Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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The primary witness before a grand jury investigating a Hawaiian crime figure dies suddenly on the stand. At the same time, assassins from Japan are trying to kill the accused criminal. ... See full summary »

Director:

Alvin Ganzer

Writers:

Leonard Freeman (created by), Jerome Coopersmith (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Zulu ... Kono
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho
Ricardo Montalban ... Tokura
Richard Denning ... Governor
Caroline Barrett Caroline Barrett ... Deedee (as Carolyn Barrett)
Karen Norris Karen Norris ... Mary Travers
Morgan White Morgan White ... Attorney General
Newell Tarrant Newell Tarrant ... Doctor
Maggi Parker Maggi Parker ... May
Fred Titcomb Fred Titcomb ... Senator Harada
Edward Sheehan Edward Sheehan ... Chief Petty Officer (as Ed Sheehan)
Thomas Norton Thomas Norton ... University President
Eddie Sherman Eddie Sherman ... Newsman
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Storyline

The primary witness before a grand jury investigating a Hawaiian crime figure dies suddenly on the stand. At the same time, assassins from Japan are trying to kill the accused criminal. Five-O has to figure out the accused man's secret and why killers from Japan are after him. Written by Bill Koenig

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1968 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Mexican born actor Ricardo Montalban plays a Japanese ww2 defector See more »

Goofs

The screenwriter seems to have confused the Bushido (samurai) with the ninja (ninjitsu). The Samurai were not a secret society. See more »

Quotes

Deedee: Just give me the punch line, Papa San.
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Connections

Featured in Pioneers of Television: Crime Dramas (2011) See more »

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Ricardo Montalban's Guest Performance
30 August 2017 | by SylSee all my reviews

Ricardo Montalban, a Mexican American actor, did a terrific job in playing a Japanese World War Two man who was on trial for crimes when the Star witness dies on the stand. Yes, he is miscast in the role but he played it beautifully. Macgarrett and Danny had to get him to confess to the murder because there is no evidence or witnesses. So they need to get him to confess. He would have a choice to face life in prison in Hawaii or be subjected to Japanese punishment. The last final moments of the episode were the best.


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