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My Friend Flicka was a CBS network western series based on Mary O'Hara's 1941 children's novel, "Thunderhead, Son of Flicka."

The show aired from February 10, 1956 to February 1, 1957, lasting for one season & 39 episodes.


The series centered on the adventures of young boy and his horse, Flick who lived on a ranch with his parents & the ranch-hand, Gus.


  • Johnny Washbrook as Ken McLaughlin
  • Gene Evans as Rob McLaughlin
  • Anita Louise as Nell McLaughlin
  • Frank Ferguson as Gus Broeberg


"My Friend Flick" was a mid-season replacement for Gene Autry's TV series, "The Adventures of Champion", but both series failed in the ratings against ABC's "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin."