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Cast

Series cast summary:
Poncie Ponce Poncie Ponce ...  Kim Quisano 124 episodes, 1959-1963
Connie Stevens ...  Cricket Blake 119 episodes, 1959-1963
Douglas Mossman ...  Moke / ... 119 episodes, 1959-1963
Robert Conrad ...  Tom Lopaka 104 episodes, 1959-1963
Anthony Eisley ...  Tracy Steele 98 episodes, 1959-1962
Mel Prestidge Mel Prestidge ...  Lt. Danny Quon / ... 83 episodes, 1959-1963
Andre Philippe Andre Philippe ...  Paul, MC / ... 57 episodes, 1959-1962
Grant Williams ...  Greg MacKenzie / ... 50 episodes, 1960-1963
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Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy detectives who ran the firm, Thomas Jefferson Lopaka, or Tom for short, and Tracy Steele, a Korean War veteran and former city police detective. They operated out of a swank office at the Hawaiian Village Hotel, where they were also the house detectives. Assisting them occasionally was a funny, ukulele-strumming Hawaiian taxi driver named Kazuo Kim, whose wardrobe, consisting of a straw hat and crazy Hawaiian shirts, and numerous relatives living all over the Hawaiian Islands, willing to help his employers if they needed it, provided invaluable comic relief. They were also aided by a dim-bulbed, scatter-brained, flippant nightclub singer and photographer named Chryseis "Cricket" Blake. Later joining the team, was private eye Greg MacKenzie, an old friend of Tom's from the mainland. Troy Donahue came along ... Written by Vrinda Rao <rao@mailbox.fdu.edu>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

7 October 1959 (USA) See more »

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Diamond Head See more »

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Runtime:

(134 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Wagner was asked to play Tom Lopaka, but he wanted to concentrate on movies instead. He then recommended his friend Robert Conrad for the role, which led to Conrad being cast. He had a dark tan from his time at the beach during the previous year, when he was looking for work, and that made the producers think of him as a beach type. See more »

Quotes

Tracy Steele: I come from a long line of nose-pokers. Oh, by the way, where's Mr. Lewis?
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Connections

Followed by Surfside 6 (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Hawaiian Eye
Music by Jerry Livingston
Lyrics by Mack David
Theme song performed by an unidentified singing group
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a pleasant memory.....
21 March 2000 | by renfield54See all my reviews

I was sad to see no one commented on this long ago staple of my television introduction. I saw this show mostly in re-runs, but was always a fan of the genre. This type of detective show was copied alot, only the location changed. There was SURFSIDE 6, 77 SUNSET STRIP, to name 2. The Hawaiian location made this one special. I remember fondly the sexy, young Connie Stevens playing the nightclub singer, Cricket. She was the one to see at the Boom Boom Room. The wise-cracking, local cab driver played by Poncie Ponce helped fill out the show. There was something for everyone. And I still remember the theme song clearly. It would be nice to see again....


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