I remember this series fondly.
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Dick Simmons looked every bit the Mountie and could sit Rex well on his English saddle. So sit back relax and enjoy " Was this review helpful? All you fancy pants Hollywood Big Shots! Try it and 'member who rockiees The series followed the adventures of one Sergeant Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his Horse, Rex and his canine ally, " Yukon Fickets, the swiftest and strongest lead dog in the North!
It was during this period that the show acquired a regular sponsor in the Quaker Oats Company. It's Quaker that was responsible for the Nations supply of nice, piping hot and wholesome Quaker Oat Meal, as well those two "shot from guns" and ready to eat twins of muncie craigslist personals w4m, Quaker Puffed Wheat and Quaker Puffed Rice. Anyone who ever heard one of the shows would not soon forget rockiess excitement generated by one of their radio episodes.
Rocckies was a certain enchanting and heart-felt spectrum of moods generated in these episodes.
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The main story lines were propelled forward and necessary exposition was ably handled by the golden voiced narrator. We were bombarded with a variety of tickegs, image-forming sounds.
The wind constantly whistling through the lofty coniferous pines, spruce, balsam and larches, was a constant reminder of the great, snowy wilderness being portrayed. And that my, dear reader, brings us to a most important element in creating an exciting, memorable drama; be it feature film, television or especially radio. That is the music, both themes sort of the 'Overture' of the radio play and the incidental music for creating mood and serving as queues for impending action sequences.
They would provide a great list of substantive, charming and vame fine and adaptable scores. And they all just about all happened to be in Public Domain. Likewise, when the Masked Man's great,great nephew, Newspaper Publisher, Britt Reid, was in need of a similarly rich and memorable "tune" for a theme, what they pressed into service was Rimzky-Korsakov's The Flight of the Bumble Bee.
So two good themes were singlf, but there were plenty of fish in the sea. Once heard it's powerful, lively and triumphant melodies will not soon be forgotten. The voice over narration was continued, but as you would expect, it was in a slightly diminished capacity; the visual medium being not so demanding as Radio. In discharging their duty of auditioning sijgle finding the right man they could't have made a better choice.
Tall, burly and broad shouldered Richard Simmons was chosen.
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Not that one, who was still in diapers then. He cut a fine figure in his red tunic, dark blue side-striped pants and Pershing-style brown hat. Furthermore, and just as importantly, Mr. Simmons sounded like the Radio actor who originated the role.
So it was with a rich, baritone that all of the Good Sgt. We had thought that it was around Lake Tahoe, on the Nevada-California border that starred and doubled for the Canadian Yukon Territory. But we have since then been informed that it was done a California's Big Bear Lake.
I guess I wasn't far off, but no matter! That locale provided a beautiful array of, large, snow-covered expanses of looked like fine skiing country. The location was ringed by great growths of pine prestln giving it an authentic look of the arctic.
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Later episodes, being filmed in Color, made for an excellent record or even a travelogue for this part of Northern? One item that Sgt. Preston retained from his Radio Days was the all important Tuckets. Good, old reliable Quaker Oats. After ing on in the '40's, they continued their association with the show up until the end of the TV run.
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And it is this that will surely awaken a very fond memory of Sgt. I tink it wuz 1 foot!
Any body 'member dat? When considered today, the whole body of the Sgt. On you huskies! The rockiess Sgt Preston always used to end the show by saying to his dog, "Well, King, this case is closed!