Jane and the Colonel must journey to Africa to the lost city to retrieve the diamonds before the Nazis do. Based on the classic adult UK comic strip 'Jane,' especially popular during WWII for its strong pin-up elements.
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Sam J. Jones,
After Shamrock breaks up a stage robbery attempt by Kent and his men, he trails them to their hideout. Posing as an outlaw he joins them and meets their leader Lucky. But Kent and the ... See full summary »
Joe Rorchek is a 30 year veteran of the LA Fire Department. His sons follow in his footsteps, as does 13-year-old adopted Danny who wants to be a fireman. Heavy on teaching us all about fire safety.Written by
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Bonanza meets The Towering Inferno in Irwin Allen's last ever TV series.
Irwin Allen loved the look of FIRE on film. Just look at The Towering Inferno action scenes (which Allen directed) and his love of fire is obvious. I think Allen once said that "fire is beautiful"? And yes, it is when Allen films it.
Code Red is Bonanza meets The Towering Inferno but made without the gusto, showmanship and fun of past Irwin Allen Productions.
In fact, I remember reading an article suggesting that Irwin was less involved with this show than one would expect.
This series really only features two Irwin trademarks, fires and a Will Robinson type kid - Adam Rich as Danny Blake - who orders around adults all day. Bill Mumy in Lost In Space could get away with being a painful kid but Adam Rich is a really serious pain.
I would not call this series bad but I would not call it good...somewhere in the middle...however the mighty opening theme tune gets ten out of ten!
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