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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Complete series cast summary:
Roger Moore ...  Silky Harris 37 episodes, 1959-1960
Dorothy Provine ...  Rocky Shaw 36 episodes, 1959-1960
Jeff York ...  Reno McKee 36 episodes, 1959-1960
Ray Danton ...  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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

4 October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventuras en Alaska See more »

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(37 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Sir Roger Moore in his autobiography, the fake snow used in production was initially made with gypsum and cornflakes. However, it later included six inch nails and lumps of wood. The crew were allow to wear protective masks, but the actors were not. Moore said that the cast members had to go to the studio nurse at least twice a day to get their eyes flushed out from the dirt and grit. See more »

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Referenced in Bond. Classic Bond. (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from The Alaskans: Gold Fever
Music by Jerry Livingston
Lyrics by Mack David
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Loved it
25 May 1999 | by ladyhawk-8See 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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