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7 October 1959 (USA) See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 216)
Poncie Ponce ... Kim (124 episodes, 1959-1963)

Connie Stevens ... Cricket Blake (119 episodes, 1959-1963)
Douglas Mossman ... Moke / ... (113 episodes, 1959-1963)

Robert Conrad ... Tom Lopaka (104 episodes, 1959-1963)
Anthony Eisley ... Tracy Steele / ... (98 episodes, 1959-1962)
Mel Prestidge ... Lt. Danny Quon / ... (81 episodes, 1959-1963)

Grant Williams ... Greg MacKenzie / ... (49 episodes, 1960-1963)
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Series Directed by
Edward Dein (14 episodes, 1959-1962)
Irving J. Moore (14 episodes, 1961-1963)
Robert Sparr (12 episodes, 1961-1963)
Charles R. Rondeau (12 episodes, 1961-1962)
Mark Sandrich Jr. (7 episodes, 1960)
Alvin Ganzer (6 episodes, 1960)
Paul Landres (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Richard Benedict (5 episodes, 1961-1963)
Leslie H. Martinson (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
André De Toth (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Charles F. Haas (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
William J. Hole Jr. (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Paul Stewart (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Robert Douglas (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Robert Totten (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Jesse Hibbs (3 episodes, 1960)
Robert B. Sinclair (3 episodes, 1960)
Frank Baur (3 episodes, 1961)
George Waggner (3 episodes, 1962)
Howard W. Koch (2 episodes, 1959)
Michael Kane (2 episodes, 1961)
Richard C. Sarafian (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Writing credits
Robert J. Shaw (19 episodes, 1959-1963)
Gibson Fox (10 episodes, 1960-1962)
Stanley Niss (8 episodes, 1959-1960)
Gloria Elmore (8 episodes, 1961-1963)
Philip Saltzman (8 episodes, 1961-1963)
Robert Hamner (8 episodes, 1962-1963)
Sam Ross (7 episodes, 1960-1961)
Lee Loeb (7 episodes, 1961-1963)
Ed Jurist (6 episodes, 1959-1961)
W. Hermanos (6 episodes, 1960)
Lester Fuller (6 episodes, 1961-1963)
Richard H. Landau (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Silvia Richards (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Charles B. Smith (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Robert Tallman (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Robert C. Dennis (5 episodes, 1959-1960)
Ralph Madiera (3 episodes, 1960)
Sonya Roberts (3 episodes, 1961-1963)
Erna Lazarus (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Dwight V. Babcock (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Lowell Barrington (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Day Keene (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Steven Ritch (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Juanita Sheridan (2 episodes, 1959)
Don Tait (2 episodes, 1960-1963)
William Bruckner (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
Jerry Davis (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
Anthony Eisley (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Charles Hoffman (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Von Stuart (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
James Barnett (2 episodes, 1960)
Leo Gordon (2 episodes, 1961-1963)
Marie Baumer (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Ralph Rose (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
László Görög (2 episodes, 1962-1963)

Series Produced by
William T. Orr .... executive producer (134 episodes, 1959-1963)
Howie Horwitz .... supervising producer (70 episodes, 1961-1963)
Charles Hoffman .... producer (68 episodes, 1960-1963)
Stanley Niss .... producer (54 episodes, 1959-1961)
Ed Jurist .... producer (4 episodes, 1961)
Joel Rogosin .... producer (3 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Original Music by
Michael Heindorf (118 episodes, 1959-1963)
Howard Jackson (118 episodes, 1959-1963)
Frank Perkins (118 episodes, 1959-1963)
Paul Sawtell (118 episodes, 1959-1963)
Bert Shefter (118 episodes, 1959-1963)
Max Steiner (118 episodes, 1959-1963)
 
Series Cinematography by
Edwin B. DuPar (35 episodes, 1959-1961)
Robert Hoffman (20 episodes, 1960-1963)
Ray Fernstrom (11 episodes, 1959-1963)
Louis Jennings (9 episodes, 1961-1963)
Harold E. Stine (9 episodes, 1961-1963)
Robert Tobey (8 episodes, 1961-1962)
Jacques R. Marquette (7 episodes, 1961-1962)
Glen MacWilliams (6 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ralph Woolsey (6 episodes, 1961-1963)
Bert Glennon (4 episodes, 1960-1962)
Wesley Anderson (4 episodes, 1960)
Carl E. Guthrie (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Floyd Crosby (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
 
Series Film Editing by
Milt Kleinberg (14 episodes, 1959-1963)
John Whitney (12 episodes, 1960-1963)
James T. Heckert (12 episodes, 1961-1963)
Stefan Arnsten (11 episodes, 1959-1963)
Noel L. Scott (9 episodes, 1959-1963)
Elbert K. Hollingsworth (8 episodes, 1960-1963)
David Wages (5 episodes, 1959-1962)
James W. Graham (5 episodes, 1960-1962)
Byron Chudnow (5 episodes, 1961-1962)
George R. Rohrs (5 episodes, 1961-1962)
Lloyd Nosler (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Fred Bohanan (4 episodes, 1960-1962)
William Wiard (4 episodes, 1962)
Robert B. Warwick Jr. (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Robert L. Wolfe (3 episodes, 1960-1962)
Robert Crawford (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
William W. Moore (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
John Hall (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Jim Faris (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
George C. Schrader (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Holbrook N. Todd (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Robert Watts (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Harry Reynolds (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Clarence Kolster (2 episodes, 1960)
Victor Lewis (2 episodes, 1960)
Carl Pingitore (2 episodes, 1960)
Leo H. Shreve (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Art Direction by
Perry Ferguson (124 episodes, 1959-1963)
John Ewing (3 episodes, 1960)
Stanley Fleischer (3 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Raphael Bretton (76 episodes, 1960-1963)
Ralph S. Hurst (17 episodes, 1960-1963)
John P. Austin (8 episodes, 1961-1962)
Hoyle Barrett (7 episodes, 1960-1962)
George James Hopkins (5 episodes, 1959-1960)
Clarence Steensen (4 episodes, 1959)
Alfred Kegerris (4 episodes, 1960-1962)
John Sturtevant (3 episodes, 1959)
Mowbray Berkeley (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Jack H. Ahern (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor (134 episodes, 1959-1963)
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist / hair stylist (104 episodes, 1960-1963)
 
Series Production Management
Oren Haglund .... production manager (33 episodes, 1959-1960)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Schneider .... assistant director (28 episodes, 1960-1963)
Richard Maybery .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1959-1963)
Victor Vallejo .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1959-1962)
C. Carter Gibson .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1960-1962)
Richard L'Estrange .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1959-1962)
Claude Binyon Jr. .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1959-1960)
Rex Bailey .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1960-1962)
John Francis Murphy .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1959-1961)
James T. Vaughn .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1960-1963)
Fred Scheld .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1959-1962)
Phil Rawlins .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1960-1962)
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1961-1962)
Rusty Meek .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1960-1963)
Bernard McEveety .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1961)
Gene Anderson Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
William R. Lasky .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960)
Russell Saunders .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Art Department
Lee W. Moore .... props (59 episodes, 1959-1961)
Donald P. Desmond .... set construction (30 episodes, 1959-1960)
Roy Moore .... props (30 episodes, 1959-1960)
 
Series Sound Department
B.F. Ryan .... sound (24 episodes, 1959-1962)
Ross Owen .... sound (21 episodes, 1959-1962)
Everett A. Hughes .... sound (17 episodes, 1961-1963)
Samuel F. Goode .... sound (12 episodes, 1959-1962)
M.A. Merrick .... sound (10 episodes, 1959-1963)
Francis E. Stahl .... sound (10 episodes, 1960-1962)
Stanley Jones .... sound (7 episodes, 1959-1963)
Robert B. Lee .... sound (7 episodes, 1960-1963)
John K. Kean .... sound (4 episodes, 1960-1963)
Frank McWhorter .... sound (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Charles Althouse .... sound (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
John Jensen .... sound (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Don McKay .... sound (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Francis J. Scheid .... sound (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Editorial Department
James Moore .... supervising film editor / supervising editor (41 episodes, 1959-1961)
 
Series Music Department
Mack David .... composer: theme music / lyrics: theme song (134 episodes, 1959-1963)
Jerry Livingston .... composer: theme music / music: theme song (134 episodes, 1959-1963)
Paul Sawtell .... music supervisor (108 episodes, 1959-1963)
Bert Shefter .... music supervisor (108 episodes, 1959-1963)
Erma E. Levin .... music editor (20 episodes, 1959-1963)
Sam E. Levin .... music editor (16 episodes, 1959-1963)
Joe Inge .... music editor (15 episodes, 1959-1963)
Donald Harris .... music editor (14 episodes, 1960-1963)
Charles Paley .... music editor (14 episodes, 1960-1963)
Ted Sebern .... music editor (12 episodes, 1960-1962)
John Allyn Jr. .... music editor (9 episodes, 1960-1962)
Lou Gordon .... music editor (9 episodes, 1960-1962)
Robert Phillips .... music editor (6 episodes, 1960-1962)
Norman Bennett .... music editor (3 episodes, 1960-1962)
George Marsh .... music editor (3 episodes, 1960)
Jack Wadsworth .... music editor (3 episodes, 1960)
 

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60 min (134 episodes)
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
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 poking your nose in where it doesn't belong.See more »
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36 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
The Warner Brothers Detective Shows, 1 March 2002
Author: schappe1 from N Syracuse NY

This was one of four detective shows from Warner Brothers, four of a couple dozen series they did for ABC, (that MADE that network), from the mid 50's to the early 60's under the stewardship of William Orr and with the creative genius of Roy Huggins, (who later came up with the best show of all time, "The Fugitive"). Huggins had fancied himself a detective writer in the 40's and came up with Stuart Bailey, an Ivy Leaguer with a background in World War II intelligence who set up his own detective agency in Los Angeles. When Huggins became a story editor for Warners, it was decided to create a show around the Bailey character, 77 Sunset Strip, which debut in 1958. They gave Bailey a partner, Jeff Spencer and created the character of Kookie, the parking lot attendant, for comic relief. It set the stage for the other three, similar shows, each with a pair, (or three) handsome detectives operating in glamorous or exotic locations. Warner's learned you needed a pretty girl involved and the comic relief. they also learned from "Peter Gunn" that a musical interlude would occasionally be welcome.

"Bourbon Street Beat", set in New Orleans, debuted in 1959. So did "Hawaiian Eye", from Honolulu and in 1960 came "Surfside Six" from Miami Beach. Each had a catchy theme tune from Mack David and Jerry Livingstone. The plots were not very inspired but serviceable, (they serviced many episodes, being frequently reused). Sometimes, Warner's would do versions of novels they owned the rights to or TV remakes of some of their classic movies of the past, such as "Strangers on a Train" or "Dial M for Murder", in the guise of episodes of these shows. Characters from one show would show up on another, either in crossover episodes or full scale transfers of characters to be new members of the casts. This was easy because the shows were not shot on location: it was all done in LA.

The real difference in the shows were the cast members themselves. "77 Sunset Strip" had the charming and talented Ephram Zimbalist Jr. and Roger Smith. It also had the "Fonzie" of the 50's, Edd Byrnes. But it lacked a significant female regular or the musical interludes. "Bourbon Street Beat" had the charming and talented Richard Long, who took his charm and talent to Sunset Strip after BSB folded in 1960. It also had craggy character actor Andrew Duggan, young pretty boy Van Williams and Arlene Howell, a slightly ditzy southern belle. No one here was musically inclined but a jazz combo did a turn from time to time. "Hawaiian Eye" had it all. Anthony Eisley was a competent but slightly boring lead. Young Robert Konrad had the most charisma of any of them. Connie Stevens was a cute songbird who belted out the classic tin pan alley and show tunes. Poncie Ponce was a ukulele strumming cab driver who knew every place and every one or had a cousin who did. "Surfside Six" was maybe the weakest entry. Lee Patterson had some presence and acting ability but Van Williams, (over from BSB) and Troy Donahue were attractive but talent challenged. Marguerite Sierra was a cliched Latin Spitfire songstress, (who unfortunately died young of a heart ailment). Diane McBain was attractive window dressing.

The other main difference was the setting. "77 Sunset Strip" was about glamorous people up to no good or international intrigue, (and Stu Bailey traveled a lot more than these other guys did). "Hawaiian Eye" was exotic- perhaps a little too much so with an occasional embarrassing story about witch doctors and voodoo type curses and such. Natives were played by guys from Jersey and Chicago in the grand tradition. Surfside Six had a beachboy look to it. Bourbon Street beat was darker and more mysterious. New Orleans at that time was not a tourist trap but a relic of the old south in which Miss Havisham's cake might have seemed at home.

But they were all pretty solid entertainment. If you liked one, I'm sure you'd like them all- if you could find them. They are all in black and white, so cable stations are loathe to show them It seems that the moment a younger audience sees those monotones, they turn the stations. It's too bad. They don't know what they're missing.

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