The Adventures of Champion
Adventure / Animal / Family Western
Cast: Barry Curtis and Jim Bannon
This American children's Western series aired on CBS from September 23, 1955 to March 3, 1956 for 26 episodes. Set in the Old West , the series stars Barry Curtis as 12-year-old Ricky North, who lives on his uncle's ranch in the American Southwest. Ricky's companions are Champion and Rebel, a wild stallion and a German Shepherd. Ricky's uncle, Sandy North, was played by Jim Bannon. The TV show was based on the 1949-50 radio serial, The Adventures of Champion .
This is about the exploits of Champion , a wild stallion who befriends 12-year-old Ricky (Barry Curtis) in the American Southwest in the 1880’s. Although Ricky, who lived on his Uncle Sandy’s (Jim Bannon) ranch, had a magnetic attraction for trouble, he was always getting help from his horse.
The Saddle Tramp
Only Grubstake Smith, an aging prospector, stands between Ricky and a band of murderous rustlers.
Ricky witnesses crooked prospectors illegally “salting” a claim with gold dust to inflate its apparent value.
The Medicine Man Mystery
A traveling “snake oil” salesman with a ventriloquist’s dummy is the unsuspecting accomplice of a fugitive jewel thief.
It’s been a long time since there has been rain , and as the drought continues Sandy and Ricky begin a search for the legendary “Lost River”.
Andrew and the Daily Double
Bad Men of the Valley
Brand of the Lawless
Canyon of Wanted Men