HOT OFF THE WIRE (Jim Backus Show) 1960
JIM BACKUS SHOW
Syndicated (30 min.)
Premiered: September 1, 1960 Last Aired: September 1, 1961
Also called "Hot Off The Wire" Jim Backus (later famous as Mr Magoo and Mr Howell on GilliganÍs Island) and Nita Talbot star in this sitcom about a small town newspaper looking for the Big Story!
This series lasted one season and is extremely hard to find!
Here are 6 very rare episodes
New York's "mad bomber" plants one of his devices in the office of Headline Press Service.
O'Toole sends a young reporter to cover the arrival of a beautiful heiress. When the reporter is unable to get a story, O'Toole goes out himself and finds he is the new romantic interest of the heiress.
A WOMANÍS TOUCH
Dora takes over operations for a week and hires a new sales manager - with a winning personality but a very questionable background
OÍToole is refused an interview with a famous actress, so he decides to create a movie star of his own.
OLD ARMY GAME
O'Toole dons his old Army uniform to join his buddy (Maurice Gosfield) in exposing a group of racketeers who are preying on soldiers on leave.
When a multi-millionaire is about to take his 12th bride, O'Toole coaxes Dora to pose as a model to get the story but the old boy falls for Dora instead.