The littlest hobo tv series is a tv series directed by dick darley, stuart e. The series first aired from 1963 to 1965 in syndication, and was revived for a popular second run on ctv, spanning six seasons, from october 11, 1979 to march 7, 1985. This was followed two years later by my dog, buddy, starring london in the title role in a story of a huckleberryfaced boy and his dog. Terry bush is the writer and original singer of the littlest.
The man who let the littlest hobo run offleash the star. Ctv has uploaded episodes of the classic canadian drama the littlest hobo. The littlest hobo episode filmed at an empty canada. The littlest hobo target for terror tv episode 1979 imdb. The series first aired from 1963 to 1965 in syndication, spanning six seasons and was revived for a popular second run on ctv from october 11, 1979 to march 7, 1985. An episode of the rare original littlest hobo, also starring a dog named london as a dog named hobo, but missing that bitter sweet theme song magic. The littlest hobo full frame, manufactured on demand on. People often have memories, dating back to childhood, of things that, for unknown reasons, made a big impression on them. London became a dog hero character in the 1960s tv series he had first starred in this 77minute feature film back in 1958. The reddit app reddit coins reddit premium reddit gifts. He recalls an incident on the set of ctvs the littlest hobo.
Filmed in canada, the littlest hobo tv series was originally broadcast in 1963 in black and white, aired for three seasons and then made a noteworthy comeback to even heavier syndication in 1979. Imo londons talents as a superclever canine doing good deeds were completely wasted in this unimaginative tale where dry, monotonous storytelling and, yes, irritating human. Add the shows you like to a watchlist and let the site take it from there. It was financed with help from uk investors including lord folkestone, hence the name of the paved private road that ran from the upper levels highway trans. The first series was done with london, but other dogs appeared in subsequent versions of the littlest hobo, also appearing in a rebirth of the series in color in 1979. The littlest hobo in streaming ed anche in download su cb01, racconta. What they do find is a lot of strange clues left around which seem to indicate that the friend ran into some trouble. At the end of each episode, despite the people he helped attempting to adopt him, he would head off by himself, preferring to be on his own. Now to have a dvd with great vid and sound was a long time coming and is a top shelfer. This show and forest rangers were my canadiana as a kid.
Yes, there was an earlier the littlest hobo tv series before the popular 1980s version, with its own equally awesome theme song. Littlest hobo tv series, the collection 1 vci entertainment. The littlest hobo was created by dorrell mcgowan for a 1958 movie made on blackandwhite film in california by director charles rondeau and distributed by allied artists, to outstanding acclaim. Imo londons talents as a superclever canine doing good deeds were completely wasted in this unimaginative tale where dry, monotonous storytelling and, yes, irritating human characters prevailed.
More episodes from the littlest hobo series about this hobo dog and travels from town to town on the railroad helping and assisting others in their time of needs. Hobo, whose background, origins, motivation, and ultimate destination are never explained, wanders from town to town and befriends those who need help. Rondeau, with london, a dog, fleecie, a lamb, buddy hart, at turner classic movies. Auto suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Nov 26, 2019 the always watchable keenan wynn stars as a prospector who finds himself alone and injured in the desert. An oral history of the littlest hobo, canadas greatest tv show. All three productions revolved around a stray german shepherd, the. The show was produced by glen warren which was a toronto based company affiliated with cfto toronto so many of the episodes were filmed in the greater toronto area.
Filming locations for the television show the littlest hobo. After coming home from a day at work and doing chores like shoveling or dishes, television is probably something that crosses your mind. Basically plays like a wonderful silent movie, with a little bit of human dialogue and slight peril mixed in there. Most of the episodes were filmed in the vancouver, b. Largely filmed in canada, the littlest hobo was the result of a brainstorming session between dorrell and stuart mcgowan, the same sibling production team responsible for tvs death valley days. The river scenes were filmed in burleigh falls north of peterborough, ontario. I even met london when they were filming it close to my house. The littlest hobo tv series 19631965 movies, tv, celebs, and more. Blue water sailor, the premiere episode of the the original tv series. The littlest hobo is a canadian television series french title. The littlest hobo the show was the littlest hobo, which followed the weekly adventures of a stray german shepherd who roamed aimlessly from town to town.
Littlest hobo theme song maybe tomorrow remains iconic. Hobo arrives at a cabin by the lake at the same time as one of the owners of same cabin arrives to meet his friend and coworker. Most of the episode was filmed at the toronto international film studio lot in kleinburg. The always watchable keenan wynn stars as a prospector who finds himself alone and injured in the desert. Dec 10, 2019 the lion king 2019 making of how it was filmed in a realistic way duration. After each commercial interval in episodes of the 19635 littlest hobo television series, filmedited by simon christopher dew, was this television programme. The film, released in 1958, inspired the canadian television series also named the littlest hobo that aired in 1963 for three seasons and was later revived in 1979 for six seasons. The theme brings a calm and reminder of simpler times in an innocent toronto when i was an 11 year old kid. Le vagabond based upon a 1958 american film of the same name directed by charles r. This 1963 episode season 1, episode follows the adventures. Hear the famed theme tune as you gaze in awe at the wondrous. The concept of the show was that of an ownerless dog.
This photo album is from a littlest hobo episode filmed in uxbridge in 1981 and highlights the brock st. The littlest hobo tv series 19791985 movies, tv, celebs, and more. The littlest hobo episode filmed at an empty canadas. With london, john david carson, john carradine, peter jobin. Ctva canada the littlest hobo 196365 original series. I have all the charles paul eisenmann dog movies and series i can get my hands on, this from tv broadcast tape to bootleg dvds. The first three episodes in the series are available in color for the very first time. Manatee films announced today that it plans to revive one of the most beloved canadian television series of all time the littlest hobo. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. One of the more highly ranked hobo episodes on my list. The boy is orphaned when his parents are killed in.
An oral history of the littlest hobo, canadas greatest tv show vice. Join in this celebration of the greatest ever tv programme. A german shepherd dog wanders endlessly, only stopping to do a good deed or help a person in need, before returning to his road without end. Oct 08, 2009 the man who let the littlest hobo run offleash. This episode, titled honored guest, was filmed in toronto. Overview of the littlest hobo, 1958, directed by charles r.
Buoyed by a breezy, jazzinflected score by ronald stein and the lovely tune road without end, sung by randy sparks, the littlest hobo, long out of circulation but happily back to win over a new generation,is the doggonedest charmer ever. Great entertainment for the youngsters or young at heart. Baby sitter aka babysitting 07apr64 ctv network, canada 10apr1964 cjay7. The littlest hobo 1963 tv series, episode 1 youtube. Eisenmann, owner and trainer of the shepherd dogs who played london, the littlest hobo, in tv and movies from the fifties through the eighties, died on september 6, 2010, at the age of 91. If you were a fan of the show please join us in the group the littlest hobo fan page for lots more. Panorama film studios, sometimes referred to as hollyburn film studios, was a two sound stage and projectiondubbing theater complex constructed circa 1960 in the lower foothills of hollyburn mountain at west vancouver, british columbia.
The littlest hobo is an example of canadian television done right. Two political radicals abduct a judges son and his girlfriend. Fortunately for them, the hobo s ingenuity is brought to bear on the kidnappers. All three productions revolved around a stray german shepherd, the titular hobo, who wanders from town to town, helping people in need. The littlest hobo was one of the few shows on tv to. The littlest hobo is a film programme that first aired in 1958 and has been classified a u certificate. This canadian production has gooddeeddoer london traveling around on his own to different locations in canada, where most of the time hes. Rondeau with buddy hart, wendy stuart, carlyle mitchell, howard hoffman, year. The littlest hobo episode filmed at an empty canadas wonderland circa 1981. Dec 28, 2010 the littlest hobo, a movie released in 1958, told the story of a stray who befriends a boy and rescues his pet lamb from a date at the slaughterhouse. Being a great way to unwind from the day, its often something you use at night or in the morning, and a little on the weekends as well. Sep, 2010 many other sources have already reported that charles p.
The episode ghost station was filmed in the fall of 1983. The littlest hobo is a canadian television series based upon a 1958 american film of the same name directed by charles r. Hobo is a homeless german shepherd, whose adventures begin when he hops off a freight train in a strange town. Mar 19, 2017 yes, there was an earlier the littlest hobo tv series before the popular 1980s version, with its own equally awesome theme song. Nov 26, 2019 the original tv series, most of whose episodes were filmed in the vancouver, b. In my case, it is an obscure 1958 childrens film called the littlest hobo. The littlest hobo getting gritty new remake the manatee.
Largely filmed in canada, the littlest hobo was the result of a brainstorming session between dorrell and stuart mcgowan, the same sibling production team. Dec 06, 2019 london gets involved with political intrigue. London appeared in life magazine, and it was this article that got him a starring role in the us film the littlest hobo. While beloved collie lassie captivated tv viewers, this simple, sweetnatured film, shot all over 1950s. But it was the accompanying theme song, maybe tomorrow which opened and closed every episode that easily ranks among the best tunes ever associated with television. Eisenmann would eventually have three german shepherd dogs named london, as well as dogs named litlon, lance, hobo, venus and raura. A rare episode in full color, and apparently one of 3 episodes not filmed at hollyburn film studios in west vancouver. Filmed in canada, the littlest hobo tv series was originally broadcast in 1963 in black and white, aired for three seasons and then made a noteworthy comeback to even heavier syndication in 1979, this time in color. Hopefully one day to get my dog, buddy and the full the littlest hobo 1960s tv series on dvds blu even better. Canadian ballerina karen kain and london on the steps of 111 maitland street, toronto, home of the national ballet school. Filmed in canada, the littlest hobo tv series was originally broadcast in 1963 in black and white, aired for three seasons and then made.537 241 1296 1483 525 880 751 256 1287 1020 342 1218 1385 417 1111 281 951 935 345 1111 966 1243 415 1118 1339 892 1426 1432 891 217 1303 657 958 332 645 1010 652 628 542 1278 269 317 611 258 359