Tales of the Gold Monkey: The Complete Series
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Jack the one eyed dog, is how I tracked it down as I put that in my web browser. I want so bad to buy the 21 episodes all on DVD for my step-father for Christmas but it's not available. He and I would watch it and laugh at the hilarity and silly things this "Pirate" gone good, the freelancing mercenary of the air with his pontoon boat in 1938, set right before the beginning of World War II.
A great TV series and it should never been canceled.
"Tales" is a series which even in 1982 was a rare breed: the action-adventure show. It recreated a period in history (the last period in history, actually) when vast areas of the Earth were still unconquered, and thus adventure and exploration still possible. We forget it now, but there was a time within the living memory of some people when a large portion of this planet still slept in the pre-industrial era, and wandering too far off the map could get you eaten by cannibals, devoured by wild beasts, or plunk you down amidst the ruins of a lost city. When men and women who lived on the edge of that map literally straddled the line between civilization and savagery, the known world and the deep blue. It was an era of explorers, treasure-hunters, missionaries, smugglers, sailors, silk-scarfed pilots, drunken storytellers, one-eyed traders, pirate, crooks, spies, unscrupulous businessmen, and empire-builders. And that is what "Tales of the Gold Monkey" was all about. That brawling, half-tamed lawless time when half the world was an unknown quantity and wonder was still possible. Think "Magnum P.I.Read more ›
I hope that the show will be released very soon due to the fact that it is a great show and I was really sad when I found out that it only lasted for one season.
The Cast were:
*Jake Cutter............Stephen Collins
*Sarah Stickney White...Caitlin O'Heaney
*Bon Chance Louis.......Roddy McDowall
*Rev. Willie Tenboom....John Calvin
*Princess Koji..........Marta DuBois
The show first aired on September 22nd, 1982 until July 6th, 1983 for only one season and 22 episodes and they are as follows:
01- Tales of the Gold Monkey (1) 9/22/1982
02- Tales of the Gold Monkey (2) 9/22/1982
03- Shanghaied 9/29/1982
04- Black Pearl 10/13/1982
05- Legends Are Forever 10/20/1982
06- Escape From Death Island 10/27/1982
07- Trunk From the Past 11/3/1982
08- Once a Tiger...Read more ›
The scene is from the episode "Last Chance Louie" wherein Louie, brilliantly played by Roddy McDowell, is about to be put to death by guillotine for killing a long-ago rival. He is innocent, of course, and he is, in fact sacrificing his life to save his long-lost daughter, who he believes was the real culprit. All of his friends are saying goodbye to him. Greene explains that the episode had a lot to do with the idea of what he calls hidden tears. The characters can not, or will not show real tears, or if they do, they hide them from each other. In fact, an earlier scene shows Louie actually shedding a tear, but only from the side away from Jake (series star Stephen Collins), and he brushes it away quickly so Jake can not see it.
In the "goodbye" scene, Sarah, played by the exquisitely beautiful and talented Caitlin O'Heaney, tries to find words to say goodbye. She will not cry, because Louie has ordered everyone not to. However, as Greene explains, he wrote in the stage directions that as she moves towards Louie, a beam of moonlight shines through the brim of her straw hat and a pattern of "moonlit tears" shows on her cheek. Greene explains that this is something you may write in a script, but usually, especially in TV, you would never really expect to actually visualized, even if you were, as he was, also a producer on the show.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Truly enjoyed this series when it aired originally in September of 1982. While Stephen Collins is the man everyone thought he was, the series is stellar Indiana Jones type tv... Read morePublished 11 days ago by timothy blackwell
It took awhile to warm up to the characters but after watching a couple of shows, I'm into it. Resolution would have been fine for the old style TV's but in HD, it is a bit grainy. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Donald A. Nelsen
One of the best TV series ever! All the characters are fully developed, including Jack the dog who wants to get back his glass eye after losing it in a poker game. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Professor Movie
I seen is series when it was on TV, but was not able to see all the episodes. This has given me a chance to see all the episodes I missed. It was nice to see all episodes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by The Mad One
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