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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 1890s, 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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The Screen Writers Guild went out on strike in January 1960 and did not settle with the major studios until June 1960. After Warners had gone through all existing scripts of "The Alaskans" they began to rework old scripts from their series "Maverick". Hardly more than character names were changed which made the plot very predictable to "Maverick" fans. It is interesting to note that "The Alaskans" went off the air at the same time that the writers settled their strike. 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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