Circus Boy - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • General Pete
    General Pete
    Episode 28
    4/28/57
    6.0
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Knife Thrower
    The Knife Thrower
    Episode 19
    2/17/57
    6.0
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Good Samaritans
    The Good Samaritans
    Episode 12
    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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Casey Rides Again
    Casey Rides Again
    Episode 6
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • The Great Gambino
    The Great Gambino
    Episode 3
    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 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.

  • 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.