The Gamblers

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The Gamblers
Start date: August 13, 1962
End date: October 13, 1962
# of strips: 54 (9 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Narda's TV Show"
Followed by: "The First Visitors"

"The Gamblers" is the 117th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake helps a young cab driver with gambling debts.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • "Pretty-Boy", a gambler and murder-case suspect.
  • Hacky, a cab driver and gambler.
  • Doreen, Hacky's wife.
  • Swami Joe, a fortuneteller.


  • New York

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story taken from the strip of August 13, 1962 (Beginning: The Gamblers).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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