State Trooper (1956– )
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The Case of the Happy Dragon 

Rod Blake decides to go to San Francisco to investigate a most unusual case. The corpse of a Chinese woman has indeed been ... kidnapped and held for ransom.

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Police Sgt. Clarence Wong
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Walter Kam
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Angie
Frances Fong ...
Mei Ling Kam
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Joe Forrest
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Sheriff Frank Logan
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Ross Partridge
Harold Fong ...
Jung
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The sheriff of Tonopah reports an unusual kidnapping - the body of a Chinese woman the local undertaker had kept in storage for twenty years had been stolen and held for ransom. Blake traces the movements of the casket to San Francisco's Chinatown were he goes undercover to retrieve the body and bring the bodysnatchers to justice. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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1 March 1958 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Copyright date: 13-2-1958/LP # 13528. See more »

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[first lines]
Lt. Rod Blake: Oh, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. This is a souvenir. It's a symbol of old China... well, it is until you take a closer look at it.
[Blake turns the toy dragon around to review a transistor radio inside its head]
Lt. Rod Blake: Then it becomes a symbol of San Francisco's Chinatown, where the old beliefs are in conflict with the beliefs of the younger generation. Most of the young Chinese-Americans respect the attitudes of the elders. What lengths they'll ...
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