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The Rogues (TV series)

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Country of origin  United States
First episode date  13 September 1964
Network  NBC
8.4/10 IMDb

Created by  Ivan Goff Ben Roberts
No. of episodes  30
Final episode date  18 April 1965
Number of seasons  1
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Starring  David Niven Charles Boyer Gig Young
Opening theme  "The Rogues", by Nelson Riddle
Composer(s)  Nelson Riddle Joseph Mullendore
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievements In Entertainment
Cast  David Niven, Charles Boyer, Gig Young, Robert Coote, Gladys Cooper
Similar  Burke's Law, Four Star Playhouse, The Detectives, The Dick Powell Show, Dante

The Rogues is an American television series that appeared on NBC from September 13, 1964, to April 18, 1965, starring David Niven, Charles Boyer, and Gig Young as a related trio of former conmen who could, for the right price, be persuaded to trick a very wealthy and heinously unscrupulous mark. Although it won the 1964 Golden Globe award for Best Television Series, the show was cancelled after one season consisting of thirty episodes.


The rogues


Niven and Boyer were two of the owners of Four Star Television, the show’s production company. Although sometimes appearing together, the three leads tended to rotate appearances as their schedules permitted, which meant that Young helmed more shows since he was less busy otherwise than Niven, who was still enjoying a career as a major movie leading man and had won the Academy Award for Best Actor only six years earlier, or Boyer. In the latter part of the season Larry Hagman was brought aboard to help fill in for Young, who had been the lead in most episodes. The only episode in which Niven and Boyer had more or less equally large roles was "Bless You, G. Carter Huntington," which also featured Young in a substantial capacity. Niven briefly appears in a number of episodes but only takes the lead in three because of his schedule constraints. Also lending continuity were the presences of Gladys Cooper and Robert Coote, who appeared as supporting players in most episodes. Guest appearances included Walter Matthau, Everett Sloane, Gia Scala, George Sanders, Broderick Crawford, Darren McGavin, Sally Kellerman, Tol Avery, Dina Merrill, Eddie Albert, Ida Lupino, Marie Windsor, Raquel Welch, Elsa Martinelli, and Telly Savalas.

Repeats of the series were aired on Me-TV during 2011-2012 and again in September 2014, and on Decades in March 2015.

Main cast

  • David Niven as Alexander "Alec" Fleming
  • Charles Boyer as Marcel St. Clair
  • Gig Young as Tony Fleming
  • Gladys Cooper as Auntie Margaret St. Clair
  • Robert Coote as Timmy St. Clair
  • Larry Hagman as Mark Fleming (came on halfway through season)
  • John Williams as Inspector Briscoe
  • Barbara Bouchet as Elsa Idonescu
  • Ray Fulmer guest starred in three episodes of The Rogues.
  • References

    The Rogues (TV series) Wikipedia