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 Silky Harris (37 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Rocky Shaw (36 episodes, 1959-1960)
Jeff York ...
 Reno McKee (36 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Nifty Cronin (33 episodes, 1959-1960)
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When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890's, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for a chance at becoming rich. The easiest passage to the Yukon was through the small Alaskan port town of Skagway, which quickly exploded into a sprawling boom town, offering almost everything a miner could want, for a price. Adventurers Silky Harris and Reno McKee have arrived in this town looking to make their fortunes. Not mining for gold, but by catering to and fleecing the hardy, hard-living miners who pass through town. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Behind them a roaring avalanche. Before them, howling wolves...on the tremendous trail north! See more »

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4 October 1959 (USA)  »

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Aventuras en Alaska  »

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(37 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Wheels were hidden underneath the sleds in order to make it easier for the dogs to pull them. See more »

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Theme from The Alaskans: Gold Fever
Music by Jerry Livingston
Lyrics by Mack David
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Well! Someone remembers this besides me.
1 November 2001 | by (Lowell, Mich. U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Yes, I liked it; yes, I too was very young. THE ALASKANS was yet another thing I was doing instead of homework.

It was probably the time and locale -- as opposed to just another western -- which captivated, but to be honest I cannot recall with any clarity more than a couple of episodes. A good one to my early adolescent mind was about the con man who made everyone believe Britain had entered the War with Spain. . . so he could rob a bank over in the Yukon.

The show started with period or period-looking stills, which then went into movement as if the story was coming right out of history. To this day I can still recall the theme music. Even though a commercial debacle, I consider THE ALASKANS one of the beginning of the real "golden age of television," the 1959-60 season.

Final question: Was James Coburn a regular, or am I confusing it with a contemporaneous programme?


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