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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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Television, For the First Time, Lays bare the Raw Emotion and Unbridled Lust of the Yukon Gold Rush! 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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Runtime:

(37 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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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Referenced in Biography: Roger Moore: A Matter of Class (1995) See more »

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Theme from The Alaskans: Gold Fever
Music by Jerry Livingston
Lyrics by Mack David
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Celebrating the new state
16 March 2002 | by jeffhill1See all my reviews

I remember "The Alaskans" as not just another western but a celebration that Alaska had just been made a state back then in 1959. The show took place during the Gold Rush of the 1890's. Roger Moore played Silky as a guy who was tough enough to take everything rugged Alaska could throw at him and still be calm, cheerful, smooth, and charming. Dorothy Provine played Rocky as a woman smart enough and tough enough to run a saloon and enticing enough to attract every man in town as a customer. Hence, her saloon became a kind of focal point for both the openings and the conclusions of the episodes. By 1960 Hawaii was the new state, so the novelty of Alaska had kind of worn off. So Dorothy Provine moved her saloon to "The Roaring Twenties" TV series.


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