CTVA US Western - "Circus Boy" (Screen Gems/ABC) Season 2 (Fall 1957)

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Starring Mickey Braddock (as Corky, Circus Boy), Noah Beery, Jr. (as Joey, the Clown)
Season 2 (ABC) (Fall 1957)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti [SC] D.W. McGregor [DWMcG] Steve Jensen [SJ] Rina Fox [RF]

references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


   ################# Circus Boy #################
############# season 2 Fall 1957 #############
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(final season) ###############
ABC Thursdays 7:30 EST
13 new episodes

2.01 [37] Circus Boy: ELMER, THE RAINMAKER
19-Sep-1957 (rerun 19Jun58)
Guest cast:
Sterling Holloway ...... Elmer Purdy
Guinn Williams ......... Pete
Stanley Andrews ........ Sheriff Hicka
Bill Hale .............. Deputy
Jack Kenney ............ First Rancher
Norman Leavitt ......... Second Rancher
Synopsis:
Corky and amateur inventor Elmer Purdy sprinkle chemicals on the clouds in a drought-stricken
 area, in an attempt to make rain, but only contaminate the reservoir below. [RF]

2.02 [38] Circus Boy: ROYAL ROUSTABOUT (1957.09.26)
Peter Votrian ................. Eric
Robert Warwick ................ Count Brecht
Grant Withers ................. Keogh
Pamela Beaird ................. April

2.03 [39] Circus Boy: BIMBO JR. (1957.10.03)


2.04 [40] Circus Boy: ALEX THE GREAT
10Oct57 ABC Thur
Directed by William Beaudine
Guest Cast:
John Duke .............. Alex Conrad
Patrick Waltz .......... Jim Freeman
Don Diamond ............ Zarno
Joyce Vanderveen ....... Alice Freeman
Fred Kohler ............ Sebastian
Synopsis:
Aerialist Alex Conrad feels guilty in connection with the death of the Flying Falcon's, Cork's parents.
Years later Joey spots Alex in the audience and persuades him to rejoin the circus. [DWMcG]

2.05 [41] Circus Boy: RETURN OF CASEY PERKINS
17Oct57 ABC Thur
Directed by Robert G. Walker
Guest Cast:
Ralph Moody ............ Casey Perkins
Will Wright ............ Sourdough Harry
George Keymas .......... Two Knives
Joseph Vitale .......... Broken Claw
The circus comes to the aid of an old friend Casey Perkins,who is competing against another
company to bring a railroad to a cattle town. The rival concern has collared all the
available labor so the circus people agree to help lay the tracks. [DWMcG]

2.06 [42] Circus Boy: MAJOR BUFFINGTON
24Oct57 ABC Thur
Directed by Robert G. Walker
Guest Cast:
Thurston Hall
Jesse White
Willard Waterman
Phil Tead
Synopsis:
Con man Major Buffington and his partner Spike are leaving town fast. They climb into a circus
 boxcar sharing it with atiger. They later join the circus hoping to steal the receipts. [DWMcG]

2.07 [43] Circus Boy: THE CLEMENS BOYS
31Oct57 ABC Thur
Directed by Fred Jackman
Guest cast: [RF]
Robert Easton ....... Lem Clemens
Stephen Pearson ..... Jody Clemens
Dennis Moore ........ Gus
Synopsis:
After seeing the circus Lem Clemens decides that this is the life for him.
Younger brother Jody wants to go with Lem but Lem refuses to take him. [DWMcG]

2.08 [44] Circus Boy: THE MAGIC LANTERN
7Nov57 ABC Thur
Directed by Fred Jackman
Guest Cast:
Sterling Holloway ....... Elmer Purdy
Ed Hinton ............... Sheriff
Karl Swenson ............ Lars Larsen
Lee Giroux .............. Sam Conway
Synopsis:
Big Tim gives Joey and Corky money to buy supplies in town. Instead they use the money to get
their friend Elmer Purdy of jail. People consider Elmer a crackpot because he claims to
have invented a machine that shoes moving pictures.

2.09 [45] Circus Boy: THE DANCING BEAR
14Nov57 ABC Thur
Directed by Fred Jackman
Guest Cast:
Alex Geary .............. Karl Hofer
George Eldredge ......... Sheriff
Synopsis:
Karl Hofer, with Mitzi, his dancing bear, approaches Big Tim for a job with the circus. Years before
Big Tim had known Hoferand had reason to mistrust him and so he refuses him a job. [DWMcG]

2.10 [46] Circus Boy: THE MARVELOUS MANELLIS
21Nov57 ABC Thur
Directed Bt William Beaudine [SC]
Written By Victor McLeod [SC]
Guest Cast:
Manning Ross ............ Jean Manelli
Norm Alden .............. Pierre Manelli
Linda Gay ............... Marie Manelli
Synopsis:
Big Tim hires high wire act The Marveloous Manellis to perform
for the circus. However one of them is missing when they turn
up at the circus. Corky is trapped in a forest fire with Marie, one of the Manellis. [DWMcG]

2.11 [47] Circus Boy: UNCLE CYRUS
28Nov57 ABC Thur (rerun 28Aug58)
Directed by William Beaudine
Guest Cast:
Lucien Littlefield ...... Uncle Cyrus
Lorna Thayer ............ Zelda
Harry Hickox ............ Fuller
Synopsis 1:
Roustabout Pete receives the news that his Uncle Cyrus is about to visit him.
Pete is worried because he has boasted to him that he owns the circus. [DWMcG]
Synopsis 2:
Pete, a roustabout who works for Tim Champion is alarmed when he receives the news
that his Uncle Cyrus is arriving for a visit. When Tim finds out why, he offers
to change places with Pete. [RF]

2.12 [48] Circus Boy: THE JUDGE'S BOY
5Dec57 ABC Thur
Directed by William Beaudine
Guest Cast:
Ralph Clanton ........... Judge Bradley Sheldon
Page Engle .............. Carlton Sheldon
Bill Phipps ............. Dirk Keyes
Ed Hinton ............... Glenn Keyes
Judge Sheldon's son Carlton leaves home to join the circus.
When his father is attacked he decides that his proper place is at home. [DWMcG]

2.13 [49] Circus Boy: THE RETURN OF BUFFALO BILL (verified-SC) (final episode)
12Dec57 ABC  Thur
Directed by Fred Jackman
Written by Jerome S. Gottler and Victor McCleod
Guest Cast:
Dick Foran .................... Buffalo Bill
Ann Nagel ..................... Louisa Cody
Anna Marie Nanasi ............. Irma Cody
Synopsis 1:
The famous Buffalo Bill feels that the circus was responsible
for the deal of his son of his son. So when Big Tim's circus
and want a big star to attract the crowds Buffalo Bill refuses to help. [DWMcG]
Synopsis 2:
The circus is losing money, so Corky persuades Buffalo Bill Cody to
come out of retirement to help the show. [SC]

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