China Smith
Created by Robert C. Dennis (?)

B-film tough-guy movie actor Dan Duryea played two-fisted part-time con artist/private eye CHINA SMITH who operated out of a bar in Singapore, and whose cases often took him throughout the Orient. Plenty of swash-buckling action in this early, but quite successful syndicated series, as China went about his business, charming the ladies with his thick Irish brogue, and getting in some some pretty fancy gymnastic feats, "reminiscent of Douglas Fairbanks Jr." according to one critic.

The show did okay, but at the end of the 52 episodes shot, Duryea made his way back to film work. Meanwhile, the series ran from 1952 to 1955, and as late as the '70s his estate got residuals from around the world.


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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