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Terry and the Pirates

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18 x 30 minute episodes

Based on a popular comic strip of the 1930s and 1940s by George Wunder, Terry and The Pirates starred all-American boy Colonel Terry Lee (John Baer), who travels to the orient in search of a gold mine left to him by his grandfather.

Terry is a pilot employed by seedy “no questions asked” airline, Air Cathay which is run by the rotund Chopstick Joe (Jack Reitzen). His friend and co-pilot is Hotshot Charlie (William Tracy). His love interest is a blonde night club singer named Burma (Sandra Spence).

He and his friends are constantly in hot water, thanks to the mysterious Dragon Lady (Gloria Saunders), as they fly from one exotic location to the next.

Terry Lee
John Baer
Hotshot Charlie
William Tracy
Chopstick Joe
Jack Reitzen
Dragon Lady
Gloria Saunders
Sandra Spence