money involved by association becomes just as big an issue for Mary. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • It's Whether You Win or Lose (United States)
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  • 26 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The title is from the expression, "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game." See more »
Soundtracks Love Is All Around See more »
Quotes Ted Baxter: Does three of a kind beat a flush?
Gordy Howard: No, Ted.
Ted Baxter: But it does beat two of a kind.
Gordy Howard: Yes.
Ted Baxter: What's a "kind"?
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