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 China Smith (1952)  -   The New Adventures of China Smith (1954)
The New Adventures of China Smith (1954)

Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive-
with contributions by:
Mike Nevins, Jim Brent,  John King,  JoeGaudio,   Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)
ChinaSmith.jpg (24231 bytes)
Produced by Bernard Tabakin
National Telefilm Associates Release (NTA)(1954)
Produced through the facilities of Don Flagg productions,
New Albion Studios San Francisco (1954)
Harry M. Popkin Production (1954)
for
First-Run Syndication

US Adventure series 1954   26 episodes x 30 min bw
Starring
Dan Duryea
as China Smith
recurring cast:
 Regina Gleason as the Countess Steffi (1954)
*
Clarence Lung as various characters
Ted Hecht as various characters
Nestor Paiva as various characters
Frances Fong as various characters

Premise:
Adventures of China Smith, an opportunist American adventurer living
in Singapore, who's services were available to the highest bidder.

Writers include: Robert C. Dennis
Directors include: Arthur Peirson

 This was a sequel to the original series -  China Smith (1952)

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26 episodes - listed in Alphabetical Order

#2.1 New Advs. of China Smith: A BANDIT OF MALAYA [verified -MN/JG] (wga)
(filmed 1954)
A National Telefilm Associates Release / Copyright MCMIV PTI Inc.
Produced by Bernard Tabakan
Written by Robert C. Dennis
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
*
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Michi Kobi ............ Krisiva
Ted Newton ............ Canavan
Werner Klemperer ...... Marouf
Robert Symonds ........ Verne Temple
David Renard .......... Aslug
Harry Smith ........... Beaumont
*
Assoc. Producer: A.E. Houghton, Jr.
Asst. Director: Frank Kowalski
Director of Photography: Don Flagg
Art Director: Curtis Cowan
Recorded by: Earl Gillis
Props by: Elmer Landmaid
Supervising Editor Marjorie Fowler
Produced through the facilities of Don Flagg Productions
at the New Albion Studios in San Francisco, CA [JG]
*
Synopsis 1:
When a pilot is accused of stealing the payroll he was hired to drop for a planter in
the Malayan jungle, Smith parachutes into the area to search for the money but finds
the trail complicated by a woman. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [05Jun56 Hartford, CT]
A pilot is accused of stealing a payroll he was to drop for a planter
in the Malayan jungle. [JB]

#2.2 New Advs. of China Smith: THE BIBLE OF MR. QUAILE [verified -MN] (wga)
(filmed 1954)
D: Leslie Goodwins
Screenplay by Herbert Purdum, Wilton Schiller, Jack Laird, based on an original story by Herbert Purdum
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Patricia Wright ....... Maggie
Ted Hecht ............. Derby
Sydney Walker ......... Arthur Quaile
Jerry Rockwood ........ Col. Hsien
Victor Sen Yung ....... Ko Fon
Synopsis 1:
China Smith is hired to retrieve a copy of the Gutenberg Bible left behind in Indo-China
during the war between France and the Viet Minh. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [23Jan56 Washington DC]
A rare copy of a Gutenberg Bible, worth almost half a million dollars has been left
behind the lines of Red Indo-China. China Smith is hired by a mysterious Arthur Quaile
to retrieve the valuable book. Also attempting to get their hands on the volume are an
American girl and her bodyguard. [JB]

#2.3 New Advs. of China Smith: BLACK WINGS OF THE FIREBIRD [verified -MN/JG] (NOT wga)
(filmed 1954)
A National Telefilms Release / Produced by Bernard Tabakan
A. Harry M. Popkin Production
Produced through the facilities of Don Flagg Productions, San Francisco CA.
Screenplay by Rik Vollaerts & Lawrence Goldman/ based on Characters created by Robert C. Dennis
Directed by Gene Fowler, Jr.
*
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Mae Tai Sing ........... Moonflower
Clarence Lung .......... Han
Nestor Paiva ........... Chan Wu
Jack Littlefield ....... Brunig
Chester Gan ............ Tuan Sen
*
Assoc. Producer: A.E. Houghton, Jr.
Asst. Director: James Petsch
Director of Photography: Don Flagg
Recorded by: Earl Gille
Props by: Elmer Langmaid
Supervising Editor: Marjorie Fowler
*
Synopsis 1:
A young Chinese woman asks China Smith to find a mute, the only person alive who
knows the location of a fortune in gold. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [20Sep56 Chicago, IL]
A young Chinese girl asks China Smith to protect a deaf mute whose knowledge of a
secret location of a fortune in gold endangers his life. [JB]

#2.4 New Advs. of China Smith: THE BROKEN RICE BOWL OF CHEN LO [verified -MN]
(filmed 1954)
Harry M. Popkin Production (1954)
D: Alvin Ganzer
S: Lawrence Goldman
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Frances Fong ........... Precious Star
Nestor Paiva ........... Chen Lo
Edward Bartell ......... Girard
Keith McConnell ........ Inspector Woodley
Victor Sen Yung ........ Lu Yang
John Trigonis .......... Karl
Synopsis:
China Smith tries to help a beautiful young blind woman who's searching for her
missing seeing-eye dog. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [12Sep56 NYC] [13May60 Chicago, IL]
China Smith tries to help a young Chinese girl find her missing see-eye dog. [JB]

#2.5 New Advs. of China Smith: THE DEVIL CHASER [verified -MN] (wga)
(filmed 1954)
D: Gene Fowler, Jr.
S: Robert C. Dennis
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Regina Gleason ......... Steffi (recurring)
Jack Reitzen ........... Bergdahl
Larry Chan ............. Lim
Roy Franklyn ........... Tomkins
Richard Glyer .......... Ward
Terry  Yee .............. Boy  (NOT Larry Yee)
Synopsis 1:
China Smith meets a mute refugee boy while searching for a missing Chinese
servant whose former master is out to kill him. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [17Jul56 Hartford, CT]
China Smith tries to locate a servant whose life is threatened. [JB]

#2.6 New Advs. of China Smith: DOUBLE CROSSWINDS [verified -MN]
(filmed 1954)
D: Gene Fowler, Jr.
S: Robert C. Dennis
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Sydney Perkins ......... Helen McCloud
Jack Littlefield ....... Torchlo
Guy Ward ............... Bud? Bill?
Joe Laurel ............. Dingo Hawkins
Ralph Rowntree ......... Motridge
Synopsis 1:
China Smith joins a salvage party searching for a gold-laden sunken ship, but
murder goes along on the treasure hunt. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [11Nov55 Chicago, IL]
A young American girl attempts to carry on the savage business of her
deceased uncle. [JB]

#2.7 New Advs. of China Smith: THE EMPEROR'S TEAPOT
(filmed 1954)
D:
S:
Guest Cast:
Victor Sen Yung.
Synopsis 1:
Hired to deliver a teapot which he doesn't realize is a dangerous weapon, China Smith
races against time to prevent a murder and save an unwilling bride from a forced
marriage. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [21Dec56 Denver, CO]
China Smith races against time to prevent a murder and save an unwilling
bride from an intended marriage. [JB]

#2.8 New Advs. of China Smith: ESCORT TO SAIGON (wga)
(filmed 1954)
D:
S:
Synopsis 1:
While escorting a diplomatic courier to Saigon, China Smith becomes involved in a
disappearance. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [02Dec57 Waterbury, CT]
When China Smith is hired to escort a diplomatic courier to Saigon,
he becomes suspicious of him. [JB]

#2.9 New Advs. of China Smith: FERRY TO KOWLOON [verified -MN]
(filmed 1954)
D: Alvin Ganzer
S: Robert C. Dennis
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Maxine Cooper ........... Renee
Marian Carr ............. Olga
Keith McConnell ......... Shepler
Edward Bartell .......... Asbury
James Buckner ........... Ferry Captain
Synopsis 1:
While trying to lure a beautiful woman out of hiding, China Smith finds himself on
the trail of swindlers. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [16Mar58 Oklahoma City, OK]
While trying to lure a girl out of hiding, China Smith finds himself
on the trail of swindlers. [JB][MN]

#2.10 New Advs. of China Smith: FORBIDDEN ATOLL [verified -MN]
(filmed 1954)(ITC)
Produced by Bernard Tabakin
Written by Robert C. Dennis
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Geraldine Farmer ...... Anastasia
Nestor Paiva .......... Marakow
Keith McConnell ....... Captain Amon
Joe Laurie ............ Ritter
John Trigonis ......... Mapes
Synopsis 1:
China Smith finds danger lurking on an atoll when he accompanies a lovely Eurasian
woman and an unscrupulous ship captain on a search for the woman's missing husband,
who she believes holds the key to a fortune. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [30Mar57 Hannibal, MO]
China Smith accompanies a beautiful Eurasian woman on a search for her husband. [JB]

#2.11 New Advs. of China Smith: FULL FATHOM FIVE
(filmed 1954)
D:
S:
Synopsis 1:
A diver who owns a string of perfectly matched pearls asks China Smith to protect
them from a swindler. When the diver is murdered and the pearls stolen, Smith
follows the trail to the Hong Kong waterfront. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [25Nov55 Chicago, IL]
A pearl diver is murdered for his string of fabulous pearls. China Smith joins the
search for the pearls and it leads him to Hong Kong's waterfront. [JK/JB]

#2.12 New Advs. of China Smith: GRAVE IN SUMATRA
(filmed 1954)
D:
S:
Synopsis 1:
An unfortunate reprobate guides China Smith through the Sumatran jungle in search
of the lost grave of an English war hero. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [07Dec55 NYC]
China finds himself in the jungle of Sumatra with a guide who's supposedly dead. [JB]
Synopsis 3: [02Oct56 Hartford, CT]
China Smith discovers that the man who is to lead him in search of
a grave is the supposedly dead war hero he is hunting. [JB]

#2.13 New Advs. of China Smith: THE MANCHU EMERALDS [verified -MN] (wga)
(filmed 1954)
D: Leslie Goodwins
S: Geoffrey Homes
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Patricia Wright ........ Kate Orleans
Ralph Manza ............ Gluck
Roy Franklyn ........... Qoit
Charles Lung ........... Franz
Peter Abenheim ......... Inspector D'Amico
Conrad Yama ............ Chu
Synopsis 1:
An insurance company hires Smith to recover an emerald necklace stolen from
an American actress. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [12Mar58 Atlanta, GA]
China Smith attempts to recover a string emeralds for an insurance company. [JB]

#2.14 New Advs. of China Smith: THE NIGHT THE DRAGON WALKED [verified -MN](wga)
(filmed 1954)
Produced by Bernard Tabakin
Written by Robert C. Dennis
Directed by Gene Fowler, Jr.
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Ted Hecht ............ Min Su
Joan Morgan .......... Marnee
Charles Lung ......... Mr. Ronald
William Sweeney ...... Justin Kobol
Maria Tsien .......... Jade Flower [JK]
Synopsis 1:
China Smith is hired to protect the frightened son of an Englishman who
was stabbed to death. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [10Mar58 Atlanta, GA] [12May60 Chicago, IL]
The son of a murdered Englishman fears he is the next on the killer's list. [JB]

#2.15 New Advs. of China Smith: NIGHTMARE IN GREEN
(filmed 1954)
D:
S:
With
Frances Fong
Synopsis 1:
China Smith is kidnapped and taken to Taiwan by the Nationalist Chinese
underground, whose leaders want him to go to Singapore and locate a
general with information on the Communists' plans. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [11May60 Chicago, IL]
China Smith finds himself kidnapped by the Chinese underground. [JB]

#2.16 New Advs. of China Smith: THE PAPER DRAGON [verified -MN]
(filmed 1954)
Harry M. Popkin Production
D: Gene Fowler, Jr.
S: Robert C. Dennis
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Marian Carr ........... Gretchen
Peter Abenheim ........ Flyzig
Maxine Cooper ......... Carol
Jack Littlefield ...... Inspector D'Amico
Edgar Iverson ......... Webster
Synopsis 1:
Hired to find out why a sugar warehouse in Macao was broken into by thieves who
stole nothing, China Smith runs into a Communist plot to discredit American businessmen. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [04Nov56 Seattle, WA]
China Smith is asked to solve a mystery when a warehouse of an
American is broken into and nothing is found missing. [JB]

#2.17 New Advs. of China Smith: PLANE TO TAIWAN [verified -MN](wga)
(filmed 1954)
D: Gene Fowler, Jr.
S: Frank Burt
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Priscilla Pointer ...... Iris Clark
Conrad Yama ............ Chen Tu
Werner Klemperer ....... Malfy
Keye Luke .............. Wong
Victor Sen Yung ........ George Loo
Synopsis 1:
China Smith encounters an odd assortment of fellow passengers aboard a flight to
Nationalist China and risks his life to keep the plane from being diverted to the
Communist mainland. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [08Aug58 Birmingham, AL]
China Smith finds himself up against intrigue and blackmail when he
tries to keep a plane bound for Formosa from landing in Red China. [JB]

#2.18 New Advs. of China Smith: THE PROVERBS OF SHEN-TZE (wga)
(filmed 1954)
D:
S:
Synopsis:
China Smith races against time to save his own life by finding a fortune in gold
for a vicious gang leader. [MN]

#2.19 New Advs. of China Smith: THE SEA COFFIN
(filmed 1954)
D:
S:
Synopsis 1:
China Smith hires a salvage tug with a female captain to haul a coffin out to sea
for burial. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [25Sep56 Hartford, CT]
China Smith undertakes a burial at sea but comes up with a live corpse. [JB]
Synopsis 3: [28Nov56 Columbus, OH]
China Smith finds trouble awaiting him when he hires a tug to carry a coffin
out to sea. [JB]

#2.20 New Advs. of China Smith: THE SIGN OF THE SCORPION [verified -MN] (wga)
(filmed 1954)
D: Gene Fowler, Jr.
S: Robert C. Dennis
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Priscilla Pointer ....... Carla
Keye Luke ............... Aban
Richard Glyer ........... Commodore Tilson
Linda Sutherland ........ Mrs. Tilson
Joseph Miksak ........... Kelly
Edgar Iverson ........... Officer Strangway
Synopsis 1:
China Smith meets a woman who believes that the stars have foretold the death
of her husband. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [26May56 Omaha, NE]
A woman who believes in astrology learns that her husband will soon die.
Shire hires China Smith to protect him from "fate." [JB]

#2.21 New Advs. of China Smith: SPECTACLES OF HEAVEN
(filmed 1954)
D:
S:
Synopsis 1:
When the kindly ruler of a small province in Thailand is injured by a bomb blast,
his number one wife hires China Smith to investigate. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [01Apr57 Springfield, IL]
China Smith is hired to protect the benevolent ruler of a small Siamese province. [JB]

#2.22 New Advs. of China Smith: THE TAI-LING GLAZE
(filmed 1954)
D: Alvin Ganzer
S: Lawrence Goldman
Synopsis 1:
China Smith hunts for a famous piece of Chinese pottery which alone can save
a young woman from being burned alive. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [26Dec56 Chicago, IL]
China Smith finds adventure awaiting him when he tries to locate a
famous piece of Chinese pottery. The pottery is the only thing that
can save a young girl from death. [JB]

#2.23 New Advs. of China Smith: THE TALONS OF TONGKING [verified -MN] (wga)
(filmed 1954)
Produced by Bernard Tabakin
Written by Lawrence Goldman
Directed by Leslie Goodwins
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Mighi Kobi .......... Ming Toy
Keye Luke ........... Tony Wan
Mai Tai Sing ........ Ak Chee
Don Marlowe ........ Herbert
Theodore Newton ..... Customs Inspector[JK]
Synopsis 1:
China Smith becomes a target for murder when curiosity leads him to
investigate the disappearance of an exotic dancer's pet parrot. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [30Apr57 Albany, NY]
China Smith finds himself a target for murder when his curiosity
leads him to investigate an exotic dancer and her parrott.[JB]

#2.24 New Advs. of China Smith: THE TIDEWALKER [verified -MN](wga)
(filmed 1954)
D: Gene Fowler, Jr.
S: Robert C. Dennis
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Regina Gleason ....... Steffi (recurring)
Ted Hecht ............ Shell
Mark Sheeler ......... Norodani
Ray Bell ............. Wheelsman
Maria Tsien .......... Miss Glong
Larry Chan ........... Police Sergeant
Synopsis 1:
The lovely owner of a tramp steamer hires China Smith to find out who planted
contraband aboard the ship. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [25Jul57 Albany, NY]
China Smith is asked to discover who is responsible for planting
contraband aboard a tramp steamer. [JB]

#2.25 New Advs. of China Smith: THE TRAVELLER FROM TSINGTAO [verified -MN] (wga)
(filmed 1954)
D: Alvin Ganzer
S: Robert C. Dennis
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Regina Gleason ........ Steffi (recurring)
William Sweeney ....... Kip
Joseph Miksak ......... Sgt. Manion
Jack Reitzen .......... Blunden
Luba Sharoff .......... Brigid
Synopsis 1:
An American Marine hires Smith to locate his Russian wife, who's been missing
since the Communist takeover of Tsingtao six years before. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [28Oct57 Waterbury, CT]
A Russian girl escapes from Tsing-Tao before the Reds enter the city.
Her American husband asks China Smith to locate her. [JB]

#2.26 New Advs. of China Smith: THE YELLOW JADE LION [verified -MN] (wga)
(filmed 1954) (NTA release)
Produced by Bernard Tabakin
Screenplay by Rik Vollaerts Lawrence Goldman, Wilton Schiller and Jack Laird
Based on an original Story by Rik Vollaerts
Directed by Gene Fowler, Jr.
Starring: Dan Duryea (as China Smith)
Guest Cast:
Frances Fong ......... Mei Lin
Mark Sheeler ......... The Lion
Earl Lee ............. Savoy
Charles Lung ......... Lo Tan
Willie Lowe .......... Rickshaw Boy
Chester Gan .......... Artist
Synopsis 1:
Hired by a bank to recover half a dozen stolen gold shipments, China Smith becomes
interested in a Chinese painting that leads him to a notorious pirate. [MN]
Synopsis 2: [26Apr57 NYC]
China Smith trails a pirate who has been stealing bank gold shipments.[JB]

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[--] China Smith: BIRDS ARE FOR WALKING
Guest Cast:
Edward Norris, Jimmy Smith.
Synopsis: [08Aug55 West Hartford, CT]
A reunion takes place on an isolated air field when a pilot meets
his former underworld boss. [JB]

This was a sequel to the original series -  China Smith (1952)

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