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North to Alaska (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 7 November 1960 (USA)
During the Alaska gold rush, prospector George sends partner Sam to Seattle to bring his fiancée but when it turns out that she married another man, Sam returns with a pretty substitute, the hostess of the Henhouse dance hall.

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George Pratt
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Billy Pratt
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Angel
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Peter Boggs
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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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It's fun-filled adventure all the way from Seattle to Nome! See more »

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Comedy | Western

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7 November 1960 (USA)  »

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Go North  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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

During the sequence when Sam and George are helping to defend the claim, you can see Mt. Whitney in the background which is in California. See more »

Quotes

Sam McCord: This is my old friend Lena Nordquist.
Michelle: How do you do, Mrs Nordquist?
Sam McCord: Well, come on, come on! There's nothing to fear. She's half-human.
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Connections

Featured in Shoot It in Lone Pine! (2008) See more »

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Sweet Genevieve
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Music by Henry Tucker
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The Duke up north. A hoot!
23 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a great movie. Funny and entertaining.

Each of the characters could fill up a movie by themselves. Ernie Kovaks steals the show as the ultimate cheat and chiseler. John Wayne knows he is doing a parody of himself, plays it to the hilt and pulls it off brilliantly. Capucine is a classy lady. Even though she works in a bordello, you somehow know she's a nice girl. Even Clancy the shaggy dog has a great role. Johnny Horton's title hit, North to Alaska, is his best song ever. Classic cowboy movie fight scenes at the beginning and end.

A total hoot.


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