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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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Tom Lopaka was supposed to be half-Polynesian, according to Jack Emanuel, a Warner Brothers story editor who originally outlined the basic plotline of the show while on a trip to Hawaii at the request of the studio. See more »

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Iris Landon: You're gonna have to scratch for him!
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Hawaiian Eye
Music by Jerry Livingston
Lyrics by Mack David
Theme song performed by an unidentified singing group
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All About Bob
3 January 2006 | by LaightSee all my reviews

Basically an attempt to spin off 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye started off as an ensemble cast, but slowly became a vehicle for Warners to show off Robert Conrad's remarkable face and body, as he manages to take his shirt off in almost every episode (as he also did in the Wild Wild West). And, Warners tried to launch Connie Stevens as well, both as an actress and a singer, but Stevens, who actually did a pretty good job in the show, didn't have the charisma to compete with the Sandra Dees and other cute-but-not-beautiful stars of the time. All in all, Hawaiian Eye is great if you like the visuals of Hawaii, Conrad, and Stevens -- but it's not much if you like plot or story.


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7 October 1959 (USA) See more »

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