Circus Boy

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Circus Boy
Premiere September 23, 1956
Finale December 12, 1957
Network NBC (season 1)
ABC (season 2)
Style 30-minute western
Company Norbert Productions
Screen Gems Television
Seasons 2
Episodes 49
Origin USA

Circus Boy is a western that aired on NBC for one season and ABC for one season.

Set in the late 1890s, the title of the series refers to a boy named Corky. After his parents, "The Flying Falcons," were killed in a trapeze accident, young Corky was adopted by Joey the Clown, and the whole Burke and Walsh Circus family.

The young boy quickly found a role with the circus as water boy to Bimbo, a baby elephant whom Corky would come to consider his pet. Riding Bimbo's back, Corky dealt with adolescent problems, and helped the show's adults including Joey, owner/promoter Big Tim Champion. and head canvasman Pete, keep the circus successful as the traveling show moved from town to town each week.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Mickey Braddock Corky 1 2
Noah Beery Uncle Joey 1 2
Robert Lowery Big Tim Champion 1 2
Guinn Williams Pete 1 2


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 23, 1956 June 23, 1957 36
Season Two September 19, 1957 December 12, 1957 13


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