Still the Rogues
As I mentioned last week, I happily was able to track down four episodes (for now...) of the wonderful 1964 NBC series, The Rogues, which I've long felt had the greatest cast of any series in TV history. It starred two of Hollywood's great romantic leading men, Charles Boyer and David Niven, as well as Oscar-winner Gig Young, and featured one of the grande dames of the theater, Oscar-winner Gladys Cooper and Robert Coote (who played Col. Pickering in the original Broadway and London productions of My Fair Lady).
Following up on the episode I posted last week, I have another one today, "The Day They Gave Away Diamonds.". There's a bit of a treat with this one. As I noted previously, only on a very rare occasion would the full cast appear each week. Usually, only one of the three main leads would star, though every once in a while another of the Big Stars would make a short appearance. Gladys Cooper and Robert Coote however were the uniting figures and in every episode. Well, this is one of those occasions when all three of the stars show up. The main lead is Charles Boyer, though Gig Young has a substantial role to play, as well, and David Niven makes a brief appearance. The series is very much of its era, and is hardly a great, meticulous "con" show, but it makes up for that in acting and monumental charm.
For those who missed last week's episode, you can find it here. The Rogues was about a family of elegant con men whose standards were very high, and they would only trick the most wealthy and reprehensibly unscrupulous marks.
And again, ignore what the video shows as the length of the episode. It's 20 minutes shorter than that and runs around 51 minutes.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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