Hawaii Five-O

Season 1 Episode 15

King Of The Hill

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 08, 1969 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Danno is shot in a hospital by a delusional soldier who thinks he is still fighting in Vietnam. McGarrett has to save Danno before he bleeds to death, but he can't risk a shootout with so many frail patients in the immediate vicinity.

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Jack Lord

Jack Lord

Steve McGarrett

James MacArthur

James MacArthur

Danny "Danno" Williams

Kam Fong

Kam Fong

Chin Ho Kelly



Kono Kalakaua

Yaphet Kotto

Yaphet Kotto

John Auston

Guest Star

Jeff Corey

Jeff Corey

Doctor Hanson

Guest Star

L.Q. Jones

L.Q. Jones

Colonel Lew Cardell

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Details of Danny ("Danno") Williams' biography are revealed in the episode. He is a local boy, born and raised in Hawaii. He attended the University of Hawaii for one year before transferring to the University of California, Berkeley. He was a psychology major, but became a police science major when he moved to the mainland.

    • Though Zulu (Kono) is listed in the opening credits, he has only one brief scene in the episode. Douglas Mossman (guest starring as Lt. Kealoha) has a much more prominent role.

    • The close-up views of the bystanders near the television camera crew do not match the arrangement of the crowd in the wide-angle shots.

    • The Hawaiian CBS affiliate, KGMB Channel 9, is featured prominently in this episode.

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  • NOTES (5)

    • Harry Geller is credited for the music in this episode, the first time someone other than Morton Stevens received a Music credit in the series. Stevens, of course, composed the memorable theme for the series.

    • Most of the episode took place in and around Castle Memorial Hospital. The hospital is located at 640 Ulukahiki Street in Kailua, on the windward coast of Oahu, northeast of Honolulu. It opened on Jan. 16, 1963, as the first community hospital in Kailua. In 1983, the facility changed its name to Castle Medical Center.

    • Danny Kamekona (playing Charley Takahashi in this episode) appeared as Che Fong in the previous episode.

    • Additional credits:

      Automobiles furnished by Ford Motor Company
      Filmed entirely on location in Hawaii
      A Leonard Freeman Production
      In Association With
      The CBS Television Network

    • The official syndication number for this episode is 6813.