In this syndicated series China Smith is an adventurer based in 1950's Singapore. He takes on an array jobs to earn money, from fleecing the deserving to doing investigative work. Hobson is... See full summary »
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China Smith (TV Series 1952)
Adventure
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Con artist and private eye China Smith works out of a bar in Singapore, roaming Asia in search of beautiful women (who like his tough style) and quick money. His nemeses are the friendly British Inspector and the scheming "empress."

Stars: Dan Duryea, Douglass Dumbrille, Myrna Dell
Checkmate (1960–1962)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot
Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Western
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle
Criss Cross (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
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An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea
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 China Smith (26 episodes, 1954-1956)
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In this syndicated series China Smith is an adventurer based in 1950's Singapore. He takes on an array jobs to earn money, from fleecing the deserving to doing investigative work. Hobson is the local lawmen while Shira the mysterious temptress.

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Perhaps TV's First Anti-hero
9 August 2011 | by (The El Monte Legion Stadium) – See all my reviews

"The New Adventures of China Smith" was a black and white television series and a brew steeped in the nostalgia of the early 1950's. It was conjured into existence by director Gene Fowler, Jr. who had a long career in farming the furrows of video fiction counting "The Waltons" among his many successes. He was joined by the writer Robert C. Dennis who was another TV stalwart who concocted many of TV's best loved detective shows from "Kojack" to "Mannix" and many others as well. These two along with many of the character actors of the era including Dan Duryea returned as the titular character, China Smith.

This go round featured more adventures in the not so mysterious Orient, usually placed on the island of Singapore. This second series was filmed in San Francisco which has the serviceable background of one of the largest Chinatowns in North America. Easier to go there than the actual place, obviously.

The villains, while the usual rapscallions of these semi-authentic climes, also featured encounters with verminous Communists, the ultra nasties of the 1950's.

Seldom did China Smith smudge his white linen suit, but he provided a few thrills for the as yet non-jaded television audience in those halcyon days of American detective TV shows.


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