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Who is Captain Troy?
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Who is Captain Troy? Where does he come from?

James A. Michener
The author: James A. Michener

Captain Adam Troy was the son of Michael Troy, a cattle producer in the North West of the United States. "Dad" Troy brought up his child in american cowboy's best tradition: leading herds in the large fields and lasso the recalcitrant cows... All the world around drew him to follow his fathers steps...
Dad Troy, wanting for his son the best education, registered him a fashionnable school on the East Coast. Adam shined more for his sailing exploits than for his studies. When the Korean War broke out, he joined the Navy. Wounded at combat, he was sent to Japan for treatment, thereafter to the Hawaian Islands for convalescence. There, he meets a local named Oliver Lee who persuades him to invest in charter business by buying 75% of his schooner: the Tiki. Adam Troy accepted and became the Tiki's captain for all the time it needed. He wanted to save as much money he could possibly save with the secret goal to buy a big ranch, just like the one his father had...

Tales of the South Pacific
A few scripts...

The Archer's Ring

Directed by Bernard Girard, with Anna Kashi: Monique Le Febure, Murray Matheson: Geoffrey Carey, Wayne Morris: Sam Agnew, Paul Comi: Red Wickham, Moyna Macgill: Daphne, Manuel De Pina: the driver, Jerado De Cordovier: Taku.
A beautiful young chinese woman, Monique Le Febure asks Adam Troy to charter his schooner "Tiki" to look for his grand-father. She tells the story of a group of old chinese men who for their retirement returned to their island with their personal belongings. They were in a seaplane, which apparently disappeared and sunk. But she does not believe it....

Heads You Loose

Directed by Josef Leytes, with GMK and Luciana Paluzzi.
Adam Troy boards the Tiki with a beautiful passenger, Suzanne Dulac. She wants to sail to New-Guinea to search for her journalist father, who disappeared in the equatorian forest. When arriving on the island, they start their search, but are suddenly captured by a head-cutting tribe...

A clairvoyant from a group of illusionnists has stolen a fabulous diamond neckless. In order to ship it safely, he sows each precious stone on the stage costume of one of his partners. All the artists board the Tiki...

The Jonah Stone

Directed by Gilbert L. Kay
While in a crossing, the Tiki's crew rescues four sailors survivors from a tanker's wreck. On board the ship were found an old cabaret singer and a rich man who carries a strange treasure in his suitcase...

Beachhead

A birdbrained lady teacher wants to teach on an island, governed by Cameron who considers that less the natives know, less demanding they are. Captain Troy helps the young lady to convince the terrible Cameron...

Sink or Swim

Captain Troy has boarded the Tiki with four beautiful topmodels and a crew of photographers who wishes to shoot fashion pictures. But a tragic event happens when they learn that the dress designer for which they pose, has sold the models to a rival company...

The Inheritance

Mr. Grant, owner and sole inhabitant of a small island on the Pacific, has been killed in strange circumstances. His young and pretty niece, Ginny (Barara Eden), recently arrived in Papeete, claims the inheritance. During the investigation, a mysterious character is discovered on the island...

The Quest of Ambrose Feather

The Tiki is shipping a collection of exotic objects, one of which is a precious feather cape. The cape is stolen during the voyage. On the other hand, a stowaway has boarded the Tiki...

The Perils of Penrose

An old mean and rapacious tenant, Penrose, has bought a deepsea diving suit, and captain Troy brings him on a small wild island, where Penrose thinks he can find perls...

Isle of Eden

Directed by Gerd Oswald - with Yvonne de Carlo: Eliane, Hugo Haas: Zagreb, Henry Slate: Lovey.
On board schooner Tiki, Captain Troy hears the radio message from Lianne, a young woman held prisoner on Eden Island by a megalomaniac dictator called Zagreb...

The Lady from South Chicago

Settled since many years in Noumea, where she has a respectable and envied position, Victorine Reynard is waiting for the return of her daughter Minette who is accompagnied by Captain Troy. However Victorine, who had a turbulent and shifty past, is confronted with one of her old partners who threatens to reveal everything to Minette, if she does not give him some money. Victorine asks Captain Troy's help to escape from that blackmail...

Peril at Pitcairn

Directed by Roy Del Ruth.
On vacation in Papeete, Captain Troy let himself convinced to board some passengers and sail to Pitcairn Island. However, a few hours before their arrival on the island, one passenger is stabbed with a knife belongiing to the Tiki, Troy's schooner...

Mission to Manila

In Honolulu, Captain Troy is given by his old friend Alan Lynch, the responsabiltity to look for his sister -in-law Danielle and his nephew Thomlas Lynch, both disappeared after the death of his brother John. Troy's mission brings him to Manila, where he contacts Danielle....

The Delerict

Captain Troy arrives in emergency on a unknown island in search for a doctor to treat his mate Oliver. The only inhabitants: two men and a woman greets him at the least disconcerting wellcome: Hostile at the beginning, they offer hospitality to the captain, determinated to involve him in a strange plot...

The Pit of Silence

With GMK: Armand Troy, Hazel Court: Laura McLeish, Theresa Wright: Emilie, Robert Simon: Ned Hogue, Margo: Mme Hoche, Weaver Levy: Oliver Kee, Leo Richmond: le chef, Peter Gordon: Eric Byram.
While with friends on a remote island, Captain Troy has to pick up the Baron Andre, an important person of the area. But the Baron's body is soon discovered half eaten by a savage beast. Troy investigates on the accident and soon finds out it's a disguised murder...

The Violent Journey

With GMK: Armand Troy, Hazel Court: Laura Leish
After marriying on board a young american lady with Paul Garner, a pilot, Adam Troy realizes he has been fooled. Actually, the young woman was under-aged and the young man was only a dowry hunter. Troy, then has to search again for the young couple for the account of the newly bride's father...


The Intruders

The beautiful Ricky Brown and Malleson wish to charter the Tiki to ship a mysterious cargo for an unknown destination. Troy thinks it over and finally refuses...


The Archer's Ring

Captain Troy is been appointed to find the "Taikun", a 780 carat rough diamand, which mysteriously disappeared...

Somewhere South of Suba
With Alexis Smith and Albert Salmi.
A dead man's business partner hires the Tiki and its captain, Adam Troy, to try and trace a long-lost cargo plane that hides Tai Kun, the third largest diamond in the world! Troy does just that, and finds not only the wreck, but the dead man's daughter Loraine (Alexis Smith), alive all of those years and hiding a terrible secret about her father. This episode features a lot of Sea Hunt-style underwater action.
Castaways
With John Larch and Viveca Lindfors.
The episode starts with the Tiki on its way to the strife torn island of Mai Sai with a cargo of serum to fight a cholera epidemic. Troy and crew pick up three men stranded on a tiny atoll, who claim to be survivors of a shipwreck, but they're really gunrunners from a ship called the Punjab Trader, whose captain was murdered! The trio, led by the second mate (John Larch), take over the Tiki, threatening to kill the nun (Viveca Lindfors) who is transporting the serum, and go after the Punjab Trader...
The Forbidden Sea
With Joan Blondell, Robert Douglas, John McGiver, Henry Silva.
A man found clinging to an outrigger canoe convinces Troy to divert the course of the Tiki, much to the distress of his passengers. Troy soon learns that the man has conned him into bringing his passengers to a military test site, to use their presence -- and their deaths, if necessary -- as a protest to halt nuclear bomb tests!
The Haunted
With Kim Hunter: Vanessa Charles.
Vanessa Charles, a wealthy young woman is haunted by her husband's memory who has recently mysteriously disappeared. She charters the Tiki for a journey while she discovers signs of her husband presence on board. Adam Troy starts then a serious investigation in order to help Vanessa...
The Raft
One of Adam's girlfriends is a passenger on a boat that has struck a mine...
The Bamboo Curtain
In Hong Kong, Adam is approached by a pretty goverment agent what wants him to help her with an assignment...
Walk Through The Night
Adam stops at Jacob's trading post in New Guinea to pick up some crew members. A girl named Angel begs Troy to help save her fiance, who is trapped somewhere in the jungle...
The Color of Vedom
Adam agrees to transport a girl prisoner, Luana Monet, from Tahiti to police custody on the Island of Ralatea...
The Siege of Troy
In Suva, Adam gets bad news that he has just provided passage for two smugglers. This means he stands to loose his boat...

The Amazon

Carla MacKinley, an international yacht-racing champion, is unable to sail her boat in a challenge race. So she hires the Tiki...

The Death Divers
The Death Divers are boys of the Nambu Tribe who hurtle from the tops of tall trees as a test of manhood. Interested in these tribul tribes, ethnologist Abigail Bren hires the Tiki for a sail to Pentecost Island...
Once Around the Circuit
Clay hires a new crewman named Mickey. But he doesn't bother to tell Deborah or Adam Baxter, their missionary passenger, that the nice young man is really a prizefighter for whom he's booking matches at every stop...

Away From It All

Prof. Flanders enjoys life in the South Sea Islands, but his wife doesn't like it a bit. She keeps nagging him, until he books passage on the Tiki - for one...
The Krismen
Off the coast of the Philippines, the Tiki is boarded by pirates, under the command of a ruthless woman named Jikiri. The marauders kidnap Kelly and passenger Carol Olafson...
Hangman's Island
Adam and Clay guide the Tiki to a landing on an uncharted Island...
Incident in Suva
Diane Winthorpe is examining an emerald pendant in a quiet shop in Suva. In barges Agnes Higgins, who swings her purse across the counter, knocking the jewelry to the floor. When the mess is cleaned up, the pendant is missing...
Act Of Piracy
Adam's about to cast off for Toora when millionaire B.E. Langard and his happy-go-lucky friends turn up to charter the Tiki...
Man Eater
Underwater film expert and entourage plop their helicopter down near Trader Pentose's, and proceed to charter the "Tiki" for a new adventure. Their equipment includes a special device
to record fish talk...
Angel Of Death
Swedish physicians Sjostrom and Sandholm travel to the island of Mapia to immunize the natives against respiratory diseases. Troy assures the doctors that island leader John Thompson will cooperate. But a local "practitioner" named Kahuna is against the new "evil" medicine...
The Serpent In The Garden
Troy and his female passenger Virgie Shackleford are washed overboard along with a precious cargo of alcohol. So Troy finds himself stranded on an Island with a beautiful girl and plenty to drink!..
Wild Mangoes
After a hot argument with a steamship captain, the members of a musical combo are put off the boat to cool their heels in Bora Bora. The wives of three of the jazzmen plan to rescue their men - and charter the Tiki for the cruise...
*Note:Three prominent jazz musicians appear in this episode: Shelly Manne (as Mike Quillan), Conte Condoli (as Bill Begley) and Richie Kamuca (as Moody Simmons).
Flamin' Lady
When Adam accidentally strikes his head and tumbles unconscious into a lagoon, an old man dives in and rescues him. When the old man dies, Adam goes to Australia to give the old man's daughter her inheritance...
The Reluctant Hero
Wealthy Markham Jones is looking for the adventurous life and an escape from a young lady named Prudence Brown who thinks she's his fiancee...
Show Me A Hero
Adam runs into an old war buddy named Scotty Bell and hires him as a temporary deck hand...
A Bride For The Captain
Frank Hoag, an old friend of Adam's shows up in Tahiti and is amazed to learn that Adam still isn't married. Frank's a firm believer in marriage - in fact, he's had four of them...
Passage to Tua
Adam helps a young lady whose inheritance is threatened by three traveling companions.
Prisoner in Paradise
The Tiki is commissioned to pick up two nuns and a nurse who are working on a volcanic island near Samoa.
Whip Fight
Adam Troy arrives in Australia with a cargo for Nora Evans (Susan Oliver), which is a prize bull.
Whale of a Tale
Adam is washed overboard when the Tiki is hit by a typhoon. But another boat appears in the little-traveled waters and the strange trio on board decide to rescue Adam.
The Big Surf
Adam decides to take a holiday in Hawaii, where the International Surfboard Championships are being held.
Mister Flotsam
When the Hobart family becomes shipwrecked and then imprisoned by the natives, it's Mr. Flotsam to the rescue and the Tiki arrives in time to aid Mr. Flotsam.
Who is Sylvia?
Her name is Sylvia Ashcroft, and she has come to act as traveling companion for a girl named Shasme Hamar. But Trader Penrose is sure he has seen her somewhere before.
Adam Sam
Sada, a Japanese merchant has bought an island pearl fishery, wants Adam to take him there.
Nightmare in the Sun
After a long absence, Barbara Lyons is returning to the island home of her father, author Burton Lyons.
The Closing Circle
Vincent Michelet finds that his mother, who he believed dead, is alive in a Swiss Hospital. And his mother tells him that another member of the family is also still alive, his Aunt Vivian, who has a price on her head for collaborating with the Nazis.
One Way Ticket
There's a ticket for entertainer Nita Graham for a trip aboard the Tiki. Adam delivers the ticket in person, but Nita doesn't know what he's talking about, and she isn't planning any trip.
The Trial of Adam Troy
After a murder on the Tiki occurs, Adam is wrongfully accused of the crime and the passengers are asked for their testimonies at his trial.
Nota: Many scrips are of course missing... Could you help me, perhaps?
Thank you Ellen for the last 34 synopsis!...

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