The Roaring 20's (TV series)
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|The Roaring 20's|
Charles F. Haas
Leslie H. Martinson
Irving J. Moore
Charles R. Rondeau
Richard C. Sarafian
Robert B. Sinclair
|Theme music composer||
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||45|
|Executive producer(s)||William T. Orr|
|Running time||50 mins.|
|Production company(s)||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original release||October 15, 1960– January 20, 1962|
Dorothy Provine stars as Pinky Pinkham, the singer at the Charleston Club, in all forty-five episodes of this hour-long series that deals with newspaper reporters covering crime and gangsters for the fictitious New York Record in the 1920s, such as Scott Norris (Rex Reason), Pat Garrison (Donald May), Duke Williams (John Dehner), and copy-boy Chris Higby (Gary Vinson). Mike Road played police Lieutenant Joe Switoski. Other stars were James Flavin as Robert Howard and Louise Glenn as Gladys, who appear in thirty-three and thirty episodes, respectively.
In its first year, The Roaring 20's faced competition from the Top 20 programs, Perry Mason on CBS and Bonanza on NBC. In the 1961-1962 season, however, Bonanza was shifted to Sunday, and the western series, Tales of Wells Fargo, moved into the time slot opposite The Roaring 20's.
- "Crazy Words, Crazy Tune"; "Bye Bye Blackbird"; "Whisper Song"; "Laugh Clown Laugh"
- "Charleston"; "Doin' the Raccoon"; "Black Bottom"
- "I Wanna Be Loved by You"; "Someone to Watch Over Me"; "Don't Bring Lulu"
- "Mountain Greenery"; "Sweet Georgia Brown"
- "Poor Butterfly"; "Let's Misbehave"; "Avalon"
- "O-oo Ernest"; "Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley!"; "Do, Do, Do"
- "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover"; "A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You"; "Tea for Two"; "The Girl Friend"
- "It Had to Be You"; "Just a Memory"; "Barney Google"
- "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles"; "Limehouse Blues"
- "Am I Blue?"; "Let's Do It"; "Nagasaki"; "The Roaring Twenties"
- The full album title was: Music from The Roaring 20's Warner Bros. New Hit Television Show, songs by Dorothy Provine and the music of Pinky and her Playboys Catalogue number: WM 4035 (W1394).
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