Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

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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 ... See full summary »

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 Cricket Blake / ... (128 episodes, 1959-1963)
Poncie Ponce ...
 Kazuo Kim / ... (127 episodes, 1959-1963)
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 Tom Lopaka / ... (116 episodes, 1959-1963)
Anthony Eisley ...
 Tracy Steele / ... (104 episodes, 1959-1963)
Douglas Mossman ...
 Moke / ... (90 episodes, 1959-1963)
Mel Prestidge ...
 Lt. Danny Quon / ... (66 episodes, 1959-1963)
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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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(134 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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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

Iris Landon: You're gonna have to scratch for him!
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Spoofed in Hawaiian Aye Aye (1964) See more »

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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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OK...but what happened to Hawaii?
1 February 2004 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

After the hip, breezy opening credits sequence (with most of the cast riding surfboards on the foamy waves), "Hawaiian Eye" becomes a set-bound detective show that drags its feet in the sand. I recently paid thru the nose for several episodes (and the show was recently seen, briefly, on the American Life network), but I was disappointed with the writing, the pacing, the direction, the slim budget, and the way gorgeous, mercurial Connie Stevens is shunted off to the Shell Bar without much dialogue (once Troy Donahue joined the cast in the final season, Connie's role was apparently expanded). Grant Williams is handsome but bland, Robert Conrad is inert, but Poncie Ponce gives the proceedings a little bounce. Sometimes the stories about these "great old TV shows" are actually much better than the show itself.


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