TV Show With 6-Inch Tall Secret Agent

by Robert Davis
(Chesapeake, VA)

World of Giants

World of Giants

Born in 1954, as a small child I watched a television series that had a team of federal agent partners. The unusual thing was one of the agents was only 6 inches tall. The partner of the 6-inch agent would carry the little guy around in a hard briefcase.

The 6-inch agent had a plush chair complete with a seatbelt and trap door. Sometimes when his partner would get into trouble, the 6-inch agent would exit the trap door of the briefcase and cut through the rope used to tie up his captured partner before the bad guys returned. He would also exit the briefcase and take pictures of, say, secret rocket fuel, then slipped back into the briefcase unnoticed.

Does anyone know the name of the show or anything about this unusual TV series? Many years later, there was a show called "Land of the Giants" that had to be a knock off on this earlier TV show.

Comments for TV Show With 6-Inch Tall Secret Agent

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

World of Giants
by: Don (Webmaster)

Robert, I'd forgotten about this vintage spy series. I was fascinated by its storyline too. So unusual, and the special effects were so well done for its day.

The show was called World of Giants, but it was mostly known as WOG. I did a little digging online and discovered that the series lasted one only season of 13 episodes in 1959.

The black and white, 30-minute show starred film star Marshal Thompson (1925-1992) as Mel Hunter, the 6-inch tall secret agent. From 1952 to 1991, Thompson had bit parts and starring roles in numerous TV shows, but he was best known as Dr. Marsh Tracy in the African adventure series Daktari (1966-1969), alongside Clarence the crossed-eyed lion and Judy the chimp. Previously, in 1965, he had starred in the movie Clarence, the Crossed-Eyed Lion.

The WOG series was produced by CBS Productions and United Artists Television. It also starred Arthur Franz as Bill Winters, Mel's fellow agent, friend, and handler. Mell says about his friend: "Good old Bill. Without him, I didn't want to think what life would be like without Bill. Even with Bill, I'd never be safe, no matter where I am. Things most people wouldn't notice could mean death to me."

Search on YouTube for "World of Giants" and you might even find a complete episode to watch, but no promises, as videos sometimes get removed.

The World of Giants show was so unique. Great memories!

by: Anonymous

Actually, WOG was produced entirely by Ziv-Television for CBS. Ziv-TV wouldn't be sold to UA until 1960.

Thanks So Much!
by: Robert Davis

Thanks so much! I want to see the famous fight scene with a domestic cat where Hunter stabs the cat in the front paw with a fountain pen and then has to dial a full size rotary telephone.

Love this site!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Nostalgia Television.

Visit the Homemade Dessert Recipes Home Page

Old Fashioned Rose Cookbook Icon

Donald Bell is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to If you make a purchase through a link on this page, I may receive a small commission to help support this site — at no extra cost to you. Thank you.

Don Bell with Old Fashioned Recipes

Please click the Like button above and help me preserve Grandma's old fashioned recipes in their original form.

Mystery Quiz

Mystery Item

What is this antique item? The Answer is found below.

Recent Articles

  1. Downspout 10 String Wind Harp

    I watched the video on making an Aeolian downspout harp and proceeded to create one: a 3x4-inch, 3 foot long, 10 string, 2 sided wind harp. I thought it

    Read More

  2. My Solo Build It Review & How to Build a Recipe Site

    Read my detailed Solo Build It Review with Q&As and step-by-step instructions on How to Build a Recipe Site.

    Read More

  3. Bake Homemade Pie Pops Today

    Make your own flaky, golden pie pops and surprise your friends and family with a truly yummy dessert treat that's easy to make and fun to serve.

    Read More

  4. Vintage Dessert Cake Recipes

    You will love these old fashioned dessert cake recipes for when you want to serve something that's proven to be delicious and different.

    Read More

  5. Basic Homemade Cake Recipe with 12 Variations

    You'll love this basic homemade cake recipe with simple variations for making up to 12 vintage dessert cakes.

    Read More


Quiz Answer

Grandma's button hooks for  fastening tight buttons on leather boots and gloves.