Hiram, thought to be a meek-little nobody by everyone around him, is one day discovered to have a range of skills that would make James Bond green with envy. The publisher of the newspaper ... See full summary »
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Friday, December 18, 1959
S1.E24 The Adventure of the Diamond Eater
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1961   1959   1957   1956  

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 Hiram Holliday / ... (26 episodes, 1956-1961)
Ainslie Pryor ...
 Joel Smith (26 episodes, 1956-1961)
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Hiram, thought to be a meek-little nobody by everyone around him, is one day discovered to have a range of skills that would make James Bond green with envy. The publisher of the newspaper where he works as a proofreader, recognizing the sales potential of Hiram's story, sends the young man on a trip around the world along with reporter Joel Smith to document his adventures for readers back home. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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3 October 1956 (USA)  »

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(26 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The series was based on a 1939 novel of the same name by Paul Gallico. See more »

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One of My Favorite Shows When I Was A Child
16 October 2004 | by (Burbank, California) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite television programs when I was a child. I was delighted when I recently found some episodes on home video. It holds up well. Wally Cox does a magnificent job of portraying a loner with a deeply romantic soul. I found something melancholy about his performance that I certainly didn't see when I was a child. The film was based on a series of short stories by Paul Gallico, written in the late 1930's, in which Hiram Holliday fought Nazis. The character in the book was described as slightly overweight, and seemed much less of a bookwork than the character Wally Cox portrayed. I would like to see a feature film remake with Kevin Spacey in the lead, but I'm sure it will never happen.


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