Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
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Angels in Vegas 

Tropicana Casino owner Frank Howell (a non-singing Dean Martin) calls Bosley and the Angels to Las Vegas to investigate some suspicious deaths that he believes are part of a plot to gaslight him.


Bob Kelljan


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Jackson ... Sabrina Duncan
Jaclyn Smith ... Kelly Garrett
Cheryl Ladd ... Kris Munroe
David Doyle ... John Bosley
Dean Martin ... Frank Howell
Scatman Crothers ... Jip Baker
Vic Morrow ... Mark Haines
Dick Sargent ... Marty Cole
Michael Conrad ... Ed Slocum
Lee Travis ... Joan Wells
Herb Edelman ... Joey January (as Herbert Edelman)
Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna
James Hong ... Prof. Perkins
Rita Alexander Rita Alexander ... Mary Phillips
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... Case (as Ron Rondell)


The Angels and Bosley head to Vegas upon being hired by Frank Howell, the owner of the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. To use his word, he, despite claiming that he hasn't an enemy in the world in he operating above board (he having won the hotel and casino outright in a craps game), believes someone is trying to "Gaslight (1944)" him, with small things not being quite right or as he remembered, with the kicker being two of his employees - a young parking lot attendant and showgirl Mary Phillips, a personal friend - being killed in the span of a week in what were both considered accidents, with the circumstances surrounding both deaths out of character. With only Frank knowing who they are, Sabrina is to go undercover as Frank's personal executive consultant, Bosley as a hotel doorman, Kelly to replace Mary's position as a dancer in the Folies Bergère production, and Kris to be a backup singer for Frank's lounge act, longtime friend and crooner, recently widowed Marty Cole, with Kelly and... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

13 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Tropicana - the hotel casino owned by Dean Martin's character in this episode - was participating in the mob "skim" at the time this episode was aired. See more »


About 40 minutes into Part I, Kate Jackson and Dean Martin are standing on opposite sides of a gambling table, yet the same male extra is standing to the right of each of them (i.e. left side of screen) in every shot back and forth. See more »


Mark Haines: I run the casino up the street.
Sabrina Duncan: Well what did you do, come over to borrow a cup o' money?
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References Gaslight (1944) See more »


One for the Dealer
Music by Edward J. Lakso
Lyrics by Edward J. Lakso
Performed by Edward J. Lakso (uncredited)
[Sung by Marty Cole (lip synced by Dick Sargent) in the opening scene as Frank Howell wanders through the casino, then in the final scene when Frank and Sabrina say their goodbyes]
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70s television in all its glory
11 July 2006 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

Season 3 of Charlie's Angels gets off to a bang as the Angels head to Vegas for a double episode with guest star Dean Martin. Watching Deano walk through a casino with a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other isn't much of a stretch. Martin is a casino owner who has seen a number of unfortunate events around him. Most recently, one of the women working in his casino was killed. The Angels are hired to find out what's behind the series of "accidents" and put a stop to them. Once there, they find no shortage of suspects and it becomes quite obvious that someone doesn't want them to complete their investigation.

Yeah, Angels in Vegas is 70s television in all its glory. It's cheesy, unrealistic, and a whole lot of fun. If you're going to enjoy this stuff, you simply cannot take it seriously. And I think that's why it appeals to me. When I watch TV today, everything is so realistic and so serious. Murder scenes are graphic and investigators barely crack a smile. The world is tough enough without bringing it into my living room every night. I want to be entertained. I want escapism. I want to have a good time. And that's just what a show like Charlie's Angels does for me. Angels in Vegas may not be the best episode in the series, but I had a good time with it. It's the kind of television I miss.

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