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Release Date:
8 November 1952 (USA) See more »
A well-meaning but bumbling real-estate agent always getting into trouble with his boss and has to be constantly rescued by his secretary, who loves him.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 13)

Robert Cummings ... Robert Beanblossom / ... (32 episodes, 1952-1953)

Julie Bishop ... Julie Marshall / ... (32 episodes, 1952-1953)

John Litel ... Mr. Willis Thackery / ... (30 episodes, 1952-1953)

Series Directed by
Leslie Goodwins (20 episodes, 1952-1953)
Oscar Rudolph (6 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Writing credits
Maurice Richlin (14 episodes, 1952-1953)
Hendrik Vollaerts (14 episodes, 1952-1953)
Robert Cummings (6 episodes, 1952-1953)
Jack Elinson (5 episodes, 1952-1953)
Norman Paul (5 episodes, 1952-1953)
Roland MacLane (4 episodes, 1952-1953)
Dick Conway (3 episodes, 1952-1953)

Series Produced by
Edmund Beloin .... producer (28 episodes, 1952-1953)
Don Sharpe .... producer (12 episodes, 1952-1953)
Robert Cummings .... producer / executive producer (6 episodes, 1952-1953)
Mort Greene .... producer (6 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Original Music by
Leon Klatzkin (10 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Cinematography by
George E. Diskant (19 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Film Editing by
Sherman Todd (7 episodes, 1952-1953)
Frank Doyle (5 episodes, 1952-1953)
James Smith (4 episodes, 1952-1953)
Samuel E. Beetley (3 episodes, 1953)
Series Art Direction by
Ralph Berger (18 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Set Decoration by
Glen Daniels (13 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Costume Design by
Orbach (1 episode, 1952)
Series Makeup Department
Karl Herlinger .... makeup artist / makeup (9 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Production Management
Ruby Rosenberg .... production supervisor (19 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Pommer .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Orbach .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1953)
Series Music Department
Leon Klatzkin .... conductor / composer: additional music / ... (15 episodes, 1952-1953)

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Additional Details

30 min (33 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Quaint early sitcom, 25 November 2002
Author: F Gwynplaine MacIntyre from Minffordd, North Wales

The 1952 American sitcom 'My Hero' was the second Yank comedy series transmitted on British television. (The first was "Amos 'n' Andy", airing on the BBC fortnightly from April 1954. 'My Hero' made its UK debut on ITV in September 55. The third Yank sitcom to show up in Britain was some unfunny piece of gudge about a redhead and a conga player.)

American actor Robert Cummings worked under several different names. He started out in the theatre as a fake Englishman under the stage name Blade Stanhope Conway. When that gambit failed to get him any bookings, he adopted a Southern accent and made his Broadway debut as Brice Hutchins. Eventually he got work in films as a dramatic actor under his real name, Robert Cummings (notably in Hitchcock's 'Saboteur' and 'Dial M for Murder'), but he billed himself as BOB Cummings when he played comedy roles.

'My Hero' stars Bob Cummings in comedy mode as Bob Beanblossom (ouch!), a charming but incompetent estate agent in Los Angeles. The 'My' in the title is his attractive secretary Julie Marshall, who for some reason idolises Bob even though she is constantly rescuing him whenever he screws up a deal. Bob's hot-tempered boss is Willis Thackery.

'My Hero' isn't very funny, although it's a lot less painful to watch than an unrelated British sitcom of the same title, made nearly 50 years later. Bob Cummings was a charming, easy-going actor, and his presence brought pleasance, rather than hilarity, to the proceedings.

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