Circus Boy

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Meet Circus Boy
      Meet Circus Boy
      Episode 1
      9/23/56
      7.7

      Tim Champion, the new owner of the circus arrives to find a gang of men destroying the fairgrounds over money owed to them from the previous owners. Once he drives them off, he decides that Corky decides to have a normal life rather than grow up with the circus.

    • The Fabulous Colonel Jack
      9/30/56
      7.0

      Colonel Jack misunderstands Corky's newest letter and figures that the circus needs is help. But Jack is considered a jinx who nobody trusts.

    • The Great Gambino
      10/7/56
      8.3
      Cleo the lion has died. Her replacement, Nuba, is anything but gentle and during a show, turns on the circus lion tamer, The Great Gambino.
    • The Amazing Mr. Sinbad
      10/14/56
      7.0
      The star attraction of the circus is horseback rider Ben Ali. But Ali is temperamental, and he threatens to quit if Corky stays with the circus.
    • Corky And The Circus Doctor
      10/21/56
      8.0

      A mysterious disease is making the circus elephants sick, and threatens to spread to the rest of the animals. When this proves to be too much for circus doctor Pop Warren, Tim makes the tough decision to hire a new vet.

    • Casey Rides Again
      11/4/56
      7.5

      Retired railroad engineer Casey Perkins befriends Corky, and the circus needs Casey's help when a storm washes out a bridge between them and a town they have to get to or they'll lose everything.

    • The Little Fugitive
      11/11/56
      6.0

      Joey helps an old friend try to impress a widow's son by staging a fake fight. However, it misfires and the boy ends up impressed with Tim.

    • The Proud Pagliacci
      11/18/56
      6.5

      A circus stable hand, who at one time was a renowned show headliner, tells his fellow circus members that he is the owner of a fine farm, only to be found out when Corky and Joey make an unscheduled visit.

    • White Eagle
      White Eagle
      Episode 9
      11/25/56
      6.0

      Chief Spotted Horse and his tribe are accused of stealing horses and Corky sets out to prove their innocence.

    • The Little Gypsy
      The Little Gypsy
      Episode 10
      12/2/56
      6.3

      When the son of a gypsy king attends the circus, his escort spots a circus member who has run away from their tribe.

    • The Masked Marvel
      The Masked Marvel
      Episode 11
      12/9/56
      6.5

      The circus marksman, who always wears a mask, is drawn into a robbery plot by his outlaw brother. Corky is horrified when they learn the circus was robbed by a masked man.

    • The Good Samaritans
      12/23/56
      7.8

      A reverend asks the circus to come to Hayfield in the off-season to perform for Christmas, but the town council president and local bank manager, Ben Farmer, is against spending money on the poor and hates the circus.

    • Daring Young Man
      Daring Young Man
      Episode 13
      12/30/56
      6.0

      The circus high-diver has left. Corky talks his young friend Cal into taking over the empty position, only Cal is afraid of heights.

    • Farewell To The Circus
      1/6/57
      6.5

      Corky's Aunt Martha comes to take Corky away from the circus to her home, and both Corky and Joey are heartbroken.

    • Elmer The Aeronaut
      Elmer The Aeronaut
      Episode 15
      1/13/57
      6.0

      After being warned by Tim to stop the construction of a hot air balloon, Corky and Elmer keep at it, resulting in trouble for both.

    • The Remarkable Ricardo
      1/20/57
      6.5

      Ricardo, an escape artist, is suspected of being a thief. Corky follows the performer one night to see if the story is true.

    • Big Top Angel
      Big Top Angel
      Episode 17
      1/27/57
      6.3

      The circus seamstress' grandson Ken visits on a break from medical school, and falls in love with a young trapeze artist. He soon decides to give up his career and stay with the circus, but his grandmother isn't happy.

    • The Return Of Colonel Jack
      2/10/57
      6.0
      Tim must leave the circus to take care of some business and while he is gone, Colonel Jack returns and attempts to take contol of the troup.
    • The Knife Thrower
      The Knife Thrower
      Episode 19
      2/17/57
      6.0
    • Joey's Wedding Day
      Joey's Wedding Day
      Episode 20
      2/24/57
      7.0

      Joey decides that he's not doing enough to provide a normal upbringing for Corky and begins the search for a wife.

    • Man From Cimarron
      Man From Cimarron
      Episode 21
      3/3/57
      6.5

      Corky loves to hear the tales of the old west as told by the cowboy who repairs the tack for the circus. But after the old man sees a bank robbery and refuses to help identify the crooks, Corky loses respect for his hero.

    • The Great Gambino's Son
      3/10/57
      5.5

      The Great Gambino is the lion tamer for the circus, but his son Tony has been raised away from the big top. Tony despises the circus but Gambino hopes to get him involved in the act somehow.

    • Corky's Big Parade
      Corky's Big Parade
      Episode 23
      3/24/57
      6.3

      The circus goes up against a crooked politician who demands a $300 bribe to let them perform in "his" town.

    • The Lady And The Circus
      3/31/57
      6.3

      Rosemary Anderson was Tim's childhood sweetheart and he thinks it's about time he married her. But suddenly Tim sees that the circus lifestyle is not what he wants for the woman he loves.

    • Counterfeit Clown
      Counterfeit Clown
      Episode 25
      4/7/57
      6.5

      A con man disguises himself as Joey to get into the estate of the old woman that he's been bilking and take her jewelry.

    • The Pawnee Strip
      The Pawnee Strip
      Episode 26
      4/14/57
      6.0

      When Joey gets some yearning for a farm to retire to, he and Corky convinces the others to enter a land rush. They get some prime land, but a crooked developer wants to buy it and force the farmers to sharecrop for him.

    • The Cub Reporter
      The Cub Reporter
      Episode 27
      4/21/57
      6.8

      It's the winter season with the circus and Corky has become a cub reporter for the local newpaper's editor, Frank Dillard. Frank's daughter Jill and Corky find out that Jill's dad is in the dishonest mayor's pocket and push Frank to report the truth in the upcoming election.

    • General Pete
      General Pete
      Episode 28
      4/28/57
      6.0
    • The Tumbling Clown
      The Tumbling Clown
      Episode 29
      5/5/57
      6.0

      Joey's old friend Ned wants to return to the circus. But his plans are thwarted when a Pinkerton detective shows up looking for a bank robber.

    • Death Defying Donzetti
      5/12/57
      6.8

      Corky is the only one willing to give egotistical highwire performer Dozetti a chance when the man's personality drives away everyone else in the circus except his wife.

    • Colonel Jack's Brother
      5/19/57
      6.0

      Colonel Jack appoints his brother Jonathan to oversee the business with strict orders not to bother the circus about their finances. Rejecting that, Jonathan's first order of business is to ride out and take over the running of the circus to make if more profitable.

    • The Swamp Man
      The Swamp Man
      Episode 32
      5/26/57
      8.0

      Corky makes friends with Jean, a Cajun man who is selling baby alligators on the fairgrounds. When Jean sells off the rest of his stock he invites Corky to come out to to the swamp with him while he captures more. A thunderstorm begins so Jean passes the time telling Corky about his grandfather and produces a letter his grandfather wrote which is written in French. Joey arrives looking for Corky and is asked to translate the letter which reveals where a cache of treasure is buried that was taken from pirates. What they didn't know was another man was listening at the window and making plans of his own to steal the treasure from them once it is found.

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    • Hortense The Hippo
      Hortense The Hippo
      Episode 33
      6/2/57
      6.8

      Colonel Jack sends a hippo to the circus, and Tim uses it to win a contract from his rival, Al Garson. However, Al responds by framing the hippo for murder.

    • The Fortune Teller
      The Fortune Teller
      Episode 34
      6/9/57
      6.5

      An older woman, Amelia Tilly, "runs away" to the circus to cook and says that she can read tea leaves to predict the future. Her predictions soon disrupt the entire circus.

    • The Gentle Giant
      The Gentle Giant
      Episode 35
      6/16/57
      6.5

      Tim finds himself in need of a new strongman, and local Hector Buford fits the bill. However, the pacifistic Hector is soon challenged to a wrestling wrestling match by the medicine owner who stole the previous strongman.

    • Little Vagabond
      Little Vagabond
      Episode 36
      6/23/57
      6.3

      A homeless kid with an attitude finds a temporary home with the circus until his parent's are found. But after he begins to interact with the horses used in the equestrian act, young Gene's manner begins to soften.

  • Season 2