CTVA Western - "The Alaskans" (WB/Wm T. Orr) (1959-60) Roger Moore, Dorothy Provine, Jeff York

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The Alaskans (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Louis H. Allgood, Rina Fox
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THE ALASKANS
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Warner Brothers Television
for
ABC (Sundays 9:30-10:30 pm EST)
Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr
Produced by Harry Tatelman, Boris Ingster

US Western Adventure series 1959-60  36 episodes x 60 min bw
Starring
Roger Moore
as Silky Harris
Dorothy Provine
as Rocky Shaw  Departed (1925-2010)
Jeff York
as Reno McKee
Also:
Ray Danton
as Nifty Cronin (entry ep. #4 )
John Dehner
as Soapy Smith
Recurring Cast:
Andrea King as Duchess
Walter Burke as Jenks
Claude Akins as Constable Watts

Premise:
"The Alaskans" was an adventure show following the exploits of three
friends, Silky Harris, Rocky Shaw, and Reno McKee, who travelled to the
1898 Yukon Gold rush, but decided to earn livings in different ways.
Nifty Cronin was Rocky's boss at the saloon where she sang.

The theme, "Gold Fever", was written by Mack David & Jerry
Livingston.
"Got the fever, got the fever - got the gold fever"

The following season Dorothy Provine starred in:
The Roaring 20's (1960-62) starring Donald May, Rex Reason, Dorothy Provine

Roger Moore Series:
Ivanhoe (UK) (1958)  - The Alaskans (WB)(1959-60)Maverick (1960-61)
The Saint (ITC)(1962-69)  -  The Persuaders! (ITC)(1971-72)

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ABC Sundays 9:30-10:30 pm EST

 [01] The Alaskans: GOLD SLED (copyright title)
(a.k.a "Trail North")
04Oct59 ABC Sun
written by Lowell Barrington
directed by Josef Leytes
Guest Stars:
Allyn Joslyn ........... Quag
Sam Buffington ......... Count Meshikov
Jack Bighead ........... Chilkoot
Hank Patterson ......... Man
Synopsis:
In 1898 during the gold rush in the Klondike, entertainer Rocky
Shaw, intrigued by a weird tale of gold buried in the snow,
is eager to take the trip with the two men. [RF]

[02] The Alaskans: CHEATING CHEATERS (copyright title)
(a.k.a "Trick for Treat")
11Oct59 ABC Sun
Guest Stars:
Frank Ferguson .......... Brother Bowers
Louis Quinn
Synopsis:
Skagway Saloon owner Nifty Cronin (Ray Danton) agrees to ship
gold dust to the States for Silky Harris, Reno McKee and a
number of other miners. En route the boat mysteriously sinks.
When Silky threatens to investigate, Cronin admits that the
gold was never place on board. [RF]

[03] The Alaskans: THE DEVIL MADE FIVE (copyright title)
(a.k.a."The Blizzard"??)
18Oct59 ABC Sun (copyright date 18Oct59) (rerun 19Jun60)
Guest Stars:
Andrea King ........... Duchess (recurring)
Walter Burke .......... Jenks (recurring)
John Dehner ........... Cornish
Susan Crane ........... Mary Simon
Charles Fredericks .... Marks
William Hunter ........ Sheriff
Kelly Thordsen ........ Bartender
Richard Collier ....... Piano Player
Emory Parnell ......... Manager
Paul Wexler ........... Bookkeeper
George Cisar .......... Merchant

[04] The Alaskans: THE PETTICOAT CREW (copyright title)
250ct59 ABC Sun
(no guest cast details)
Trying to get some dancing girls to Dawson by a certain time, Harris (Roger
Moore) buys an old paddlewheel boat. But Cronin (Ray Danton) who wants
the chicks for another saloon, tries to sabotage the voyage.

1.05 [--] The Alaskans: STARVATION STAMPEDE (copyright title)
01Nov59 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Joe Di Reda .......... Dick Gray
Allison Hayes ........ Stella
John Qualen .......... Jack Despain
James Westerfield .... Jess Rodick
(Dick Paul as Tug Tuttle ?)
Synopsis:
A supply ship is trapped in an early freeze on its way to an isolated
mining town. The greedy town storekeeper takes advantage of this
mishap, forcing the miners to pay exorbitant prices for food and
supplies. [RF]

[06] The Alaskans: BIG DEAL (copyright title)
(a.k.a. "Gold Deed")
08Nov59 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
John Dehner ........... Soapy Smith (recurring)
Jesse White

[07] The Alaskans: CONTEST AT GOLD BOTTOM (copyright title)
15Nov59 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Frank De Kova ......... Fantan
Archie Duncan ......... Jake Bee
George Dunn ........... Stampede Pete
I. Stanford Jolley .... Beriah Jackson
Monty Margetts ........ Sara McTavish
Eddie Quillan ......... Kid Johns
Patrick Westwood ...... Paddy Ryan

[08] The Alaskans: WINTER SONG (copyright title)
22Nov59 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Marie Windsor ......... Maria Julien
Alan Baxter ........... Lee Bannister
Jerome Cowan .......... Horatio Styles
George Wallace ........ Bill Adams
Mickey Simpson ........ Steve Bonnett

[09] The Alaskans: THE GOLDEN FLEECE (copyright title)
29Nov59 ABC Sun
Story by Jack Emanuel & Joel Rogosin
Starring:
Ray Danton ............ Nifty Cronin
Guest Cast:
Beatrice Kay as
Theodore Marcuse as

[10] THe Alaskans: DOC BOOKER (copyright title)
06Dec59 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Simon Oakland .......... Doc Booker
Julie Adams ............ Clara
Fred Coby .............. Bartender
Arthur Scott ........... Man
Vernon Rich ............ Annoucer

[11] The Alaskans: THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN (copyright title)
13Dec59 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Ruta Lee .............. Alabama
Robert Boon ........... Otto
Ray Teal .............. Ezra Granit
Jack Mather ........... Father Malone

[12] The Alaskans: REMEMBER THE MAINE (copyright title)
20Dec59 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
John Dehner ........... Soapy Smith (recurring)

[13] The Alaskans: THE MILLION DOLLAR KID (copyright title)
03Jan60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Bart Braverman ......... Kat
Mort Mills ............. Wilkes

[14] The Alaskans: THE TRIAL OF RENO MCKEE (copyright title)
(a.k.a "The Trial)
10Jan60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. ... John Conrad
Karen Steele ........... Ellen Chambers
Fredd Wayne ............ Burton
Don O'Kelly ............ Carl
Bing Russell ........... Edward Carse

[15] The Alaskans: GOLD FEVER (copyright title)
17Jan60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Gerald Mohr ............ Swiftwater Charlie
Werner Klemperer ....... Baron
Susan Morrow ........... Sarah
Wynn Pearce ............ as ?

[16] The Alaskans: THE CHALLENGE (copyright title)
24Jan60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Robert Colbert ......... Phil
Don Dubbins ............ Grant
John Hoyt .............. Captain Ezra
Leonidas Ossetynski .... Hans Lindtberg
Penny Edwards .......... Nancy Trenton
Don Beddoe ............. Reed

[17] The Alaskans: THE LONG PURSUIT (copyright title)
(a.k.a "The Safe and the Hunted")
(This story was the basis for "Cheyenne" episode "The Bounty Killers")
31Jan60 ABC Sun
Produced by Mack David (the songwriter)
Guest Cast:
Ruta Lee ............... Amy
Harold J. Stone ........ Ed Bundy
Mike Road .............. Marshal Wallace
Rusty Lane ............. Doc Williams
Dick Rich .............. Jeb Leary
Joel Ashley ............ Mr. Elkins
Lovyss Bradley ......... Mrs. Leary

[18] The Alaskans: SPRING FEVER (copyright title)
07Feb60 Sun
Starring:
Roger Moore (as Silky Harris), Dorothy Provine (as Rocky Shaw)
Guest Cast:
Rex Reason ............. Gordon Talbot
Lyn Statten ............ Lucille
Maurice Marsac ......... Pierre Bouchard
Synopsis:
Furious because Silky's taking her for granted, Rocky casts
about for someone else to encourage. [RF]

[19] The Alaskans: BLACK SAND (copyright title)
14Feb60 ABC Sun
Produced by Mack David (the songwriter)
Written by Hugh Benson
Starring: Jeff York (as Reno McKee)
Guest Cast:
Karen Steele .......... Nora Weber
Tom Drake ............. Dan Weber
John Reach ............ Pete Yeager
Richard Reeves ........ as ?
Don O'Kelly ........... as ?
Synopsis:
Reno strikes out with Dan and Nora Weber to locate a lost gold
mine. Along the trail, two other men join the group and Reno
becomes suspicious of Nora's behavior. [RF]

[20] The Alaskans: THE SEAL-SKIN GAME (copyright title)
21Feb60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Jacqueline Beer ....... Jacqueline St. Clair
Peter Whitney ......... Bear River Blewitt
Dick Sargent .......... Joey
Robert Williams ....... Donlon
Frank De Kova ......... Fantan

[21] The Alaskans: PERIL AT CARIBOU CROSSING (copyright title)
28Feb60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Steve Brodie .......... Purvis
Jerry Paris ........... Walter Collier
Fay Spain ............. Janice Collier
Lee Van Cleef ......... Roc
Vladimir Sokoloff ..... Chanook

[22] The Alaskans: BEHIND THE MOON (copyright title)
06Mar60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Lee Patterson ......... Tom Kirk
Andra Martin .......... Kerano
Diane McBain .......... Harriet Pemberton
Hugh Sanders ......... Douglas Pemberton
Michael Forest ........ Shaman

[23] The Alaskans: PARTNERS (copyright title)
13Mar60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Jimmy Carter .......... Jimmy Hendricks
Alan Hale Jr. ......... Hap Johnson
Warren Stevens ........ Jim Hendricks

[24] The Alaskans: DISASTER AT GOLD HILL (copyright title)
20Mar60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Madlyn Rhue ........... Fay Loomis
Rex Reason ............ Paul Loomis
Mike Road ............. Arthur Bryant
Gil Rankin ............ Tully

[25] The Alaskans: THE LAST BULLET (copyright title)
27Mar60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Frank Cady ............ Bradshaw
Gary Vinson ........... Larry Hoyt
Andra Martin .......... as ?

[26] The Alaskans: A BARREL OF GOLD (copyright title)
03Apr60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Jean Allison .......... Rose Stevenson
Ed Kemmer ............. Jess Owens
Richard Evans ......... Roy Stevenson
Jack Mather ........... Ed Stevenson
Hal Baylor ............ Corporal Thomas
Michael Forest ........ Pierre Duran (recurring)

[27] The Alaskans: THE BRIDE WORE BLACK (copyright title)
(This story appeared on "Sugarfoot" as "Man Wanted")
10Apr60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Fay Spain ............. Ellen Hawley
John Beal ............. Cass Wilson
Lee Bergere ........... Jack Hawley
Keith Richards ........ Arlington

[28] The Alaskans: ODD MAN HANGS (copyright title)
(This story appeared on "Maverick" as "High Card Hangs")
17Apr60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Valerie French ........ Marie Forbes
Myron Healey .......... Fred Simmons
Walter Sande .......... Tom Carter
Michael Forest ........ Pierre Duran (recurring)

[29] The Alaskans: COUNTERBLOW (copyright title)
(This story appeared on "Cheyenne" as "Decision at Gunsight")
24Apr60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Karen Steele ........... Linda Fair
Horace McMahon ......... Tim Carstairs
Robert McQueeney ....... Van Peyton

[30] The Alaskans: HEART OF GOLD (copyright title)
01May60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Troy Donahue .......... Ted Andrews
Gary Vinson ........... Frank Andrews
Frank Ferguson ........ Brother Barlow
Paul Birch ............ Dan Byers
Emory Parnell ......... Swede
Charles Stevens ....... Chinook
Napue Wodd ............ Jessie
Bernard Fein .......... Tom
Jack Big Head ......... Joe
Michael Forest as Pierre Duran (recurring)

[31] The Alaskans: KANGAROO COURT (copyright title)
(This story appeared on "Maverick" as "The Spanish Dancer")
08May60 ABC Sun
Starring: Roger Moore (as Silky Harris)
Guest Cast:
Larry Pennell .......... Harry Seattle
Joan O'Brien ........... Fay Campbell
Walter Burke ........... Sid Queed
Robert Lowery .......... John Ryan
Claude Akins ........... Constable Watts (recurring)
Synopsis:
Traveling alone in barren and isolated country, Silky comes
upon a girl entertainer and her male companion. [RF]

[32] The Alaskans: THE SILENT LAND (copyright title)
15May60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Claude Akins ............ Constable Watts (recurring)
Richard Carlyle ......... Fleming
Arthur Franz ............ Dr. Jim Manning
Nancy Hsueh ............. Anook
Charles Stevens ......... Chinook
Leonard Strong .......... Shaman
Harry Swoger ............ Morse
W.T. Chang .............. Sityak
Yaski Muneko ............ Illerok
~
Frank Ferguson as Brother Barlow ? (see #30)
Michael Forest as Pierre Duran (recurring? - see #30 & 34)
Synopsis:
Loading supplies for a remote outpost, Pierre Duran meets a
Mountie who's trailing a pair of fugitives. Later, traveling
deep into the Arctic wilderness, Pierre encounters the Mountie
again - this time marooned in the snow. [RF]

[33] The Alaskans: CALICO (copyright title)
(This story appeared on "Cheyenne" as "Silent Witness")
22May60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Myrna Fahey ............. Calico
Rex Reason .............. Stony McBride
Richard Webb ............ Clay
Tristram Coffin ......... Wheaton
Leo Gordon .............. Tracy
Richard Cutting ......... Jud
Billy M. Greene ......... Nathaniel
William Leicester ....... Red

[34] The Alaskans: SIGN OF THE KODIAK (copyright title)
29May60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Lee Patterson .......... Jeff Warren
Pippa Scott ............ Ruth Coleman
Chana Eden ............. Zeena
Robert Armstrong ....... John Coleman
Leonid Kinskey ......... Ivan
Michael Forest ......... Pierre Duran (recurring? see #32)
Synopsis:
Traveling in mountain country, Pierre Duran narrowly escapes death
from a hunter's bullet. The marksman seems obsessed with killing
"Big Mike", an elusive Kodiak bear. [RF]

[35] The Alaskans: WHITE VENGEANCE (copyright title)
(a.k.a. "Phantom Pursuit")
(This story appeared on "Sugarfoot" as "Ring of Sand")
05Jun60 ABC Sun
Teleplay by Raphael Haves and W. Hermade
Story by Raphael Haves
Directed by Lew Landers
Starring: Roger Moore (as Silky Harris)
Guest Cast:
Andra Martin ........... Lily
Peter Whitney .......... Jobka
Robert Colbert ......... Shawn
Tim Graham ............. Gil
Lynn Statten ........... Corbi
Pat J. Renella ......... Evans
Carol Seflinger ........ Katja
Synopsis:
Silky Harris heads for old Gil Hawkins; mountain cabin to tell him his
son has made a gold strike. But before Silky can identify himself,
the old man almost blasts his head off with a rifle. [RF]
 
[36] The Alaskans: THE BALLAD OF WHITEHORSE (copyright title)
(a.k.a. "Northern Lights")
12Jun60 ABC Sun
Guest Cast:
Rex Reason ............ Joe Holland
James Parnell ......... Robert Howard
Jean Allison .......... Yukon Kate
Saundra Edwards ....... Molly
Ted White ............. Brown
Jack Shea ............. Green
Ray Ballard ........... Bailey
Lonnie Pierce ......... Shirley
Frank Scannell ........ Auctioneer

[--] 19Jun60 rerun of "The Devil Made Five" (first aired 18Oct59)
a.k.a. "The Blizzard"


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