Last week, I looked at the connection to the movie version of ‘The Third Man’ – not the TV adaptation – made in the Season Six finale of ‘Endeavour’. And now we have another Cineverse link to Earth Prime-Time.
“A Pocketful Of Miracles”
[In the 1930s,] Dave the Dude is a successful, very superstitious New York City gangster who buys apples from street peddler Apple Annie to bring him good luck. On the eve of a very important meeting, he finds Annie terribly upset.
Annie, it turns out, has a daughter named Louise, who was sent to a school in Europe as a child, but is now a grown woman. Louise believes her mother to be wealthy socialite Mrs. E. Worthington Manville, and she is bringing her aristocratic fiancé Carlos and his father, Count Alfonso Romero, to meet her.
Dave's good-hearted girlfriend Queenie Martin persuades him to help Annie continue her charade. When Dave keeps postponing a meeting with an extremely powerful gangster to help Annie, his right-hand man Joy Boy becomes increasingly exasperated.
But Toobworld wouldn’t have need of Joyboy until 1962 when he would be about 64 years old. By then he’d be looking something like this:
In 1963, Ed turned nine years old (sixty in human years) and he wanted Wilbur Post to throw him a birthday party. One of the horses there was named Joy Boy….
But he could have picked up an old race horse which was named after him…..