A one-season TV series spinoff of a Gene Autry radio show from the 1940s, The Adventures of Champion ran in syndication from 1955 through 1956. The title character was a prized steed that belonged to Autry - a mustang who began his life running with a wild herd known as a remuda in the Southwestern United States of the 1880s. Child actor Barry Curtis starred as Ricky North , a boy living on a ranch with his Uncle Sandy (Jim Bannon) and his devoted German Shepherd, Rebel, during the same period. Though Champion is a wild horse, he and Ricky establish an unusual bond that enables the child to call the beast awayfrom the remuda with a special whistle. Episodes dramatize their adventures together. This box set includes all of the Champion episodes as they originally aired.