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Complete series cast summary:
 Adam Troy / ... (91 episodes, 1959-1962)
James Holden ...
 Clay Baker (58 episodes, 1960-1962)


Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying passengers and cargo anywhere from Hong Kong to Pitcairn Island. His original partner was Chinese-American Oliver Lee, and he was assisted by first mates Clay Baker and later Chris Parker. Written by Marg Baskin <>

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Release Date:

5 October 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

James A. Michener's Adventures in Paradise  »

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(91 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Viewing this program as a youth led to world travel
24 October 2003 | by (Sarasota, Florida) – See all my reviews

I often wanted to somehow contact Garden McKay for his work in the TV series: Adventures in Paradise. The show, with 'Adam Troy' as the hero/adventurer, started a wanderlust cycle in me that has led to the South Pacific as well as Southeast Asia. The program intro was unique and captivating, the song penetrating (Claire d' Lune by Debussey, and the locations completely fascinating ..... to an idealistic 8th grader at the time. I've tried to track down the modernized videos with no luck. I loved the series as a youth and am sorry that Gardner McKay took himself out of TV and movies way too soon. "Welcome to James A. Michener's Adventures in Paradise, with Gardner McKay as Adam Troy .... sailing the South Seas....

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