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The Adventures of Hiram Holliday

The Adventures of Hiram Holliday Cast
Series Description

The Adventures of Hiram Holliday TV show was a 30 minute comedy series on NBC about a meek appearing newspaper proofreader who surprises everyone with his amazing skills similar to those of the famed spy character James Bond. After getting a trip around the world from his publisher for saving the newpaper from a law suit, Hiram travelled the world solving crimes and defeating the evil plans of international spies.

Adventures of Hiram Holliday Cast

Wally Cox ................ Hiram Holliday
Ainslie Pryor ............ Joel Smith
Thurston Hall ............ Harrison Prescott


There were three episodes of the Adventures of Hiram Holliday that were produced but not broadcast due to early cancellation of the series. Their titles were "The Surplus General", "Amontillado", and "The Invisible Man".

The TV show was based on a 1939 novel by Paul Gallico which was also titled, "Adventures of Hiram Holliday".

Hiram achieved his super hero skills by years of training in activities including several types of physical combat, markmanship, rock climbing and scuba diving among others.

Wally Cox played mostly meek characters during his career but in actuality he was extremely fit with a rock hard body. Unfortunately, Wally suffered from typecasting. He also played a meek Junior High School Science teacher in his best known role on the series, "Mr. Peepers". Who knows what great roles Mr. Cox could have played if not for that typecasting?

Probably the main reason that the Adventures of Hiram Holliday didn't last long is that the budget for the show was miniscule. That made the depictions of the exotic locales he travelled to very hard to make appear realistic and made the rest of the plotline that much harder to believe.

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

The First And Only Season

  1. Attache Case (10/3/1956)
  2. Lapidary Wheel (10/10/1956)
  3. False Monarch (10/17/1956)
  4. The Hollow Umbrella (10/24/1956)
  5. The Sea Cucumber (10/31/1956)
  6. Gibraltar Road (11/7/1956)
  7. Monaco Hermit Crab (11/14/1956)
  8. Hawaiian Hamzah (11/21/1956)
  9. Swiss Titmouse (11/28/1956)
  10. Wrong Rembrandt (12/5/1956)
  11. Dancing Mouse (12/12/1956)
  12. Christmas Fruchtbrod Day (12/19/1956)
  13. Romantic Pigeon (12/26/1956)
  14. Sturmzig Cunieform (1/2/1957)
  15. Moroccan Hawk Moth (1/9/1957)
  16. Unkissed Bride (1/16/1957)
  17. Shipwrecked Ancestor (1/30/1957)
  18. Ersatz Joel (2/13/1957)
  19. Hiram's Holiday (2/20/1957)
  20. Misguided Missile (2/27/1957)

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