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Sergeant Preston of the Yukon: Season 2 (1955)

Dick Simmons , Yukon King  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Dick Simmons, Yukon King
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Critic's Choice
  • DVD Release Date: January 9, 2007
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HCMV6W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,282 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Digitally remastered 4 disc box set. First aired 1955-1956. Richard Simmons gave television its first look at the law-enforcing style of the Royal Canadian Mounted police at work in Alaska. Simmons portrays the fearless Sergeant Preston who spends his time patrolling the wilds of the Yukon Territory during the turn-of-the-century chaos that accompanied the gold rush era. Ably assisted by his horse, Rex, and his loyal Canadian husky dog, Yukon King, the beloved Sgt. Preston brings law and order to ta time and place where little existed. DISC 1: THE LIMPING KING THE ROOKIE PACK ICE JUSTICE REVENGE LITTLEST ROOKIE LOST PATROL DISC 2 KING OF HERSCHEL ISLAND GHOSTS OF THE ANVILS (aka FANTASTIC CREATURES) EYE OF EVIL LUCK OF THE TRAIL RETURN VISIT TOBACCO SMUGGLERS DISC 3 TURNABOUT EMERGENCY ON SCARFACE FLAT THE WILLIWAW BORDER ACTION THE BLACK ACE SCOURGE OF THE WILDERNESS DISC 4 BLIND JUSTICE THE STOLEN MALAMUTE THE DEVIL'S ROOST TEN LITTLE INDIANS UNDERGROUND AMBUSH

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Here is the Yukon.... March 27, 2008
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The 78 half-hour episodes of the "kiddie" television adventure series "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon" were originally broadcast on CBS during the 1955 to 1958 broadcast seasons; and in syndication for many years after. The Season Two DVD set features the 23 episodes from the middle season. The episode titles and their original air dates are listed below. Resolution is a bit grainy and overexposed so don't expect a great image-but it is viewable and given the reception quality in many households during the original broadcasts the image will feel like authentic 1950's television viewing. No special features on the DVD's-just the episodes.

This was one of many transplants to early television from network radio. It was created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker who also put together both the radio and television versions of "The Lone Ranger" and the radio version of "The Green Hornet".

At a time of look-alike westerns filmed on the back-lots of Hollywood, "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon" offered viewers the white landscape of Canada's Yukon Territory. It was actually filmed each winter in the mountains of Big Bear Lake, in southern California.

Like "The Lone Ranger", each week the story's setting and characters were described by the narrator in the opening credits: "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".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Season Two July 12, 2008
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Much like season one of Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, Season Two had excellent production values. The audio and video restoration was super on this season of the series. Again, all the right values were being displayed during the airing of this season. Again, great writers and producers. Fran Striker stories seemed to be a notch higher than the other writers.
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1950s TV series about a Mountie and his beloved dog, set in the late 1890s Yukon Gold Rush. Think wild woolly western travelling lawman with plenty of snow (the cold and wet kind) and no female companionship whatsoever. Richard Simmons stars as the requisite handsome mustachioed Mountie, derivative of the 1930-1950 Challenge of the Yukon Radio series. Small parts were actually filmed outdoors. There are dogsleds, steamships, telegraphs, Eskimoes, Indians, plus French and English speaking Canadians. Not quite the usual Classic Western, but produced by the same people who did The Lone Ranger. 2nd round of fun stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More childhood memories October 4, 2013
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Just received this set and have watched one of the episodes. I have been catching these shows on a local TV channel on Saturday mornings under a different title and DVRd them, then decided to buy the entire series so I would always have them, especially for my grandchildren. This was a dear favorite of mine in the 1950s, and I remember drooling over Richard Simmons then, and as an adult I see my taste hasn't changed. He sure is a sight to behold in his uniform and his mannerisms and style are absolutely smashing. He seems so natural as a Mountie. When originally watching these shows I recall there weren't many with his horse, but lately I've only seen the summer shows and am looking forward to the winter ones. After all, living in Maine we had a lot in common with the Yukon. One thing I noticed on the back of the package they mentioned the Mounties "doing work in Alaska." Now surely whoever wrote that should know that Alaska wasn't part of Canada even in the 1890s. Stuff like that drives me nuts. It is truly a wonderful series with great moral messages. Also it amazes me that we have the technology to relive these old series again. It will mean a lot to us 'war babies' and 'baby boomers' as we age even more. I would highly recommend it to anyone tired of the drivel coming out of Hollywood today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful June 30, 2012
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The production was excellent of season 2 of this wonderful series. As I look forward to season 3 (the last) I can't help but wonder, more than 50 years later, why they didn't continue it. The writing is pretty good (with an occasional exception), and the acting and sets were top notch, considering that they did so many episodes per year and didn't have much time to work on each one. Simmons, King, and Rex are all quite beautiful specimens of their type!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Corny but fun March 1, 2013
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I enjoy Sergeant Preston of the Yukon immensely. It is extremely corny and every remote cabin looks suspiciously like the same cabin but it is fun. As a dog lover I watch it mostly to see Yukon King in action.
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