7.2/101 Votes Alchetron
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
First episode date 29 September 1955
Number of seasons 3
Cast Richard Simmons
Starring Richard Simmons
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 78
Final episode date 27 February 1958
Number of episodes 78
|Created by George W. Trendle
Networks CBS, American Broadcasting Company
Similar The Lone Ranger, Adventures of Superman, Dragnet, Due South, Hawaiian Eye
1957 sergeant preston the black ace
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon was an American drama adventure television series, broadcast between 1955 and 1958. It was based on the radio drama Challenge of the Yukon.
- 1957 sergeant preston the black ace
- Comic book adaptation
- Guest stars
Richard Simmons starred as Sgt. Preston, and was supported by his dog Yukon King and horse Rex, now played by real animals. The dog cast as King was not a husky, however, but a large Alaskan Malamute. Charles Livingstone, who had worked on the radio version, directed several episodes. Though no plotlines seem to have been re-used from the radio show, they were generally built upon the same themes.
Mainly filmed at Ashcroft, Colorado, the series was telecast on CBS from September 29, 1955, to September 25, 1958. The first two seasons were produced by Trendle-Campbell-Meurer, and the show was broadcast in the same time slot as ABC's The Lone Ranger. In its last season, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon was purchased and produced by the Jack Wrather Corporation.
Following a custom of the period, the show took its theme music from the classical repertoire, in this case the overture to Emil von Reznicek's comic opera Donna Diana.
Comic book adaptation
Don Sherwood adapted the series into a comic book series, with scripts by Stan Stunell.
In 1955, the Quaker Oats company gave away land in the Klondike as part of the Klondike Big Inch Land Promotion which was tied in with the television show. Genuine deeds each to one square inch of a lot in Yukon Territory, issued by Klondike Big Inch Land Co. Inc., were inserted into Quaker's Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice cereal boxes.
Timeless Media Group released a 2-disc best-of set featuring 10 episodes from the series on DVD in Region 1 on November 21, 2006.
Infinity Entertainment has released all 3 seasons of the series on DVD in Region 1.
In May 2016, the series resurfaced on U.S. TV, airing weekday mornings on the action/adventure/western oriented GRIT classic TV/movie network.
The guest stars on Sergeant Preston included: