Cavalcade of America

Season 4 Episode 24

The Boy Nobody Wanted

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Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM May 29, 1956 on NBC
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Billy Brandon's father is a good man, but also a professional gambler who doesn't have much time for his son. Left alone one day, he gets into a fight with a neighbor's boy who taunts him about his father being a gambler. The boy is accidently killed when he falls and hits his head. The boy's father, editor of the local newspaper, takes revenge by smearing Billy's dad in his paper. As a result, Nick Brandon is soon imprisoned and Billy is sent to an adoption agency. Luckily, he is adopted by an older couple and his life becomes filled with love. He grows to be an A student and a war hero. When his father is finally released from prison, Billy must make a hard decision.moreless

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Johnny Crawford

Johnny Crawford

Billy Brandon the boy

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Ron Hagerthy

Ron Hagerthy

Billy Brandon the man

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Virginia Gregg

Virginia Gregg

Mrs. Sherman

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