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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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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 Nelson .... 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?

During the show's run, the producers decided to send Micky Dolenz on a promotional tour (together with the show's baby elephant), and that an added attraction would be to have him play guitar and sing. Dolenz was sent for a round of guitar lessons, and alternated between music and tricks with the elephant for the tour.See more »
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Circus Boy TV Series, 25 April 2005
Author: Albert Mazeika from United States

CIRCUS BOY, starring future "Monkees" drummer/singer Mickey Dolenz (then as billed as Mickey Braddock)in the title role, spent the 1956-57 Prime Time TV Season on NBC and the next on ABC. I enjoyed it when it re-ran on Saturday mornings thru 1960. There could be 70+ episodes of CIRCUS BOY as back in those days they produced as many as 39 new episodes a season. Nowadays, costs being what they are, you're fortunate to get 20-24. The Circus Boy was Corky, an orphan taken in by Big Tim Champion's turn of the 19th century Circus. He was water boy for Bimbo, a baby Elephant. As a 7 or 8 year old at the time, I found the show quite fascinating and, of course, envied Corky to no end. I mean, who wouldn't want a pet elephant? Coincidently (?) Disney released the popular, similarly-themed TOBY TYLER in 1960. Source Material: THE COMPLETE DIRECTORY TO PRIME TIME NETWORK & CABLE SHOWS.

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