CTVA US Adventure - "Terry and the Pirates" (1952-53) starring John Baer

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Terry and The Pirates (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by :
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Source:
DVD Volume 1 - Alpha Video ALP 5102D
DVD Volume 2 - Alpha Video ALP 5103D

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TERRY AND THE PIRATES
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DougFair Production (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr)
Official Films Presentation
in association with
Don W. Sharpe Enterprises
for
First-Run Syndication (Sponsored by Red Goose Shoes)
Executive Producer H. Alexander McDonald.
Produced by Warren Lewis
Production Supervisor: Sherman A. Haris and Frank Parmenter
Adapted from the long-running comic strip created by Milton Caniff

US adventure series filmed 1952 18 episodes x 30 min bw
originally broadcast 23Jun53 thru 21Nov53
Starring:

John Baer as Colonel Terry Lee
William Tracy as Charles C. Charles - "Hot Shot" Charlie
Sandra Spence/Mari Blanchard as Burma
Jack Reitzen as Chopstick Joe
Gloria Saunders as Lai Choi San - "The Dragon Lady"

Premise:
Inheriting a gold mine from his grandfather, Colonel Terry Lee, USAAF,
travels to the Orient in search of it. There he begins flying for "Air
Cathay", a no-questions-asked cargo/passenger airline owned and operated
by Chopstick Joe, a cunning but not too honest operator. His friend and
co-pilot is Charles C. Charles, aka Hotshot Charlie. His girl, a pretty
blonde named Burma and his nemesis, Lai Choi San, alias "The Dragon Lady",
a beautiful, possibly evil Euro-Asian whose underlying motives remain a mystery.

Other Credits:
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DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
LEW LANDERS, RICHARD IRVING, ARTHUR PIERSON,
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ASSISTANT DIRECTORS: JOSEPH DEPEW AND JAMES CASEY
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WRITERS INCLUDED:
LOU RUSOFF, OLIVER CRAWFORD, BARNEY SARECKY, ARTHUR PIERSON,
FRANK BURT, NORMAN S. HALL
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EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR: MAURICE WRIGHT
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DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JACK MACKENZIE AND WILLIAM SYNDER
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MUSIC SUPERVISORS: LEON KLATZKIN AND EDWARD HAIRE

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Syndicated Program

[01] Terry & the Pirates: MACAO GOLD
Guest Cast:
Keye Luke
Synopsis:
Hotshot is highjacked by crooks while flying to Japan with a Government
agent and two million in bullion. Chopstick Joe decides the logical
place to sell the gold is Macao, so Terry flies off in pursuit.

[02] Terry & the Pirates: THE MAITLAND AFFAIR (1953)
DIRECTED BY LEW LANDERS.
SCREENPLAY BY NORMAN S. HALL AND LOU RUSOFF.
GUEST CAST:
LYLE TALBOT, RICHARD KARLAN, SHEP MENKEN, CHARLES SEEL,
Recurring Cast:
GLORIA SAUNDERS....AS THE DRAGON LADY.
SYNOPSIS 1:
TERRY AND HOTSHOT GET INVOLVED WITH A KIDNAPPED U.N. OFFICIAL, AND
A GROUP OF BANDITS TRYING TO DIVERT A SHIPLOAD OF AMERICAN RELIEF
RICE TO SELL TO THE DRAGON LADY. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Chopstick Joe is involved in a plot to impersonate a U.S. Government
doctor so a health clearance certificate will be approved on a
boatload of contaminated rice to be sold black market to "The Dragon Lady".

[03] Terry & the Pirates: DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT
Synopsis:
A beautiful, mysterious French woman hides a passport in Hotshot's
pocket, a passport which was stolen from an important French ambassador
who was murdered and left in an alley.

[04] Terry & the Pirates: THE GREEN GOD (1953)
DIRECTED BY LEW LANDERS.
SCREENPLAY BY IRWIN ASHKENAZY AND LOU RUSOFF.
GUEST CAST:
Phyllis (Lois Lane) Coates,
TED HECHT, KEYE LUKE, PAT GLEASON, OTTO WALDIS.
RECURRING CAST:
JACK REITZEN...AS CHOPSTICK JOE.
Synopsis:
A sailor is killed in Chopstick Joe's office. He has with him a small
figurine which is then claimed by a girl Terry and Hotshot picked up by accident.

[05] Terry & the Pirates: LOADED DICE AFFAIR
Synopsis:
Chopstick Joe is cheated by The Dragon Lady into supplying a plane
with Terry and Hotshot as pilots to Yat Chang Hoi, a warlord from the
interior. Upon arrival Terry and Hotshot are locked away with another prisoner...Burma!

[06] Terry & the Pirates: CHINESE COFFIN (1953)
DIRECTED BY ARTHUR PIERSON.
SCREENPLAY BY OLIVER CRAWFORD AND BARNEY SARECKY.
GUEST CAST:
HARRSISON KOO, LEONARD STRONG, RUSS CONKLIN,
Recurring Cast:
GLORIA SAUNDERS....AS THE DRAGON LADY.
SYNOPSIS 1:
TERRY AND HOTSHOT GET INVOLVED WITH A WEALTHY CHINESE MAN WHO
CREATES AN ELABORATE SCHEME TO HAVE HIMSELF DECLARED DEAD. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Air Cathay is hired to pick up a coffin containing the body of
mysterious millionaire banker Harrison Koo. When Terry and Hotshot
arrive back they are knocked out and the coffin stolen.

[07] Terry & the Pirates: THE BOXER'S REBELLION (1953)
DIRECTED BY LEW LANDERS.
SCREENPLAY BY OLIVER CRAWFORD.
GUEST CAST:
CAROL THURSTON, WEAVER LEVY, LOU NOVA, JOHN HARMON,
Recurring Cast:
JACK REITZEN....AS CHOPSTICK JOE.
SYNOPSIS 1:
TERRY, HOTSHOT, AND CHOPSTICK GET INVOLVED WITH TWO POPULAR FIGHTERS
AND A UNSCRUPULOUS PROMOTER WHO NEVER PAYS OFF. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Terry and Hotshot help a boxer and his fiancee. The boxer wants
to quit and return home but his contract is held by a greedy manager
who won't release him. The guys enlist Chopstick's help but the boxer vanishes.

[08] Terry & the Pirates: LITTLE MANDARIN
DIRECTED BY ARTHUR PIERSON
SCREENPLAY BY OLIVER CRAWFORD AND ARTHUR PIERSON.
GUEST CAST:
MAURICE MARSAC, WEAVER LEVY, VICTOR SEN YUNG, STEPHEN WONG.
RECURRING CAST:
JACK REITZEN (AS CHOPSTICK JOE),
GLORIA SAUNDERS (AS THE DRAGON LADY).
Synopsis:
Terry and Hotshot are forced at gunpoint to fly a a young mandarin
ruler out of Tansan. The plane is forced down and the boy held for
ransom by The Dragon Lady!

[09] Terry & the Pirates: CO-PILOTS
DIRECTED BY LEW LANDERS.
SCREENPLAY BY ARTHUR PIERSON AND OLIVER CRAWFORD.
GUEST CAST:
HAROLD DYRENFORTH, WILLIAM YIP, HAROLD FONG.
RECURRING CAST:
JACKE REITZEN (AS CHOPSTICK JOE),
GLORIA SAUNDERS (AS THE DRAGON LADY),
SANDRA SPENCE (AS BURMA)
Synopsis:
To pay his debts, Hotshot makes a deal with the Dragon Lady to deliver
a special package--two fighting roosters. But Chops wants them too
because there are stolen jewels hidden in the roosters gizzards.

[10] Terry & the Pirates: CHINESE LEGACY (1953)
DIRECTED BY LEW LANDERS.
SCREENPLAY BY OLIVER CRAWFORD, BARNEY SARECKY, LOU RUSOFF.
GUEST CAST:
MICHAEL ANSARA, WALTER NG, LEON LONTOC, RALPH AHN. CLARENCE LUNG.
Synopsis:
Terry and Hotshot fly a young Chinese-American to Tansan so he can
claim an inheritance, but he is kidnapped from the airfield and an
imposter takes his place.

[11] Terry & the Pirates: BLACK MARKET IN DEATH
DIRECTED BY LEW LANDERS.
SCREENPLAY BY LOU RUSOFF.
GUEST CAST:
PHIL TEAD, PAMELA DUNCAN, ALFREDO DUNCAN, THAN WYENN.
RECURRING CAST:
JACK REITZEN (AS CHOPSTICK JOE),
GLORIA SAUNDERS (AS THE DRAGON LADY).
Synopsis:
A typhoid epidemic strikes Wangchu. Hotshot and Terry fly in serum but
are hijacked by black marketeers. Terry investigates and thinks the
Dragon Lady may be involved. But is she really the culprit?

[12] Terry & the Pirates: COMPOUND C-3
Terry and Hotshot deliver a shipment of food, which turns out to be
Compound C-3, plastic explosive, shaped like food to escape customs.
Now it's in the hands of a renegade bandit. What could be worse?
Hotshot ate some of it. (With original Red Goose Shoes commercials).

[13] Terry & the Pirates: EXTRA CARGO (1953)
DIRECTED BY LEW LANDERS.
SCREENPLAY BY FRANK BURT.
GUEST CAST:
WEAVER LEVY, HAL GERARD,
Recuring Cast:
SANDRA SPENCE....AS BURMA.
SYNOPSIS 1:
TERRY AND HOTSHOT LEARN THAT A TIME-BOMB IS ABOARD THEIR AIR CATHAY
PLANE SET TO EXPLODE IN MID-AIR IN ORDER TO ASSASSINATE THE NOTED
MAHARAJAH OF TOLMAN. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Burma hides on a routine flight to Singapore with Terry and Hotshot
She has information about an assasination plot and has to escape from
Tansan before the Dragon Lady's thugs catch up with her.

[14] Terry & the Pirates: DEADLY SPECIES
Guest Cast:
Tristram Coffin.
Synopsis:
Chopstick Joe sends Terry and Chas to Singapore with a cargo of
poisonous snakes and a mysterious Snake Princess, but things start to
heat up when the flyboys get to Singapore with a dead body as part of their cargo.

[15] Terry & the Pirates: TEA HEE
Guest Cast:
Bryon Foulger.
Synopsis:
Chopstick Joe's greed gets him into trouble when he tries to steal
emeralds shipped by The Dragon Lady in a package of tea. Now, Chops
has a bump on the head and the gems are gone!


[16] Terry & the Pirates: THE RANDALL AFFAIR
Synopsis:
An old "friend" talks Terry & Hotshot into flying him into the jungle
to a mine. He plans to kill them while picking up stolen jewels. But
he didn't plan on two things... Chopstick Joe and The Dragon Lady!

[17] Terry & the Pirates: OVERSEER
(no synopsis)

One episode missing - or perhaps one was a 2 parter

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