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Adventures in Paradise 

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 ... See full summary »
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1962   1961   1960   1959  

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Gardner McKay ...  Adam Troy / ... 91 episodes, 1959-1962
James Holden James Holden ...  Clay Baker 58 episodes, 1960-1962
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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 <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The series was shot almost entirely in California so a partial mock-up of a real vessel, floating but dock bound, was used. The real vessel was used for the stock seagoing shots of the character boat "Tiki III" and it had a history. The "Pilgrim" was an eighty-five foot Alden Schooner which had sailed around the World starting in the Summer of 1932, a voyage that was chronicled in National Geographic in 1937. It was subsequently owned by several celebrities and others, including reputedly for a time Gardner McKay. In 1980 it met a sad but colorful end when it sank in the category five hurricane Allen in the Grenadines. See more »

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Viewing this program as a youth led to world travel
24 October 2003 | by bernies93See 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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Country:

USA

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English

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5 October 1959 (USA) See more »

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James A. Michener's Adventures in Paradise See more »

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Runtime:

(91 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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