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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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Television, For the First Time, Lays bare the Raw Emotion and Unbridled Lust of the Yukon Gold Rush! 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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Roger Moore said that the Skagway streets were actually a back lot in Burbank, California. The cast were dressed in giant snow boots, fur boots, gloves and parkas, yet the temperature was usually in the eighties. See more »

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Theme from The Alaskans: Gold Fever
Music by Jerry Livingston
Lyrics by Mack David
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Adventure on the Tundra or at least in the Goldfields
3 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Alaskans" was sort of a less successful companion piece to "Hawaii Five O," Alaska being admitted to the Union in 1959 and Hawaii in 1960. I wish "The Alaskans" had survived for years and years and not "Five O"! I loved the theme song (and can still sing it, only not in public). Dorothy Provine was just so... gorgeous and perky and HOT. (Every thing I wanted to be at age 11 and was NOT!) Roger Moore was even hotter. I learned many useful and interesting things from the show. Things like... dynamite can freeze if it gets cold enough, but alcohol will freeze first so you need to take a bottle of whiskey with you on your dog sled if you are hauling dynamite!


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