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Release Date:
3 October 1956 (USA) See more »
Hiram, thought to be a meek-little nobody by everyone around him, is one day discovered to have a range... See more »
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Wally Cox ... Hiram Holliday / ... (26 episodes, 1956-1961)
Ainslie Pryor ... Joel Smith (26 episodes, 1956-1961)

Series Directed by
Philip Rapp (9 episodes, 1956-1959)
George Cahan (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Series Writing credits
Paul Gallico (24 episodes, 1956-1959)
Philip Rapp (9 episodes, 1956-1957)
Richard Powell (2 episodes, 1957-1959)

Series Produced by
Philip Rapp .... producer (11 episodes, 1956-1959)
Robert Stillman .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1956-1959)
Series Original Music by
Raoul Kraushaar (1 episode, 1957)

Michael Goldsen (unknown episodes)
Eddie Sauter (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Lester Shorr (10 episodes, 1956-1959)
Series Film Editing by
Bruce B. Pierce (5 episodes, 1956-1959)
Fred R. Feitshans Jr. (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
Series Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster (1 episode, 1959)
Series Production Design by
Arthur Lonergan (7 episodes, 1956-1959)
Series Set Decoration by
Raymond Boltz Jr. (5 episodes, 1956)
Series Makeup Department
Webster C. Phillips .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1959)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Vreeland .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1956-1959)
Series Art Department
Tom Coleman .... property man (6 episodes, 1956)
Series Sound Department
Jack A. Goodrich .... sound (3 episodes, 1956-1959)
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1956)
Series Visual Effects by
Louis DeWitt .... photographic effects (7 episodes, 1956-1959)
Jack Rabin .... photographic effects (7 episodes, 1956-1959)
Series Casting Department
Lynn Stalmaster .... casting supervisor (6 episodes, 1956)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Tauss .... wardrobe (7 episodes, 1956-1959)
Series Editorial Department
Fred R. Feitshans Jr. .... supervising film editor / supervising editor (4 episodes, 1956-1959)
Series Music Department
Raoul Kraushaar .... music supervisor (7 episodes, 1956-1959)
Series Other crew
William J. Hole Jr. .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1956)
Fred Cavens .... fencing master (5 episodes, 1956-1959)

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Additional Details

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30 min (26 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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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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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
One of My Favorite Shows When I Was A Child, 16 October 2004
Author: Richard Nathan ( from Burbank, California

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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