The Magician (1973–1974)
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The Illusion of the Lost Dragon 

In order to find a jade dragon which has been stolen from his very old friend in Chinatown, Tony Blake will have to face a horrible death in a lava pit when the floor is literally taken from under him.

Director:

Alexander Singer

Writers:

Bruce Lansbury (created by), Howard Berk | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Joseph Sirola ... Dominick (as Joe Sirola)
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins) (credit only)
Joseph Wiseman ... Hon Chi Kai
France Nuyen ... Dawn
Philip Ahn ... Chao Liu
Soon-Tek Oh ... Sheng (as Soon Taik-Oh)
Nobu McCarthy ... Mrs. Ti
Frank Michael Liu ... Tom
Pat Li Pat Li ... Flower of Wisdom
Lester Fletcher ... Cooper
Cami Sebring Cami Sebring ... Kathy (as Camiey Gwyn Sebring)
Adele Yoshioka Adele Yoshioka ... Oriental Girl
Joycelyne Lew ... Girl #1
Ruth Ko Ruth Ko ... Girl #2
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Storyline

Tony visits his old magician friend, Chao Liu, after learning from his granddaughter, Dawn, that he is close to death. Chao asks Tony for a favor: help him retrieve a priceless heirloom, a Schezuan dragon statue, that the people of his home province in Taiwan have revered spiritually for a millennium. It has been Chao's life mission to find the statue, which was stolen a century ago. Three weeks ago, the statue was located and Chao purchased it using a fund raised by the people of his province for such purpose, but in shipment it was once again stolen. Dawn's brother, who went on a hunt for the statue, has gone missing in the process, and is presumed murdered by whoever stole the statue because he got too close. Using what leads Chao and Dawn are able to provide him, Tony learns that the statue is in the possession of a Eurasian man named Hon Chi Kai. Upon this news, Chao asks Tony to stop trying to get the statue back as Hon is the most ruthless man Chao knows who will torture and ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1974 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The hallways in Hon Chi Kai's (Joseph Wiseman) house which have been redecorated are the same ones used in some areas of the original USS Enterprise (NCC1701) in Star Trek TOS. See more »

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