Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday's Favorite OTR

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon: “The Prisoner” 3/20/52

Sgt. Preston must drive his team of sled dogs through a blizzard with almost no supplies in order to deliver a dangerous prisoner to jail.

Like the other shows that originated at WXYZ in Detroit (The Lone Ranger & The Green Hornet), the best Sgt. Preston episodes were models of clear and vivid storytelling. This is one of my favorites. It keeps you engrossed from start to finish. It also teaches you an important lesson—DON’T ever mess with Preston’s lead dog King. That never ends well.

(Sorry--the link I had for a free download is now broken and I cannot find this particular episode elsewhere on any of the public domain sites.)

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