China Smith

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China Smith
Written byRobert C. Dennis
Jack Laird
Directed byGene Fowler Jr.
Leslie Goodwins
StarringDan Duryea
Douglass Dumbrille
Myrna Dell
Clarence Lung
Country of origin United States
Original language(s)English
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)National Telefilm Associates
Original release1 June 1952 –
1 January 1955

China Smith was a 1950s television adventure series starring Dan Duryea. The television show takes place in Singapore. Much of the cast and crew also worked on the film World for Ransom, which is considered an extension of the television program. Director Robert Aldrich had also directed two episodes of the series.

The title character was a soldier of fortune wearing a white suit and panama hat living in Singapore who would face danger and excitement every week.

The series was made with a two-year gap; the first 26 episodes being filmed in Mexico, the second 26 episodes were shot in 1954-1955.[1]

In 1959 Daffy Duck played China Jones a parody of Duryea's character.[2]



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