"A Dime a Dozen"
is an episode of the American television detective
series Hawaiian Eye
Lt David Blair, scion of a wealthy family, has been seeing Lynn for several weeks, but now must break off with her. He is engaged to his childhood sweetheart, the equally wealthy Rikki Whitman, who has just arrived in Honolulu. Lynn is crushed, but after David returns to the army base, she finds his wallet on the beach. An unemployed actress, behind on her rent in the disreputable Seven Seas Hotel, nevertheless Lynn does not touch the money in the wallet. Her landlord, Dan Holt, a part-time tatoo artist, has no such qualms, but only manages to get a slip of paper from the billfold before Lynn grabs it back.
The paper contains the combination to a safe in the Officer's Club. Lt David Blair is the financial officer for the club's charity ball. Tracey Steele brings Cricket to the ball at the invitation of his old friend Col Davidson, who introduces them to David and Rikki. Also present is Dan Holt, who burgles the safe unnoticed. When the theft is discovered, David falls under suspicion, since no force was used on the safe. Since David refuses to speak, Steele must track down Lynn from the envelope she used to return David's wallet. In doing so, he catches the real thief and reunites David and Lynn.
- Doug Mossman ...as Moke (billed as Marty)
- Andre Philippe ...as Paul
All the Warner Brothers detective shows of the late fifties and early sixties had one or more musical interludes written into the teleplay. For this episode, Connie Stevens sang What's New?
with the Shell Bar band accompanying her.
This was one of the very few episodes without a homicide in the storyline.