Running only one season (1959-1960), this series starred John Vivyan as Mr. Lucky, owner of a floating casino (later restaurant) anchored in international waters off the coast of an unnamed American city. Along with his partner, a streetwise Latin American named Andamo (Ross Martin), he dealt with the various shady characters and dangerous situations that popped up while doing business aboard the luxurious Fortuna II.A sister-show of sorts to Peter Gunn, since they were both created by Blake Edwards and shared many key personnel, including composer Henry Mancini. Based on the story Bundles for Freedom by Milton Holmes. (That story was also the basis of a 1943 motion picture with which this show shares its name but little else.)
Absurdly High-Stakes Game: The pool game in "That Stands For Pool." Eventually the stakes include $100,000, Lucky's life and Andamo's too.
Anti-Hero: Lucky and Andamo, especially in the earlier episodes. They're primarily concerned with preserving their own lives, running their business and helping out friends in need; otherwise they have no inclination toward heroics.
Banana Republic: Andamo's native land, Guatamaca, from which he and Lucky are forced to flee in the pilot episode.
Bash Brothers: More often than not, defeating the villain(s)-of-the-week involves Lucky and Andamo working together to beat said villain(s) unconscious.
Born Lucky: Mr. Lucky - in two senses of the phrase, if "Lucky" is his actual last name.
Break the Cutie: A brief foray into this takes place during "Maggie the Witness," when Andamo realizes he may have gotten Maggie killed. Until they find out she's alive he suffers through a mild Heroic BSOD.
Counterfeit Cash: "The Money Game" features Lucky and Andamo getting mixed up with a counterfeiting ring.
Daddy's Little Villain: Maggie is subtly implied to be this. It's not made clear just how involved she is in her father's criminal activities, but she's very much aware of them and shows no signs of disapproval. Mr. Lucky doesn't seem to mind.
Monster of the Week: Usually a gangster, con artist or similar criminal type whose schemes Lucky gets tangled up in somehow.
Morality Kitchen Sink: There are very few absolutely good guys or absolutely bad guys. Most characters fall somewhere in the middle, including Mr. Lucky himself.
No Name Given: We never find out whether Mr. Lucky or Andamo even have first names. Unless "Andamo" is the man's first name - there's no telling!
Not in This for Your Revolution: Lucky ends up helping the police bring many criminals to justice, but it's almost always for purely personal reasons, not out of dedication to any cause.
The Not-Love Interest: Despite Lucky having a semi-regular girlfriend, Maggie, and Andamo always chasing after beautiful women, they both seem to fall in the category of one another's most important person.
Only a Flesh Wound: Andamo gets shot in the leg in "The Sour Milk Fund" but tells Lucky that he's "okay." He is, at least, shown walking with a cane afterwards.
Only in It for the Money: Andamo's stated philosophy, though there are actually a few things he prizes more. Mr. Lucky is slightly less concerned with profit but it's still high on his priority list.
Pay Evil unto Evil: The main characters are not above using physical intimidation, up to and including death threats (as demonstrated by Lucky in "The Big Squeeze"), to get what they want out of the bad guys.