Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

CBS (ended 1958)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 20

    Outlaw In Uniform

    Aired 2/13/58

  • S 3 : Ep 18

    The Criminal Collie

    Aired 2/27/58

  • S 3 : Ep 17

    Boy Alone

    Aired 2/20/58

  • S 3 : Ep 17


    Aired 1/23/58

  • S 3 : Ep 16

    Escape to the North

    Aired 2/6/58

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dick Simmons

    Sgt. Frank Preston

  • Rex

    the Horse

  • Preston's Dog

    Yukon King

  • Hank Patterson

    Lafe Ford

  • Pitt Herbert

    Horace Bean

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  • show Description
  • "On, King! On, you huskies!," shouted Sergeant Preston of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police as he set out to enforce the law across the frozen Yukon at the turn of the century. His sled team, employed during the wintery months, was led by the smart malamute dog Yukon King, who was indispensible to Preston in his patrol of the vast Canadian northwest. The series originated on radio (ABC, Mutual) in 1947 as Challenge Of The Yukon and continued on radio until 1955. Many of the TV episodes were based on radio episodes. The theme was "Donna Diana Overture," by Emil Von Reznicek.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • (Sgt. Preston has just informed Mose of his suspicion that Mose's partner Hank Greig may have been involved in sabotage) Mose: Hank and I are just like brothers. Sergeant Preston: So were Cain and Abel, Mose.

    • "Someday someone will make a camera you can put in your back pocket" said by Horace Bean

    Notes (9)

    • Actor Tom Keene was credited in this episode as Richard Powers.

    • The title of this episode is "One Bean Too Many," after the character, "Horace Bean."

    • This episode was also known as Fantastic Creatures.

    • Actor Tom Keene was credited in this episode as Richard Powers.

    • A williwaw is a sudden blast of wind descending from a mountainous coast to the sea.

    • Actor Frank Griffin (Constable) was credited in this episode as Ruell Shayne.

    • This episode's closing credits as shown on the Critics' Choice DVD appear to have been taken from episode # 1, so the actual closing credits were not available.

    • Actor Edgar Dearing was credited in this episode as Ed Deering.

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    Trivia (7)

    • A familiar term used often in the series is sourdough. It means "seasoned prospector".

    • Each episode would end with Sergeant Preston hugging Yukon King, saying "Well, King, this case is closed", or some close variant of it.

    • Cheechako: a Chinook word, meaning "newcomer" or "tenderfoot".

    • In one scene, Jack Garfield is shot and falls to the ground, with his rifle falling beside him. In the next scene, the rifle is there, but no sign of Jack. Then, in the next scene, he magically reappears, lying beside his rifle, right where he fell.

    • The narrator is Gayne Whitman.

    • This episode was sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, some of whose products are displayed in the closing credits.

    • Religious music: "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name", St. Gregory Hymnal.

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