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'Ralph Lamb' 60s Vegas Crime Drama Coming To CBS

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 16th August 2011 2:29pm
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CBS has picked up production of Ralph Lamb, a late 1960s Vegas crime drama penned by Nicolas Pileggi, the author of Casino and Goodfellas.

The story, originally green-lit as a feature film before MGM (the movie company) went bankrupt, follows the tale of true life Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb who served for 18 years as the mafia ruled and lost control of Las Vegas' casinos.

The Casino character Pat Webb, a gaming commissioner with a huge Texas drawl who enacted revenge on Ace Rothstein after he fired a family friend, was at least partly inspired by the persona of Ralph Lamb.

Ralph Lamb will be directed by James Mangold, known for such hits as Walk The Line, 3:10 to Yuma and forthcoming The Wolverine.

If you are a fan of vintage Vegas pr0n, this just might be the show for you.



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Comments & Discussion:

I'm guessing this is CBS' attempt at capturing some of the "Mad Men" zeitgeist since NBC has their upcoming "The Playboy Club" and ABC has "Pan Am". I'm still hoping that "Mad Men" does a Vegas episode at some point, maybe Jay Sarno or Kirk Kekorian hires Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce for some ad work.......

Is this a series or a made for TV movie?

series. it was originally s'posed to be a feature.



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