Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

OVERLOOKED (AND BETTER LATE THAN NEVER) TELEVISION: HAWAIIAN EYE

Hawaiian Eye was one of a gazillion television programs from Warner Brothers that blankete the airwaves in the late Fifties and early Sixties.  Hawaiian Eye, Bourbon Street Beat, 77 Sunset Strip, and Surfside Six all featured a cast of private detectives in exotic and maybe not-so-exotic places around America. 

Hawaiian Eye Starred Robert Conrad, Anthony Eisley, and (later) Grant Williams.  They are joined by a ukulele playing cabbie (Poncie Ponce) and an endlesslessly perky photographer (Connie Stevens).  The show's third season kicked off with "Satan City,"   The manuscript of a novelist's (Virginia Gregg) no-holds-barred expose of  her former publisher (Arthur Franz) has gone missing and so, after hiring the Hawaiian Eye agency, does the author.

"Satan City aired on September 27, 1961.  It was directed by Paul Landres from a script by Ed Jurist and Gibson Fox and Darryl Hickman & Gordon Hunt.  (Always be suspicious when there are multiple names listed as scriptwriters.)  On the bright side (perhaps), Connie Stevens sings.

Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh4_qcbfp-0

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