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 Adventures In Paradise - 24 DVD Set / 65 Episodes


Show Type: Adventure

First Telecast: October 5, 1959

Last Telecast: April 1, 1962

Broadcast History:

October 1959-September 1961, Monday 9:30-10:30 on ABC

October 1961-April 1962, Sunday 10:00-11:00 on ABC


Captain Adam Troy..... Gardner McKay

Oliver Lee (1959-1961)..... Weaver Levy

Renee (1960-1961)..... Linda Lawson

Bulldog Lovey (1960-1961)..... Henry Slate

Clay Baker (1960-1962)..... James Holden

Trader Penrose (1960-1961)..... George Tobias

Sondi (1960-1961)..... Sondi Sodsai

Kelly (1960-1962)..... Lani Kai

Chris Parker (1961-1962)..... Guy Stockwell

Inspector Bouchard (1961-1962)..... Marcel Hillaire


This series featured handsome Gardner McKay as Adam Troy, the captain of a free-lance schooner sailing the South Pacific in search of passengers, cargo and adventure. Troy was a Korean War veteran who had found the Pacific to his liking. His schooner, the Tiki, sailed across Hong Kong to Pitcairn Island with all kinds of schemers, adventurers and beautiful island girls aboard. Troy's original partner was a Chinese-American name Oliver Lee. In 1960, he hired a first mate named Clay Baker. The following season, Clay became the manager of the Bali Miki Hotel, replacing Trader Penrose and Chris Parker became Troy's new first mate.

James A. Michener created Adventures in Paradise and sold the original idea to television, but then he apparently dropped out of the project. Critics complained that the series contained none of the scripting one would expect from such an eminent author. Even the sets looked like the 20th Century Fox back lot - which it was - though after a couple years, some location filming was actually done in the South Pacific.