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Adventures In Paradise

adventuresinparadise1 9 5 9 – 1 9 6 2 (USA)
91 x 60 minute episodes

Created by James Michener, this black & white action adventure series from ABC recounted the exploits of Korean War veteran Captain Adam Troy, now working on his own freelance boat the Tiki out of Papeete, Tahiti.

Troy became involved in all kinds of adventures featuring fortune hunters and smugglers (as well as a bevvy of beautiful Tahitian women). He also had a number of partners during the series including Clay Baker, Chris Parker and a Chinese-American called Oliver Lee.

From the moment the tall, dark and handsome actor Gardner McKay appeared on TV in this weekly adventure, females all over the United States knew that they were going to enjoy just looking at him as much as their husbands and boyfriends would enjoy the show’s fast-paced action.

Although the series was set in the South Pacific it was filmed on the backlot of 20th Century-Fox.

Following the cancellation of the series McKay turned his back on show business to travel the world. He eventually became a playwright, drama critic and teacher and died early in 2002, aged 69.

Adam Troy
Gardner McKay
Oliver Lee

Weaver Levy

Linda Lawson
Bulldog Lovey 

Henry Slate
Clay Baker 

James Holden

Sondi Sodsai

Lani Kai
Chris Parker

Guy Stockwell
Inspector Bouchard

Marcel Hillaire