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 ... See full summary »
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 Silky Harris (37 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Rocky Shaw (36 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 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 Warner Brothers had gone through all existing scripts of this show, they began to re-work old scripts from their series Maverick (1957). Hardly more than character names were changed, which made the plot very predictable to "Maverick" fans. It is interesting to note that this show 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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25 May 1999 | by (Boston, Ma) – See all my reviews

Always remember seeing this series when I was very young. Remember it as being very entertaining and probably informative. It was my first memory of Roger Moore whom I loved and Dorothy Provine. If the subject of old t.v. shows comes up in conversation I always mention this one, yet no one is familiar with it. I wish someone would bring it back in syndication so I can enjoy it, hopefully, as an adult. I recall finding it very different and exciting because it had such an unusual location.Feel certain it took place in the early days of Alaskan history.


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