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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
During the scene at the bar, where John Wayne's character is searching for "Frank", there is a song being played in the background whilst they search. This is the song "North to Alaska" by Johnny Horton, the song for which the movie is named, being played in a honky-tonk style. See more »
Sam McCord's hair flies off with the first punch of his fight with Frankie Canon. See more »
Well, I'm savin' a life, that's all I know.
Maybe, but you don't make any sense at all! Which is all right, because if you're too drunk to talk, we'll find something else to do.
That's perfect. You even sound like a wife!
I do not consider that a compliment!
I'm on your side, lady! It's my only politics: anti-wife! Any woman who devotes herself to making one man miserable instead of a lot of men happy don't get my vote.
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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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