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Seasons:
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Release Date:
29 September 1955 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston patrols the wilds of the Yukon with his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King, battling both the elements and criminals.
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"I arrest you in the name of the Crown." See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Dick Simmons ... Sgt. Preston / ... (78 episodes, 1955-1958)
Yukon King ... King / ... (78 episodes, 1955-1958)
Vic Perrin ... Narrator (48 episodes, 1955-1958)
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Series Directed by
Eddie Dew (40 episodes, 1955-1958)
Alan Crosland Jr. (11 episodes, 1956-1958)
Earl Bellamy (8 episodes, 1957-1958)
Chuck Skinner (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Charles D. Livingstone (5 episodes, 1956)
John Peyser (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Writing credits
George W. Trendle (77 episodes, 1955-1958)
Fran Striker (58 episodes, 1955-1958)
Tom Dougall (32 episodes, 1956-1958)
Robert C. Bennett (25 episodes, 1956-1958)
Dan Beattie (9 episodes, 1956-1958)
Maurice Tombragel (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
Dwight V. Babcock (6 episodes, 1955-1957)
Ed Adamson (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
Lawrence L. Goldman (4 episodes, 1956)
Stanley H. Silverman (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Sidney Sloan (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Robert Bennett (3 episodes, 1955)
Oliver Drake (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Nelson Gidding (2 episodes, 1955)
Don Leigh (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
William Lively (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Mildred Merrill (2 episodes, 1956)
Don Clark (2 episodes, 1957)

Eric Freiwald (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Chuck Skinner .... producer / executive producer (52 episodes, 1955-1957)
Tom R. Curtis .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gilbert Warrenton (52 episodes, 1955-1957)
Gordon Avil (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stuart O'Brien (20 episodes, 1957-1958)
Alan Crosland Jr. (18 episodes, 1955-1957)
Bettie Mosher (18 episodes, 1956)
John B. Moss (8 episodes, 1956)
James Leicester (7 episodes, 1956-1957)
George A. Gittens (4 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Casting by
John Lee (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ernst Fegté (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Armor E. Goetten (52 episodes, 1955-1957)
Vin Taylor (25 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor / makeup artist (34 episodes, 1956-1957)
Frank McCoy .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Production Management
John J. Berneau .... production supervisor / post-production supervisor (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
W.B. Eason .... assistant director (41 episodes, 1955-1958)
Frank E. Myers .... assistant director (24 episodes, 1956-1958)
Jack Gertsman .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Buddy Messinger .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Art Department
Lou Wildey .... property master / property / ... (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Sound Department
Earl A. Wolcott .... sound (43 episodes, 1955-1957)
Carroll Pratt .... sound (25 episodes, 1957-1958)
Douglas Stewart .... sound editor (17 episodes, 1955-1956)
Rex Lipton .... sound editor (11 episodes, 1956)
Alfred R. Bird .... sound editor (9 episodes, 1956-1957)
John B. Moss .... sound editor (6 episodes, 1956)
Edgar Zane .... sound editor / sound (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
Elden Ruberg .... sound (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack F. Lilly .... sound (4 episodes, 1955)
Monty Pearce .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Comer .... lighting technician / electrician / ... (78 episodes, 1955-1958)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Lossman .... wardrobe (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Editorial Department
Herbert R. Hoffman .... editorial supervisor / supervising editor (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
Alan Crosland Jr. .... supervising editor / editorial supervisor / ... (10 episodes, 1955-1957)
Bettie Mosher .... editorial supervisor / supervising film editor (7 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Music Department
Bettie Mosher .... music editor (26 episodes, 1955-1957)
Maurice Kline .... music editor (18 episodes, 1956-1957)
Morey Pearce .... music editor (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Graham Mahin .... music editor (4 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Other crew
Freddie Fralick .... production representative: Trendle-Campbell-Meurer Inc. / supervisor / ... (78 episodes, 1955-1958)
Nelson Gidding .... story editor (52 episodes, 1955-1957)
Raymond J. Rand .... associate to producer / assistant to producer (52 episodes, 1955-1957)
Tom R. Curtis .... production executive (36 episodes, 1955-1956)
Grant D. Harris .... story editor (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
Fran Striker .... scenario editor (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
Milton Carter .... production executive (16 episodes, 1956-1957)
 

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30 min (78 episodes)
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The theme song for this series, like that of "The Lone Ranger" (1949), is from the operatic repertoire. The music is adapted from the "Overture to Donna Diana" by Nikolaus von Reznicek.See more »
Quotes:
Announcer:Sergeant Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police with Yukon King, swiftest and strongest lead dog breaking the trail in the relentless pursuit of lawbreakers, in the wild days of the Yukon. Back to the days of the Gold Rush, as Sergeant Preston, with his wonder dog, Yukon King, meets the challenge of the Yukon.
[map of Yukon Territory appears on screen]
Announcer:This is the Yukon . . .
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
"I arrest you in the name of the Crown.", 30 January 1999
Author: Bookwus from Portland, Oregon

With these words, Sergeant Preston and his loyal dog, Yukon king always got their man. Played by Richard Simmons, Sergeant Preston patrolled the western reaches of the Canadian frontier in the 1890s. Action and justice in such locales as Yellowknife, Dawson, and Whitehorse were seen each Saturday morning by the same kids who had just finished watching The Lone Ranger and Sky King.

The series episodes featured stories set against the harsh extremes of the Yukon winter and summers in the Canadian Rockies. To match the climate, Preston would trade his dogsled for his horse, Rex. King was along wherever the good sergeant went.

Simmons was the perfect embodiment of Sergeant Preston, the pride of the Northwest Mounted. To this day (despite Due South) when I picture a Mountie......it's always Sergeant Preston. And of those of who watched the show as kids, who can forget that stirring theme music and the words with which Sergeant Preston closed each episode, "Well King, this case is closed."

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