A jeweler in New York City is murdered after making a paste copy of the "Queen of Polynesia", a valuable and historic emerald about to be donated to the State of Hawaii. The 5-0 squad suspects that a switch might be planned at the unveiling ceremony. Jewel thief Janet Kingston, under the pseudonym Camilla Carver, and her sidekick Michael develop a scheme to get into the unveiling when Michael observes one of the invited guests, former Broadway star Thurman Elliott, stealing a diamond bracelet at a society party. Carver and Michael blackmail Elliott into taking her to the unveiling, set at the lovely Makaha Inn. When the "Queen of Polynesia" is brought out, Carver drops the Hawaiian girl wearing it with a poisoned rose, switches it for a paste copy, and then slips the real gem to Michael, posing as a waiter. McGarrett and the 5-0 team are immediately onto the scheme and seal the hotel. They interrogate Carver, and she tries to use Elliott's cute granddaughter Amanda to slip the emerald... Written by
Joel J. Rane
Did You Know?
The New York City detective was played by none other than Hal Lewis, who was a radio personality on KSSK in Honolulu for many years. See more
During the chase scene involving Michael (Christopher Cary), the film is
"flopped" to create the impression that a reverse angle shot was taken from the driver's side of the car. It's clear that a "flopped" film image was used, however, because there was no passenger side mirror on the convertible (as this shot makes it appear), and also because the "H.P.D." insignia on Cary's collar is obviously reversed. See more
[the Governor arrives at the festivities
How's that sharp feeling in the gut, Steve?
Det. Steve McGarrett
It comes and goes, Sir.
You keep it... It makes me feel better.