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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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Frankie Canon
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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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Logger Judge
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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 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

7 November 1960 (USA)  »

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Go North  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Years after the production was first shown in public, the producers of the film admitted that, in the scene where Capucine is trying to laugh, she was actually tickled on her feet and that her laughs and pleas for mercy were entirely genuine. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Sam McCord (John Wayne) and George Pratt (Stewart Granger) are coming out of the Palace escorting Peter Boggs to the Land Commissioner, Frankie pulls up in a wagon to race into the Palace to get Peter Boggs. When the fight starts and Frankie hits John Wayne, Wayne stumbles back. As he stumbles, he loses his cowboy hat. When his hat comes off, so does his toupee. As he turns around and you can see the bald spots on the top and back of his head. See more »

Quotes

Sam McCord: Women. Peculiar.
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Connections

Referenced in Shoot the Pianist (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Saints Go Marching In
(uncredited)
Music by James Milton Black
Played by the Salvation Army Band
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My favorite movie of all time!
4 May 2002 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is too funny! And too heartwarming! I can watch this movie over and over and still laugh! And it is not slapstick! Just good ole wholesome American comedy! My favorite! Three men, (well, two men and a teen) and a French woman! What a combo!! John Wayne is his usual macho self. That is always fun to watch. And Stewart Granger is soooo good here! I have seen him in many things, but I think he out-did himself here! He's too funny! And poor Fabian. He breaks my heart with his love-sick adoration of Michelle! If you haven't seen this, you must rent it. You will be glad you did. And you WILL end up watching it again. It's that type of movie.


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