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.
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2   1  
1957   1956  

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 the Elephant ...  Bimbo 48 episodes, 1956-1957
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...  Pete, the Canvasman / ... 35 episodes, 1956-1957
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Storyline

12-year-old Corky has been adopted by a traveling circus owned by Big Time Champion. He is water boy to baby elephant Bimbo and otherwise participates in the behind-the-scenes life of the circus. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corky und der Zirkus See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(49 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Featured in Hey, Hey We're the Monkees (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Circus Boy
by Hal Hopper and Victor McLeod
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What did you expect?
13 January 2014 | by lonwallSee all my reviews

Yeah, I had never heard of this one either until it showed up on Me TV (or one of those). And I'm an old TV show fanatic.

To take issue with another poster - Yeah it's corny, broadly written etc etc. BUT IT'S A KIDS SHOW FROM THE 1950'S - What did you expect it to be? They're also showing Rin Tin (can) Tin and it's just as weak but is a famous show. Ever watch Howdy Doody or the Lone Ranger?

"They should up their game"? No they shouldn't. I watch these shows because of nostalgia and they are meant to be exactly what they are - nothing more nothing less.

If I want to watch s different kind of western I'll watch my boxed set of Deadwood. But trashing Circus Boy is to deny a different time.

Lon


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