CTVA US Sci-Fi - "World of Giants" (1959) starring Marshall Thompson, Arthur Franz

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World of Giants (1957/59)
Episode Guide  compiled The Classic TV Archive
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WORLD OF GIANTS
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Production Company NOT known
Filmed
for CBS
for
First-Run Syndication
Produced by William Alland and Otto Lang
(also Ralph Smart? and Edgar Peterson ?) 

US Sci-Fi series 1957/1959 13 episodes x 30 min bw
filmed 1957/ released 1959

Starring
Marshall Thompson as Mel Hunter
Arthur Franz as Bill Winters
Marcia Henderson as Miss Brown
John Gallaudet as Commissioner Hogg
 
Premise:
In an attempt to expose criminal organizations, an experiment is
conducted wherein American counter-espionage agent Mel Hunter is reduced
to a height of six inches, thus enabling him to do things that normal
agents cannot. Stories relate his adventures as he and his normal-sized
partner Bill Winters carry out dangerous assignments for the government.

Note:
Some sources say this series was filmed in the UK.
But Guest Cast details indicate that it was more likely filmed in the
USA.

Also See   --"Land of the Giants" (1968-70)

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[01] World of Giants:
SPECIAL AGENT a.k.a. LOOK UP AT A MONSTER
1959
written by Donald Duncan and Jack Laird
directed by Otto Lang
guest cast:
James Seay
Tom McKee
Craig Duncan
Bill and Mel are given their first assignment since the accident:
breaking into a Washington DC warehouse suspected of being the
headquarters of an international spy ring.

[02] World of Giants:
TIME BOMB
1959
written by Charles Lawson
directed by Otto Lang
guest cast:
Tom Brown
Don C. Harvey
Don Eitner
Mel faces the horrors of the outside world for the first time as
he races from the house to the garage in order to warn Bill of a
suspicious ticking package that has arrived in the mail.

[03] World of Giants:
TEETH OF THE WATCHDOG
1959
written by Joe Stone and Paul King
directed by Monroe Askins
guest cast:
Carol Kelly
Charles Maxwell
Richard Emory
Bill and Mel are sent to interrogate a former actress suspected of
being a courier for an international spy ring.

[04] World of Giants:
DEATH TRAP
1959
written by Donald Duncan
directed by Byron Haskin
guest cast:
Tom Brown
Tom McKee
Keith Richards
Clarence Straight
Wade Cagle
Gay Gadbois
Bill is involved in an auto accident that throws Mel's briefcase
with him inside clear of the car where it can't be found.

[05] World of Giants:
GAMBLING STORY
1959
written by Richard Carr
directed by Nathan Juran
guest cast:
Berry Kroeger
Ivan Triesault
Michael Garth
Frank Scannell
Tom Wilde
Harry Clexx
Mel and Bill prepare a trap to prove the owner of an illegal casino
is paying off a foreign agent at the roulette wheel.

[06] World of Giants:
CHEMICAL STORY
1959
written by Meyer Dolinsky and Robert C. Dennis
directed by Gene Lourie
guest cast:
Peggy Castle
Gavin MacLeod
John Van Dreelen
Mel becomes trapped in a refigerator as he tries to recover vials
of a stolen Yttrium phosphorus compound.

[07] World of Giants:
FEATHERED FOE
1959
written by Dan Lundberg and Hugh Lacey
directed by Nathan Juran
guest cast:
Douglas Dick
Nestor Paiva
Gregg Palmer
Brett Halsey
Bill and Mel go after an enemy agent operating from a hideout in
the wilderness and using carier pigeons to deliver stolen secrets to his superiors.

[08] World of Giants:
THE POOL
1959
written by Lawrence Mascot
directed by Nathan Juran
guest cast:
Allison Hayes
William Masters
Robert Fuller
Robert Tetrick
Mary Hartman
Dean Severence
After Bill gets shot, Mel is on his own to retrieve an enemy
codebook, copy it down, and return it to its hiding place in a swimming pool.

[09] World of Giants:
RAINBOW OF FIRE
1959
written by A. Sanford Wolf and Irwin Whitehouse (or Winehouse?)
directed by Harry Horner
guest cast:
Eduardo Noriega
Eugene Martin
Alex Montoya
Manuel Paris
Salvadore
Bill and Mel are sent to recover a rocket, which contains a top
secret electronic recording device, after it malfunctions and
lands in the Caribbean.

[10] World of Giants:
THE SMUGGLERS
1959
written by Fred Freiberger
directed by Nathan Juran
guest cast:
Ziva Rodann
Walter Reed
Roy Gordon
Donald Lawton
Harry Landers
John Hart
Bill and Mel travel to Hong Kong in order to break up a
ring that is smuggling Chinese Nationals of off the mainland.

[11] World of Giants:
OFF BEAT
1959
written by Kay Lenard and Jess Carneol
directed by Harry Horner
guest cast:
Johnny Silver
Narda Onyx
Bill Walker
Arthur Kendall
Frank Kreig
Steve Drexel
Robert Swan
Bill and Mel are on the trail of art thieves when Mel becomes
convinced that a jazz musician, who was disfigured in an auto
accident is an impostor.

[12] World of Giants:
UNEXPECTED MURDER
1959
written by Meyer Dolinsky
directed by Jack Arnold
guest cast:
Mark Roberts
Pamela Duncan
Harry Lauter
Edwin Mills
Bill learns that a pharmacist at a local drug store is an ex-con
who has seduced the owner's wife and persauded her to help him
smuggle counterfeit money.

[13] World of Giants:
PANIC IN 3-B (final episode)
1959
written by A. Sanford Wolf and Irwin Winehouse
directed by Jack Arnold
guest cast:
Maria Palmer
Edgar Barrier
Eastern European agents trick Bill and Brownie into leaving the
apartment so that they can kidnap Mel in order to discover
exactly what caused him to shrink.

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