The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956)

TV Series  |   |  Adventure, Western
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 64 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's. Although Ricky, who lived on his Uncle Sandy's ranch, had a ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
a list of 981 titles
created 24 Sep 2012
 
a list of 18 titles
created 08 Oct 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956)

The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Adventures of Champion.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1956   1955   Unknown  

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Kit and his pal El Toro go all over the west securing justice for all (absolutely no connection with the historical character).

Stars: Bill Williams, Don Diamond, John L. Cason
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The sole surviving Texas Ranger of an ambush arranged by Butch Cavandish returns to fight back as a masked hero.

Director: William A. Fraker
Stars: Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse, Christopher Lloyd
The Texan (1958–1960)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble , but trouble finds him.

Stars: Rory Calhoun, Regis Parton, Duncan Lamont
Laramie (1959–1963)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington
The Range Rider (1951–1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The Range Rider, had a reputation for fairness, fighting ability, and accuracy with his guns and was known far and wide, even by the Indians.

Stars: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Jones, Bob Woodward
Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks
The Gene Autry Show (1950–1955)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The already legendary singing cowboy rode with his comic pal Pat from town to town bringing justice, song and his horse Champion to the old Southwest.

Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram
The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart
Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Drama | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr
Broken Arrow (1956–1960)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians.

Stars: John Lupton, Michael Ansara, Steven Ritch
Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)
Action | Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana. In reality, he was working for John Colton, the civil administrator of the city.... See full summary »

Stars: Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Kevin Hagen
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Champion ...
 Champion, the Wonder Horse / ... (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Barry Curtis ...
 Ricky North (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jim Bannon ...
 Sandy North (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Blaze ...
 Rebel, the Dog (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Edit

Storyline

The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's. Although Ricky, who lived on his Uncle Sandy's ranch, had a magnetic attraction for trouble, he was always rescued by the Wonder Horse, aided by the boy's other bosom companion, German shepherd dog, Rebel. Written by Andy Barsby

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 September 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Champion - ihmehevonen  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Champion was in fact played by four different horses. The original "Champion" that made Gene Autry famous in the movies is not the same horse that appeared in the 1955-1956 TV series. Champion easily earned his title of "Wonder Horse" by performing a variety of tricks which included kneeling, untying rope knots and dancing and prancing for the public. It died (buried at Autry's Melody Ranch) when Autry was serving in the military during World War II. The others: "Champion" (the horse of the TV series), a chestnut stallion foaled in 1940. The others - "Champion Jr." and "Little Champion" - were all used in Autry's postwar films. "Champion's" hoofprints can be seen in front of Graumann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Just a Minute: Episode #3.9 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Champion The Wonder Horse
(uncredited)
Music by Norman Luboff
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman
Sung by Mike Stewart
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

TV how it used to be.
7 March 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

One of those classic gems of 50's made American TV. Innocent and wholesome, the bad guys wore black hats, the good guys wore white hats and the kid, the horse and the dog saved the day ! Brilliant. Period.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Saturday morning pictures.. pigeye-jackson
Was great kevin-hepworth
It's on Hulu maxman-5
Wow! maxman-5
Discuss The Adventures of Champion (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page