Kung Fu (1972–1975)
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The Thief of Chendo 

Kwai Chang Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) enlists the aid of the Prince of Thieves to restore a Chinese Duke to his royal throne.


Harry Harris


Ed Spielman (creator), Herman Miller (developer) | 4 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
David Carradine ... Kwai Chang Caine
James Hong ... Chun Yen
Harushi Harushi ... Sing Tao
Clare Torao ... Princess Mei Ming (as Clare Nono)
Keye Luke ... Master Po
Radames Pera ... Young Caine
John Fujioka ... Shen Ming Tien
Dale Ishimoto ... Palace Guard
Jeanne Joe Jeanne Joe ... Lutien
Beulah Quo Beulah Quo ... Madam Chun
Richard Lee-Sung ... Madam's Guard
Tad Horino ... Priest
Arthur Song Arthur Song ... Old Man
Bill Saito Bill Saito ... Man No.1
Peter Kalua Peter Kalua ... Jom


Kwai Chang Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) enlists the aid of the Prince of Thieves to restore a Chinese Duke to his royal throne.

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29 March 1975 (USA) See more »

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The fourth of 5 third season entries set entirely in China, prior to Caine's flight to America, and the only one to feature Radames Pera's Student Caine. See more »

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James Hong bows out of the series
15 June 2010 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

Season 3 Episode 16- This was the fourth of 5 third season episodes set in Imperial China, and the only one to feature Radames Pera as student Caine. Philip Ahn also does not appear, leaving only Keye Luke as Master Po, who receives a ring from his friend, Shen Ming Tien (John Fujioka), a warning of trouble in the village of Chendo, where Tien's evil cousin, Chun Yen (James Hong) has usurped the title of Grand Duke, declaring that Tien's drowning death gives him the power to rule. Po sends his most skilled disciple, Caine, to do what he can for Chendo, encountering a noble thief (Harushi) who agrees to help after it is discovered that Tien is not dead, only imprisoned in a locked dungeon by Chun Yen, who hopes to marry off to an easily dominated child ruler his cousin's pretty daughter, Princess Mei Ming (Clare Nono, previously seen in "Night of the Owls, Day of the Doves"). The series was nearing its end by this time, and this would be the finale for Beulah Quo (3 episodes), Tad Horino (7 episodes), and the versatile James Hong, who not only appeared in the original pilot, but encored in 8 separate episodes, all playing different characters both young and old. There would be one more Chinese adventure, "The Forbidden Kingdom," before six final entries closed out the show. Next up- "Battle Hymn"

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