Blake Edwards turned the title character and the idea of a gambling boat into the 1959 television series of the same name. Edwards directed and co-wrote the first episode. Jack Arnold, a well-known producer and director served as the series producer and also wrote a number of episodes. Henry Mancini wrote the music; the theme song reached number 22 on the charts and spawned two popular albums for Mancini. John Vivian played Mr. Lucky, with Ross Martin co-starring. The major link between the film and the television show was that the title character was very suave. Even the gambling theme was changed soon into the television show's first (and only season) -- Lucky's gambling ship soon became a floating restaurant.
Shortly after the release of the movie and long before the television show began was an hour-long adaptation of the the film for Lux Radio Theater on October 18, 1943, with Grant and Day reprising their original roles. And that's what I have for you today.