A small jade statue is stolen and Glen becomes involved when someone passes to him what is assumed to be a copy of the statue. Knowledge of the statue spreads quickly and every criminal in Hong Kong ...
Rod Taylor became a star on both the big and small screens in 1960. Movie fame came along when he landed the lead role as a strong - willed inventor in late Victorian London who travels through the fourth dimension to the future in George Pal's science fiction block buster "The Time Machine".
Taylor then made his first important move into television the same year with the ABC drama series "Hong Kong".As Glenn Evans, a "two-fisted" news correspondent who had been assigned to cover the Orient, the Aussie he - man was equally adept at solving crimes and romancing lovely ladies.
The show proved to be extremely popular here in Australia, aided no doubt by the star's local origins and also, perhaps, due to our geographical proximity to the title location. However, in a strange twist of fate, its Stateside reception was tinged with more than a touch of irony. Although it managed to win a Golden Globe award, American viewers did not cotton to its sophisticated, upmarket leanings and brought about its rapid demise by staying loyal to NBC's "Wagon Train".
The producers, 20th Century Fox, had another exotic, off - shore series going to air on ABC at the time that was also based around the Asia - Pacific region - namely "Adventures in Paradise". In fact, Fox music maestro, Lionel Newman wrote the theme for both shows.
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