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North to Alaska (1960)

 -  Comedy | Western  -  7 November 1960 (USA)
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Sam and George strike gold in Alaska. George sends Sam to Seattle to bring George's fiancée back to Alaska. Sam finds she is already married, and returns instead with Angel. Sam, after ... See full summary »

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George Pratt
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Frankie Canon
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Billy Pratt
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Angel
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Peter Boggs
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Lars Nordquist
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Land Commissioner
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Lena Nordquist
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Storyline

Sam and George strike gold in Alaska. George sends Sam to Seattle to bring George's fiancée back to Alaska. Sam finds she is already married, and returns instead with Angel. Sam, after trying to get George and Angel together, finally romances Angel, who, in the meantime, is busy fighting off the advances of George's younger brother, Billy. Frankie is a con man trying to steal the partner's gold claim. Written by Anonymous

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Big Sam and the Big Adventure! See more »

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Comedy | Western

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7 November 1960 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The creek where the cabin is located is also the same spot used in True Grit (1969) (where Dennis Hopper's character and his brother are killed) and in Nevada Smith (1966) (where Steve McQueen's character first meets Brian Keith's character). See more »

Goofs

In the major fight, Frankie Canon is knocked face-down into fairly deep mud. Seconds later he is shown "pre-fight clean" and then somewhat muddied shortly thereafter (but, even then, not as muddy as he should be). See more »

Quotes

Billy Pratt: [sniffing Michelle's neck after she seats her at the table] Oh, golly, you smell good!
Michelle: Thank you. Whatever you're cooking smells good, too.
Billy Pratt: I'd rather smell you.
Michelle: Uhm... Shall we dine?
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Featured in The John Wayne Anthology (1991) See more »

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When the Saints Go Marching In
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Music by James Milton Black
Played by the Salvation Army Band
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Lumber jacks become gold miners in Nome, Alaska.
18 May 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

John Wayne plays Sam McCord, who teams up with George Pratt, played by Stewart Granger, striking it rich with a gold mine around the turn of the century in Alaska. Fabian plays George's younger brother, Billy. George sends Sam back to Seattle to bring back his bride to be; instead, Sam brings back a chorus girl played by Capucine.

Henry Hathaway directs this fist swinging comedy. Of course, Mr. Wayne is in charge of the fist fights and Fabian is the butt of and source of most of the comedy. Comic Ernie Kovacs plays a snide claim jumper. Fast paced frolic of a picture. An enjoyable lighter side of 'Duke' Wayne.


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