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Season 1

Danger in Paradise

Paradise is the name of a vast ranch on the big island of Hawaii. Ina Balin and Jean Marie Hon play leading ladies in this ranch. The story line brings Mitch Fears, played by Cliff Potts, back to the Paradise Ranch after five years exile when he is sent for by his buddy Oscar, played by big Bill Lucking. Ina Balin, his wicked stepmother, is threatening to sell a portion of Paradise to mob backed developers for $5 million over the almost dead body of Potts' father, Barrett Fears, played by John Denher. Old Barrett, a tyrant in his time and is being left to die by his much younger wife, but he's too stubborn to criticize her to his son.
Guest Stars: Sandy Will as Candy | Dave Clannon as Unknown | Lynette Chun as Unknown | Richard Venture as Unknown | Michael Mullins (1) as Bobby Fears | Harry Moses as Stephen | Denny Miller as Unknown | Richard McKenzie as Carson Fears | Jean Marie Hon as Reva | Wayne Heffley as Unknown | Noel Conlon as Unknown | Anthony Charnota as Unknown | Peter Brandon as Unknown | Ina Balin as Marla Fears
Director: Marvin Chomsky

1 :01x01 - Gandy

Gandy, a helicopter pilot bilks Keke, Barrett's niece, out of a big sum of dollars to pay a greedy banker. Keke Fears refuses to allow a potentially ruinous sugar cane blight to spoil her 18th. birthday luau, particularly when it brings a handsome crop duster helicopter pilot into her life.
Guest Stars: Peter Marshall (2) as Whipple | Kimo Kahoano as Brad Nagel | Don Johnson as Gandy
Director: Lawrence Doheny

2 :01x02 - The Sun Children

When typhoid fever threatens to spread, a neighboring rancher (John Larch) blames a hippie commune squatting on Paradise Ranch. An epidemic of typhoid fever hits the Paradise Ranch and Barrett and Mitch Fears try to stop the spreading fever and the animosity of their neighbors toward a hippie commune that is suspected of causing the fever.
Guest Stars: John Larch as Walter Morrison | Cal Bellini as Joe Minho | Tricia O'Neil as Dr. Ericka Bergen | Ted Shackelford as Moonstar
Director: Seymour Robbie

3 :01x03 - Pipeline

Mitch must come to the rescue of a divorcee with whom he is romantically involved when Max, her brutal ex-husband, threatens to beat her, at the same time he's busy supervising a water pipeline construction.
Guest Stars: Sam Peters as Pappy | Stephen Macht as Max | Linda Gray as Annie
Director: Burt Kennedy

4 :01x04 - Red Midnight

While Mitch, a newly licensed pilot, and his father are flying over the Mauna Loa volcano, which is threatening a big ranch, the plane develops engine trouble and they crash land just as the crater starts to erupt. Mitch (Cliff Potts) has just got his pilot's license, and asks his father to join him for a ride. The plane is circling the Mauna Loa Volcano when it develops engine trouble and Mitch has to crash land the plane. Just at that moment, the volcano provides a little trouble of its own
Guest Stars: Seth Sakai as Brossman | Charles Peck as Reggie
Director: Noel Black
Writer: Ken Kolb

5 :01x05 - Graduation Eve

A power failure plunges the island into darkness and Mitch Fears is deputized to help cope with what is expected to be widespread looting. It's graduation eve for the high school students. Li will need the best car of Mr. Flirts, but his father will deny him this favor. Meanwhile, a girl awaits for Mitch at home. Apparently she is just a clueless tourist.
Guest Stars: Michael Snedecker as Mike | Connie Sawyer as Ethel Page | Walter Brooke as Giles Webber | Sandy McPeak as Charley Woodman | Marcy Lafferty as Susan Barlow
Director: Harry Falk

6 :01x06 - Yesterdays

When Mitch yearns to go to the Surfing Finals with pro-surfers Terry Manhoff and Kay Stratton, Barrett, his father, advises him that living in the past is just another way of dying.
Guest Stars: Michael Parks as Terry Manhoff | Jack Starrett as Unknown
Director: Burt Kennedy

7 :01x07 - You Can't Lose 'Em All

In high hopes of making a bundle, Derby O'Brian, the devious sidekick of Cal Seward, an ailing rodeo champion, persuades Mitch Fears to enter the competition facing the champ-then bets heavily against Mitch.
Guest Stars: David Wayne as Derby O'Brian | Richard Jaeckel as Cal Seward
Director: Ernest Pintoff
Writer: Martin Roth

8 :01x08 - The Trouble with Tina

When Mitch Fears rejects advances by a teenage country girl, she retaliates by accusing him of rape.

Guest Stars: Cindy Eilbacher as Tina Munson | Sandy Ward as Ed Munson | Patricia Herman as Judge Miller | Terence Knapp as Bryant

9 :01x09 - Sarah

At a home for wayward girls, the director begins a relationship with Teri, a troubled girl. Sarah, Mitch's girlfriend, runs the home.

Mitch is keen on Sarah, who is in charge of the rehabilitation centre for female ex-cons. Teri, a trouble-maker at the centre, escapes one night and is not heard of and seen for some time.
In the sub-plot, divorcee Renee (who is also Mitch'a friend) goes home to collect her child from ex-husband Brett and runs into an argument with him over the matter. Then Brett is found killed, and Renee is the prime suspect.
Guest Stars: Bill Fiddler as Sinclair | Luella Costello as Renee | Jack Hisatake as Kiramatsu | Lou Richards as Brett | Rosanna Huffman as Helen | Mare Winningham as Teri | Pamela Bellwood as Sarah
Director: Seymour Robbie
Writer: Tim Maschler

10 :01x10 - Blind Rage

All the people of Paradise Ranch, except Keke go to town for the annual festival. During their absence a blind man, Paul Canyon, shows up. He comes accompanied by a fierce and dangerous dog. The mysterious stranger carries a briefcase that gets opened by accident. Inside there is a gun, a rope and a bottle with a liquid.

Revenge-filled and blind Paul Canyon kidnaps Mitch and Keke. He says Barrett is responsible for making his life miserable - taking his fiance and making him blind long ago - and now he wants to hit back.
Guest Stars: James Olson as Paul Canyon
Director: William Wiard
Writer: Ken Kolb

11 :01x11 - The Sugar War

A casual flirtation between Mitch Fears and a pretty sunbather leads to a half million dollar lawsuit that hampers his father obtaining a needed bank loan for the ranch.

During his business trip in Honolulu, Mitch meets a pretty girl with higher aims. She's being stalked by an actor who never ceases to annoy. Mitch has no choice but to hit him, breaking his nose.

Guest Stars: Marianna Hill as unknown | Robert Loggia as unknown | John Larch as Walter Morrison
Director: Alf Kjellin

12 :01x12 - Tightrope

A bigoted tourist helps stir tensions that lead to an identity crisis for Oscar Kalahai when his nephew Kimo angrily challenges his place in the family.

Aloni, a headstrong Hawaiian youth, is arrested for driving at high speed. Upon learning this, Acohi's boss fires him and the lad threatens his boss. The next day the boss is found murdered and Aloni is charged with homicide. A moustachioed tourist helps increase the tension that leads Oscar Kalahani to an identity crisis when his obfuscated nephew Kimo questions his place in the family. Oscar is forced to seek his heritage when he's caught in a racist mire in a murder investigation. He tries to help suspect Aloni but finds himself shut out by his people.
Director: Robert Douglas
Writer: Tim Maschler
Warning: Big Hawaii guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 21, 1977
Ended: November 30, 1977
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