The Adventures of Hiram Holliday - Season 1

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  • The Invisible Man
    The Invisible Man
    Episode 23
    6.0
    When his friend Joel takes up the sport of boxing, Hiram finds his new skill particularly useful -- becoming invisible.
  • Amontillado
    Amontillado
    Episode 22
    7.0
    In France, accused of attempting to assassinate the Prime Minister, Hiram must employ all his skills, including hypnotism, ju-jitsu, and use of his trusty umbrella, to uncover the real culprits.
  • The Surplus General
    The Surplus General
    Episode 21
    6.0
    Hiram impersonates a general in order to help a princess.
  • Misguided Missile
    Misguided Missile
    Episode 20
    2/27/57
    6.0
    Hiram switches identities with a French scientist in an attempt to keep the secret of the first Earth satellite from foreign agents.
  • Hiram's Holiday
    Hiram's Holiday
    Episode 19
    2/20/57
    6.5
    Attempting to spend a peaceful holiday at a small English hotel, Hiram discovers a gang of counterfeiters who have stolen the engraving plates for the British pound note, and Scotland Yard detectives think he is one of the ring.
  • Ersatz Joel
    Ersatz Joel
    Episode 18
    2/13/57
    6.8
    Back in New York, Hiram is approached by an international spy ring, who attempt to recruit him to their cause by making him think that his friend Joel is already working for them. One of them has undergone plastic surgery to look exactly like Joel.
  • Shipwrecked Ancestor
    1/30/57
    6.8
    In North Africa to trace an ancestor who was once shipwrecked there, Hiram meets a wicked desert sheik with a scheme to extract fuel from sea water.
  • Unkissed Bride
    Unkissed Bride
    Episode 16
    1/16/57
    6.0
    Returning to the U.S. from Amsterdam, Hiram discovers that he was duped into transporting stolen jewels in a toy accordion, and he is forced to enter into a phony marriage on board the ship.
  • Moroccan Hawk Moth
    Moroccan Hawk Moth
    Episode 15
    1/9/57
    6.5
    In Morocco, Hiram inadvertently captures a desert leader's trademark hawk while pursuing the rare spotted hawk moth, and is mistaken for one of a group of conspirators planning the assassination of 4 world leaders.
  • Sturmzig Cunieform
    Sturmzig Cunieform
    Episode 14
    1/2/57
    6.3
    Holliday is in Sturmzig, a strategically important nation in which a new king is to be chosen. Holliday thwarts the nefarious schemes of the evil Baron; but is inadvertantly chosen king. After he defeats the Baron and his henchman, he abdicates.
  • Romantic Pigeon
    Romantic Pigeon
    Episode 13
    12/26/56
    6.8
    In Holland, when a scientist's daughter is kidnapped to force him to reveal his atomic formula, Hiram tracks her down using homing pigeons.
  • Christmas Fruchtbrod Day
    12/19/56
    6.5
    In Vienna, Austria, for the holidays, Hiram discovers that young King Peter is being held prisoner by foreign agents.
  • Dancing Mouse
    Dancing Mouse
    Episode 11
    12/12/56
    6.8
    At a fairground in Genoa, Italy, Hiram is pursued by two dangerous revolutionaries after accidentally photographing them while tracking a rare Japanese mouse.
  • Wrong Rembrandt
    Wrong Rembrandt
    Episode 10
    12/5/56
    7.0
    Aboard a Paris train ferry, Hiram is accused of stealing paintings from the Louvre when the copies he has painted of the masterpieces are mistaken for the real thing.
  • Swiss Titmouse
    Swiss Titmouse
    Episode 9
    11/28/56
    6.0
    In Switzerland to record the mating call of the Swiss titmouse, Hiram encounters a boy king who needs protection from kidnappers.
  • Hawaiian Hamzah
    Hawaiian Hamzah
    Episode 8
    11/21/56
    6.5
    In Hawaii to track down the "hamzah," a language consonant no longer in use, Hiram saves the U.S. Navy from a fantastic plot to immobilize it by using a secret weapon to freeze Pearl Harbor.
  • Monaco Hermit Crab
    Monaco Hermit Crab
    Episode 7
    11/14/56
    6.5
    Visiting the gambling tables in Monte Carlo, Hiram tries out a "system" he developed for roulette and wins a luxury yacht, but then he discovers a plot to flood the U.S. with counterfeit money.
  • Gibraltar Toad
    Gibraltar Toad
    Episode 6
    11/7/56
    6.8
    On the island of Gibraltar looking for a rare species of toad, Hiram becomes involved with a group of gypsies and ends up being accused by the British army of conspiring to blow up the place.
  • The Sea Cucumber
    The Sea Cucumber
    Episode 5
    10/31/56
    8.0
    When Hiram arrives in Hong Kong looking for an unusual sea plant, foreign spies mistake him for someone who is trying to sabotage their sale of some illegal arms, so they send a sexy cafe hostess to keep him busy while they get the guns out of the country.
  • The Hollow Umbrella
    10/24/56
    6.8
    In Paris Hiram discovers a cryptic message in the hollow handle of an umbrella, and until he can sort things out is forced to flee from both a group of spies and the police. First he mingles with the Apache dancers at a Paris nightclub, then poses as a trapeeze aerialist at the circus.moreless
  • False Monarch
    False Monarch
    Episode 3
    10/17/56
    6.8
    In Scotland looking for a rare lichen, Hiram discovers that he looks just like the visiting King of Rocavia, who asks him to serve as a temporary stand-in. But when someone then tries to kill him, he becomes suspicious of the king's motives.
  • Lapidary Wheel
    Lapidary Wheel
    Episode 2
    10/10/56
    7.0
    On a train from London north to Scotland, Hiram encounters thieves trying to steal a famous diamond, and must deal with a murder and a dangerous cobra.
  • Attache Case
    Attache Case
    Episode 1
    10/3/56
    6.0
    When proofreader Hiram saves the publisher of the New York Chronicle from a half-million dollar libel suit by pointing out a misplaced comma, he is rewarded with a bonus and a trip around the world, the first leg of which is a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to England. In this first adventure, Hiram uses his trusty umbrella to prevent thieves from making off with an attache case containing documents of international importance.moreless
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