The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1956–1957)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Stars: Mickey Rooney, John Hubbard, Regis Toomey
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 Hiram Holliday / ... (24 episodes, 1956-1959)
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 Joel Smith (24 episodes, 1956-1959)
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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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The series was based on a 1939 novel of the same name by Paul Gallico. See more »

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I & my h.s. buddies always enjoyed this show during its brief run. I think it may have been slightly too erudite for the mid fifties.
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I'm surprised that nobody has done a remake or theater version of it. I think it would be perfect for David Hyde-Pierce. If Hiram was updated, he could be working for the CIA or Homeland Security. As I recall, he was an absolute master of languages & dialects & a martial arts expert (if you can accept a rolled-up umbrella as a weapon). Maybe the country isn't ready yet for a spoof of our semi-sacred national security establishment but I always think that a little black humor can be a tonic for the soul. It might even work into a video game format, although it was probably too tame for current tastes. Maybe it is better to leave it in the past when times were simpler.


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