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Sergeant Preston of the Yukon 

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

Complete series cast summary:
Dick Simmons ...  Sgt. Preston / ... 78 episodes, 1955-1958
Yukon King Yukon King ...  King / ... 78 episodes, 1955-1958
Vic Perrin Vic Perrin ...  Narrator 48 episodes, 1955-1958
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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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Action | Western

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

29 September 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il sergente Preston See more »

Filming Locations:

Ashcroft, Colorado, USA See more »

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(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Musician 'Ray Stevens' recorded and released a comedy single parodying Sgt. Preston (with Yukon King doing the actual detective work, while Preston took all the credit), when the series was still airing. The producers sued Stevens (and his then-label, Mercury Records), but agreed to drop the lawsuit if the record was taken off the market and off the airwaves. See more »

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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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Spoofed in Sgt. Swell of the Mounties (1972) See more »

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"I arrest you in the name of the Crown."
30 January 1999 | by BookwusSee all my reviews

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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