Hawaii Five-O: Season 1, Episode 19

Once Upon a Time: Part I (19 Feb. 1969)

TV Episode  |  Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 76 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

McGarrett's sister, whose infant son is dying of cancer, has fallen under the sway of a medical quack. Her husband is afraid to confront her. Instead, he summons McGarrett to their home in ... See full summary »



(created by),
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video


IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 07 Aug 2011
a list of 68 titles
created 07 Nov 2011

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Once Upon a Time: Part I (19 Feb 1969)

Once Upon a Time: Part I (19 Feb 1969) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hawaii Five-O.
« Previous Episode | 20 of 281 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode complete credited cast:
Zulu ...
Kam Fong ...
Dr. C.L. Fremont
Nancy Malone ...
Frank Zipser
Tom Whalen
Bartlett Robinson ...
Albert Woodson
Bill Zuckert ...
Judge H. Adamson
Maggi Parker ...
Vince Howard ...
Queenie Smith ...
Little Old Lady
Defense Counsel Herbert


McGarrett's sister, whose infant son is dying of cancer, has fallen under the sway of a medical quack. Her husband is afraid to confront her. Instead, he summons McGarrett to their home in Los Angeles. McGarrett enlists the aid of U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials in prosecuting the quack. However, McGarrett's sister refuses to believe her big brother. When the child dies, the sister turns against McGarrett. As the trial begins, it is disrupted by followers of the quack. Written by Bill Koenig

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery


Not Rated | See all certifications »




Release Date:

19 February 1969 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Early in the episode, McGarrett visits what is supposed to be an office of the Food and Drug Administration with the phony medical device he bought in order to help bring charges against Dr. Fremont. Despite the tight shot of the doorway (above which is the sign stating that this is the FDA), it is clear from the doorways, the unusual texture of the building's exterior, and even the news racks near the doorway that this is actually the entrance to the Van Nuys courthouse shown later in the story (minus the "FDA" sign). See more »


Dr. C.L. Fremont: Mcgarrett, look... I'm not looking for an ally, just a truce.
Det. Steve McGarrett: Not a chance!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the best episodes of any TV series of this era
29 June 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I've just watched this again on the Season One DVD of the original H5O. I caught a few scenes on a Me TV rerun a few weeks ago. Time to give my age away, but I saw the show first run when I was in junior high. The first reviewer, could not have said it better as far as how this showcases Jack Lord's excellent acting.

This DVD set enables me to see the original series from the start from an adult's perspective. Also, the other reviewer is very right about how this issue of quackery is still relevant today.

A roundabout remake of this episode in the new H50 could be very well done. The new McGarrett has a sister, I think also named Mary Ann. She does not have children but some other angle could be done, perhaps with the new Dan-O and his ex.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Late James MacArthur Was Right Attillio
Am I the only one.... adventuregirl2264
The Complete Series [sic] Release coming on DVD mister-mike
Danny's suits slackersmom
hawaii five o presenting in the ring center murder piergammieri76
Anybody have artefacts, autographs, connections to Hawaii 5-0? Tomcats_other_place
Discuss Once Upon a Time: Part I (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: