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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Series cast summary:
Poncie Ponce Poncie Ponce ...  Kim Quisano 124 episodes, 1959-1963
Connie Stevens ...  Cricket Blake 119 episodes, 1959-1963
Douglas Mossman ...  Moke / ... 115 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 / ... 16 episodes, 1959-1962
Grant Williams ...  Greg MacKenzie / ... 50 episodes, 1960-1963


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 <>

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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 »


Iris Landon: You're poking your nose in where it doesn't belong.
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Referenced in Svengoolie: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (2019) See more »


Hawaiian Eye
Music by Jerry Livingston
Lyrics by Mack David
Theme song performed by an unidentified singing group
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I loved this show
11 March 2006 | by joanieb64See all my reviews

I loved everything about this show! The location, the suspense, comedy and most of all appealing characters. I had a huge crush on Robert Conrad and loved, loved Connie Stevens, even joined her fan club when I was in elementary school. I remember once writing a fan letter to Robert Conrad and I got a signed photo, unfortunately, I don't have it anymore...darn! I loved all the shows that Warner Brothers had at the time on television...Surfside Six, 77 Sunset Strip. I was saddened to learn when Troy Donahue passed away and well as some of the others. It was a great time for television.

I get to see Connie on TV sometimes. She has been on Larry King and I have seen her on a few awards shows in the audience. My husband liked to watch Black Sheep Squadron with Robert Conrad.

Thanks for sharing.

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Release Date:

7 October 1959 (USA) See more »

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Diamond Head See more »

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(134 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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