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Release Date:
23 September 1956 (USA) See more »
12-year-old Corky has been adopted by a traveling circus owned by Big Tim Champion. He is water boy to baby elephant Bimbo and otherwise participates in the behind-the-scenes life of the circus. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 44)

Micky Dolenz ... Corky (49 episodes, 1956-1957)

Noah Beery Jr. ... Joey, the Clown (49 episodes, 1956-1957)
Robert Lowery ... Big Tim Champion (49 episodes, 1956-1957)
Bimbo the Elephant ... Bimbo (48 episodes, 1956-1957)
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Pete, the Canvasman (35 episodes, 1956-1957)
Victor Adamson ... Circus Worker / ... (22 episodes, 1956-1957)

Series Directed by
Robert G. Walker (23 episodes, 1956-1957)
George Archainbaud (8 episodes, 1956-1957)
William Beaudine (4 episodes, 1957)
Fred Jackman Jr. (4 episodes, 1957)
Lew Landers (4 episodes, 1957)
Douglas Heyes (2 episodes, 1956)
Series Writing credits
Victor McLeod (15 episodes, 1956-1957)
Lee Erwin (12 episodes, 1956-1957)
Wallace Bosco (5 episodes, 1957)
Kenneth A. Enochs (5 episodes, 1957)
Douglas Heyes (3 episodes, 1956)
Charles Stewart (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Mona Fisher (2 episodes, 1957)
Philip Keith Palmer (2 episodes, 1957)
Barney Slater (2 episodes, 1957)

Series Produced by
Norm Blackburn .... producer (49 episodes, 1956-1957)
Herbert B. Leonard .... producer (49 episodes, 1956-1957)
Douglas Heyes .... associate producer (35 episodes, 1956-1957)
Victor McLeod .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1957)
Series Cinematography by
Irving Lippman (23 episodes, 1956-1957)
Fred Jackman Jr. (7 episodes, 1956-1957)
William P. Whitley (6 episodes, 1957)
Benjamin H. Kline (3 episodes, 1957)
Frank G. Carson (2 episodes, 1957)
Edward Linden (2 episodes, 1957)
Frank V. Phillips (2 episodes, 1957)
Series Film Editing by
Harold White (19 episodes, 1956-1957)
Joseph Silver (18 episodes, 1956-1957)
Robert B. Hoover (6 episodes, 1956-1957)
Robert L. Swanson (2 episodes, 1956)
Series Art Direction by
Adam Gosse (29 episodes, 1956-1957)
John T. McCormack (14 episodes, 1956-1957)
Paul Palmentola (2 episodes, 1956)
Series Set Decoration by
William Kiernan (28 episodes, 1956-1957)
Milton Stumph (22 episodes, 1956-1957)
William F. Calvert (11 episodes, 1957)
Sidney Clifford (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Alfred E. Spencer (3 episodes, 1956)
Frank Tuttle (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
James Crowe (2 episodes, 1957)
Series Production Management
William A. Calihan Jr. .... production supervisor (21 episodes, 1956-1957)
Eddie Saeta .... production supervisor (12 episodes, 1957)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mitchell L. Gamson .... assistant director (31 episodes, 1956-1957)
Floyd Joyer .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1957)
Abby Singer .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Sid Sidman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1956)
Max Stein .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957)
Herb Wallerstein .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957)
Series Sound Department
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (13 episodes, 1957)
John Speak .... boom operator (4 episodes, 1957)
Series Editorial Department
Aaron Nibley .... supervising editor (33 episodes, 1956-1957)
Series Music Department
Hal Hopper .... composer: theme music (16 episodes, 1956-1957)
Victor McLeod .... composer: theme music (16 episodes, 1956-1957)
Series Other crew
Seymour Friedman .... production assistant (33 episodes, 1956-1957)
Victor McLeod .... story editor (31 episodes, 1956-1957)
Charles S. Gould .... assistant to the producers (10 episodes, 1956-1957)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min (49 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

Star Micky Dolenz's hair was dyed blond for his role; he grew the dye out after the series ended. Years later when a reporter asked him why his hair looked different, Dolenz joked "I guess you could say I'm a Hollywood phony from way back."See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hey, Hey We're the Monkees (1997) (TV)See more »
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
I watched this when I was 16 years and enjoyed every minute of it, 25 May 2004
Author: PATHOW from York, PA

I watched this when I was 16 years old never knowing this little boy would grow up to be later on the monkeys a musical program.I also remember Noah Berry Jr. in this show who later would be James Garners father in Rockford files.I learned to know him on this show and saw him a lot more shows in years to come to always enjoy his acting. I remember this show Circus Boy and wondered who this little boy was. If I remember correctly this was on Saturday morning I'm not sure tho.It was a good show as I remember I always enjoyed it I watched it every week faithfully.It is good to have these websites to enjoy these old shows over again and to find out thing about them. Thanks a lot for the info.

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