Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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Honor Is an Unmarked Grave 

Egotistical author Travis Marshall discovers the unmarked grave of heir Brian Henderson. Marshall is promoting his find to the media, much to the annoyance of McGarrett & Co., who have ... See full summary »


Jack Lord


Leonard Freeman (created by), Bud Freeman


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho
Eileen Heckart ... Agatha Henderson
James Olson ... Travis Marshall
Gerald Waialae Gerald Waialae ... Paul Kanahele (as Jerry Waialae)
Elissa Dulce Hoopai ... Maru (as Elissa Hoopai)
Moe Keale ... Kono
Al Eben Al Eben ... Doc Bergman
Herman Wedemeyer ... Duke
Harry Endo Harry Endo ... Che Fong
David Hashimoto David Hashimoto ... Koji
Bob Sevey Bob Sevey ... Bob Simpson
Stanley Puchalski Stanley Puchalski ... Kimo
Larry Goeas Larry Goeas ... Sgt. Holmes


Egotistical author Travis Marshall discovers the unmarked grave of heir Brian Henderson. Marshall is promoting his find to the media, much to the annoyance of McGarrett & Co., who have re-opened an investigation. Brian Marshall has been missing for seven years. Five-O has to reconstruct what happened to the heir, with no help from Marshall or Agatha Henderson, the wealthy grandmother of the dead man. The case turns out to be an elaborate jigsaw puzzle for McGarrett, which is further complicated when Marshall turns up dead. Written by Bill Koenig

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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28 November 1975 (USA) See more »

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James Oleson's character is seen in the beginning of the episode carrying a red, yellow, blue and green umbrella. It may not have been done deliberately, but that type of umbrella was seen frequently as a symbol in Patrick McGoohan's series of "The Prisoner" in 1967. The character portrayed by Oleson plays an egotistical type who is always shouting harassment from the police. This is similar behavior pulled by the government ruling the village in The Prisoner, the leader of which (Number 2,) is often seen standing close to, or carrying an umbrella which appears to be identical to the one carried by Oleson in this episode. See more »


Travis Marshall: [speaking on television] Harassment! That's what I said. Ever since I wrote... this book. Exposing the inefficiency of the average police department, I have been subjected to harassment by authorities wherever I go.
Danny Williams: Oh, c'mon.
Det. Steve McGarrett: Can you believe that ? Look at that umbrella.
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A change in style.
31 December 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a very unusual episode because it plays more like an old B-mystery movie or an episode of "Miss Marple" or "Murder She Wrote". This isn't a complaint--just an observation that this one isn't much like the average "Hawaii Five-O". It also is unusual because the topic of rape is discussed--and, oddly, it also was the main theme of the next episode. This period in the mid-1970s saw an awakening in discussing rape following the made for TV film "A Case of Rape"--and obviously standards for what was and was not acceptable for television fare had changed--in this case for the better.

The show begins with a hot-shot and self-aggrandizing writer staging the excavation of the grave of a missing heir to a huge fortune. The police arrest him, as the unmarked grave of this murder victim is in a Shinto cemetery--and because the writer (James Olson) is so media-mad, he never consulted the police about his knowledge of the crime. McGarrett is naturally angry about the guy's actions and points out that in the future he MUST go through the police--since doing otherwise would be hindering the investigation. But Olson is a jerk--and he doesn't work with Five-O. In fact, he's soon taken what he's learned and tries to use it for blackmail....with predictable results.

Overall, a decent and different sort of episode. It helped that in addition to the reliable Olson, Eileen Heckart guest starred in the show. Also, this is the second or third time Moe Keale appeared in the show in a supporting role. Later, in the final (and very poor) final season, he'd become a regular member of Five-O.

FYI--This is one of several episodes directed by Jack Lord himself.

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