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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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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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Runtime:
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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Here Is The Yukon....., 27 March 2008
Author: aimless-46 from Kentucky

The 78 half-hour episodes of the "kiddie" television adventure series "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon" were originally broadcast on CBS during the 1955 to 1958 broadcast seasons; and in syndication for many years after.

This was one of many transplants to early television from network radio. It was created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker who also put together both the radio and television versions of "The Lone Ranger" and the radio version of "The Green Hornet".

At a time of look-alike westerns filmed on the back-lots of Hollywood, "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon" offered viewers the white landscape of Canada's Yukon Territory. It was actually filmed each winter in the mountains of Big Bear Lake, in southern California.

Like "The Lone Ranger", each week the story's setting and characters were described by the narrator in the opening credits: "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".

The gold rush he is talking about occurred in the 1890's as Canada's desolate western frontier found itself suddenly occupied by a swarm of gold crazed miners, cutthroats, and tenderfeet. It was up to Sgt. Preston (his first name is never used) to track down thieves, murderers, and claim jumpers. The job left him no time for romance even though his Boston Blackie mustache, red uniform, puffed-out trousers, and DI hat must have driven the ladies crazy.

No doubt the education of baby boomers on NWMP lore was responsible for the successful introduction of "Dudley Do-right" to "Rocky and and His Friends/The Bullwinkle Show" (1959-1964).

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.

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