|1960 - 1961
Set in Skagway, Alaska during
the Gold Rush years of 1897-99, Ralph Taeger
starred as Mike Halliday, a gold prospector at odds with
Jeff Durain (James Coburn), the owner of a
hotel and gambling casino where many of the miners
lose their hard-earned money.
Goldie, Mike and
Other people in this northern mining
- Mari Blanchard as Kathy O'Hara, an
honest hotel owner and friend of Mike Halliday.
- J. Pat O'Malley as Kathy's uncle
- Joi Lansing as Goldie, a greedy,
buxom gold rush gal who helped her boyfriend
Jeff Durain with his shady deals.
- L.Q. Jones as Joe Teel
- Karl Swenson as Dr. Edwards
- Troy Melton as Ferris
- Donald Kerr as piano player
TRIVIA NOTE: The series was a copy of
an other program of the times, THE ALASKANS
starring Roger Moore.
directed by Sam Peckinpah who later created the
classic western film The Wild Bunch
When KLONDIKE was cancel in mid season, the lead
actors (Ralph Taeger and James Coburn)
were given another short-lived series (8
episodes) called ACAPULCO about two adventurous
ex-GIs turned beach bums who bodyguarded for a
Obituaries: Mari Blanchard: 05/10/1970; James
Coburn: 11/18/2002; Joi Lansing: 08/07/1972; Karl
Swenson: 10/08/1978; Troy Melton: 11/15/1995; Donald
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