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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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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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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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 »

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Referenced in Banacek: Fly Me- If You Can Find Me (1974) See more »

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Circus Boy
by Hal Hopper and Victor McLeod
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loved "Circus Boy"
8 January 2006 | by paltherSee all my reviews

Loved this program as a youngster. Once had a book based on it too. Had not realized "Corky" went on to star with the Monkees(a vastly underrated group IMO). Good, wholesome entertainment from the "Leave it to Beaver" era. Would love to see it come out on DVD. It was never dull-there were often tense moments. It was drama , not comedy.

"Big Tim" was the most memorable of the other characters. And then there was a lady who played Corky's real mother, and wanted him to leave the circus in some episodes. And of course there was the circus animals.

Are there other "Circus Boy" fans out there? Maybe we can get something going on the Message Board.


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