Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV series, season 4)

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Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV series, season 4)
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 14, 1971 (1971-09-14) –
March 7, 1972 (1972-03-07)
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List of Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV series) episodes

The fourth season of Hawaii Five-O, an American television series, began September 14, 1971, and ended on March 7, 1972. It aired on CBS. The region 1 DVD was released on June 10, 2008.[1]


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
741"Highest Castle, Deepest Grave"Charles S. DubinStory by: Elick Moll & Joseph Than
Teleplay: Jerome Coopersmith
September 14, 1971 (1971-09-14)1729-0361
A ten-year-old missing-persons case is reopened when an archaeological dig reveals the bodies of a man and a woman who were murdered. Herbert Lom and France Nuyen guest star.
752"No Bottles… No Cans… No People"Michael O'HerlihyJerry Ludwig & Eric BercoviciSeptember 21, 1971 (1971-09-21)1729-0355
An ambitious hoodlum tries to eliminate the competition and open the way for a mainland crime syndicate to operate in Hawaii. Before he became a series regular, Al Harrington played one of the hoodlum's henchmen in this episode.
763"Wednesday, Ladies Free"Michael O' HerlihyStory by: Paul Playdon
Teleplay: Paul Playdon & Jerome Coopersmith
September 28, 1971 (1971-09-28)7104
A strangler murders women and leaves each wearing a blonde wig and their faces garishly made up.
774"3,000 Crooked Miles to Honolulu"Jerry ThorpeJerome CoopersmithOctober 5, 1971 (1971-10-05)7103
A cunning college professor (Buddy Ebsen) runs an elaborate scheme to cash $750,000 worth of stolen travelers checks in Hawaii. David Canary also guest stars.
785"Two Doves and Mr. Heron"Charles S. DubinAnthony LawrenceOctober 12, 1971 (1971-10-12)7105
A tourist (Vic Morrow) declines to press charges after being robbed of his wallet by a hippie (John Ritter), after he mistakes the tourist as a Homosexual. The wallet contains a key to a storage locker containing $250,000, which the tourist embezzled from the mainland and is using the identity of another person and is determined to get it back, even if it means stalking the hippie who now has his stash, but makes matters worse after he finds a woman staying at their place overdosed on heroin, then cover his tracks by torching their place.
796"…And I Want Some Candy and a Gun That Shoots"Michael O'HerlihyJohn D. F. BlackOctober 19, 1971 (1971-10-19)7106

A psychotic sniper endangers the lives of motorists as he fires at cars from a hillside bunker on Diamond Head that overlooks a major highway.

NOTE: First appearance of semi-regular cast member Herman Wedemeyer as Duke Kanaha. Wedemyer would become a series regular in season five as Duke Lukela.
807"Air Cargo… Dial for Murder"Michael O'HerlihyMeyer DolinskyOctober 26, 1971 (1971-10-26)1729-0367
McGarrett discovers an air cargo hijacking ring while investigating the death of an airport security officer working undercover as a freight handler.
818"For a Million… Why Not?"Ron WinstonStory by: Eric Bercovici & Jerry Ludwig
Teleplay: Jerome Coopersmith
November 2, 1971 (1971-11-02)7108
Five upstanding citizens team together to steal $6 million from an armored car in a seemingly perfect crime.
829"The Burning Ice"Paul StanleyKen PettusNovember 9, 1971 (1971-11-09)7109
A doctor becomes a suspect in the murder of his wife when McGarrett does not believe the killer's confession. Jackie Cooper guest stars.
8310"Rest in Peace, Somebody"Paul StanleyJohn D.F. BlackNovember 16, 1971 (1971-11-16)1729-0353
McGarrett receives calls from a man threatening to kill someone in 51 hours and the only clue as to the identity of the victim is a key.
8411"A Matter of Mutual Concern"Ron WinstonAlvin SapinsleyNovember 23, 1971 (1971-11-23)1729-0368
When an emissary of "Big Uncle," the mainland syndicate's boss of bosses, is murdered, McGarrett fears a gangland war is about to break out among the four bosses in Hawaii.
8512"Nine, Ten--You're Dead"Leo PennMel GoldbergNovember 30, 1971 (1971-11-30)1729-0352
A syndicate boss (Albert Paulsen) seeks revenge when his light-heavyweight boxer's hand is smashed by a punchy ex-fighter (Moses Gunn).
8613"Is This Any Way to Run a Paradise?"Michael O'HerilhyBill StrattonDecember 21, 1971 (1971-12-21)1729-0357
McGarrett searches for an ecology fanatic whose pranks are harmless until he threatens the lives of those he feels are the cause of the islands' pollution.
8714"Odd Man in"Paul StanleyE. Arthur KeanDecember 28, 1971 (1971-12-28)1729-0360
Lewis Avery Filer, last encountered in "Over Fifty? Steal," escapes from prison after devising a plan to steal $4 million from drug smugglers. Hume Cronyn returns as Filer.
8815"Bait Once, Bait Twice"Alf KjellinStory by: Jerome Ross
Teleplay: Will Lorin
January 4, 1972 (1972-01-04)1729-0371
A young woman attempts suicide so that her fiance will come out of hiding and expose himself to assassination. Loretta Swit and James Olson guest star.
8916"The Ninety-Second War (Part 1)"Bob SweeneyStory by: Leonard Freeman
Teleplay: John D.F. Black
January 11, 1972 (1972-01-11)7116
McGarrett is framed as a thief by Wo Fat, whose devious plot involves a notebook filled with secret codes--written in McGarrett's handwriting, of all things.
9017"The Ninety-Second War (Part 2)"Bob SweeneyStory by: Leonard Freeman
Teleplay: John D.F. Black
January 18, 1972 (1972-01-18)7117
Wo Fat's plan revolves around a missile test--and ninety crucial seconds.
9118"Skinhead"Allen ReisnerStory by: Will Lorin
Teleplay: Alvin Sapinsley
January 25, 1972 (1972-01-25)7118
After a young woman is raped in a parking lot and a braggart soldier is arrested and tried for the crime, McGarrett begins to suspect the soldier may be the wrong man.
9219"While You're at It, Bring in the Moon"Michael O'HerlihyE. Arthur KeanFebruary 1, 1972 (1972-02-01)7119
An eccentric billionaire suspected of killing one of his business associates, but who in turn suspects another, is afraid to leave his antiseptic yacht and clear himself of the crime--and he is forced to abduct McGarrett to help him. Barry Sullivan guest stars.
9320"Cloth of Gold"Michael O'HerlihyBennett FosterFebruary 8, 1972 (1972-02-08)7120
Members of a fishy real estate company become victims of poison contained in a rare shellfish.
9421"Good Night, Baby, Time to Die!"Alf KjellinAbram S. GinnesFebruary 15, 1972 (1972-02-15)7121
McGarrett sets up an elaborate police protective system around a young woman to capture her former boyfriend who has escaped from prison.
9522"Didn't We Meet at a Murder?"Paul StanleyJerome CoopersmithFebruary 22, 1972 (1972-02-22)7123
A wealthy young widow is one of the victims in an intricate blackmail plot that leads to the murder of a Chicago mobster (Simon Oakland).
9623"Follow the White Brick Road"Michael O'HerihlyJohn FuriaFebruary 29, 1972 (1972-02-29)7122
In cooperation with NIS, Danno goes undercover to flush out a drug ring operating from a vessel in the U.S. Seventh Fleet.
9724"R & R & R"Leo PennBill StrattonMarch 7, 1972 (1972-03-07)7124

McGarrett seeks a killer whose targets have been wives of Army men who have come to Hawaii to meet their husbands on furlough.

NOTE: Final episode featuring series regular Zulu.


  1. ^ Hawaii Five-O - The Fourth Season. "Hawaii Five-O - The Fourth Season: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Zulu, Kam Fong, Dana Wynter, Khigh Dhiegh, Richard Denning, Harry Endo, Al Eben, Jack McCoy, Robert Witthans, Johann Strasser, Alf Kjellin, Allen Reisner, Beau Vanden Ecker, Bob Sweeney, Bradford May, Charles S. Dubin, Jerry Thorpe, Leo Penn: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 27, 2012.