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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 »
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Antenna TV is great!!!, 12 April 2013
Author: denisefontenot from Garland, Teaxs

Maybe now Circus Boy is not viewed as a good show, but I love it just the way it is. You cannot get programming like this anymore. Where the people on the series were nice and pleasant to each other. They even pray on the old shows. Something we don't do much of now days. I think there should be more up lifting shows on TV like Circus Boy, Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, etc. They are great. Keep it up Antenna TV. You got my vote. I wish they'd get all the reruns they could and run them at Antenna TV. That is pretty much all I watch now. To many nut jobs on TV now. Cable is way too expensive!!! I buy DVD's with old programs on them and I watch all these great shows. There was a time when actors really acted and were talented. Now days someone is an actor because they made a sex tape.

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