Charles Dubin, Hawaii Five-O director, dies

Charles S. Dubin, one of the leading directors of the original Hawaii Five-O television series, has passed away at the age of 92.

Five-O was just one of Dubin’s many credits. The New York Times’s obituary, which you can read by BY CLICKING HERE, mostly discussed how he directed 44 episode of the 1972-83 series M*A*S*H. For our purposes, though, we wanted to note how he directed 25 episodes of the orignal Hawaii Five-O television series between 1968 and 1977. Five-O, a crime drama, frequently had espionage-themed episodes.

Dubin’s Five-O work inclued the show’s only three-part episode, V for Vashon, in which Steve McGarrett took down three generations of a Hawaii crime family and its sequel, The Case Against McGarrett. Dubin also directed one of the series’ Wo Fat episodes, “Presenting…in the Center Ring…Murder.” His final Five-O effort was to direct a script by Alvin Sapinsley, who penned the four Vashon episodes, called The Descent of the Torches.

Here’s the end of the first installment of the Vashon saga, which ran during Five-O’s fifth season:

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