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Director:
Writers:
John Lee Mahin (screenplay) &
Martin Rackin (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
7 November 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
These were the adventures . . . fighting, laughing and brawling their way from Seattle to Nome! [Australia Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
Sam and George strike gold in Alaska. George sends Sam to Seattle to bring George's fiancé back to Alaska... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Lumber jacks become gold miners in Nome, Alaska. See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Sam McCord

Stewart Granger ... George Pratt

Ernie Kovacs ... Frankie Canon

Fabian ... Billy Pratt

Capucine ... Angel
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Peter Boggs

Karl Swenson ... Lars Nordquist
Joe Sawyer ... Land Commissioner

Kathleen Freeman ... Lena Nordquist

John Qualen ... Logger Judge

Stanley Adams ... Breezy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Worker Unloading Boat (uncredited)
Alice Allyn ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Jimmy Ames ... Miner (uncredited)
Harry Arnie ... Miner (uncredited)

Mark Bailey ... Norseman Logger (uncredited)
Rayford Barnes ... Gold Buyer (uncredited)
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Captain (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Miner (uncredited)
Peter Bourne ... Olaf (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Miner (uncredited)
Monte Burkhart ... Arnie's Friend (uncredited)

Alan Carney ... Bartender (uncredited)
Clancy Cavanaugh ... Dog (uncredited)
Lilyan Chauvin ... Jenny Lamont (uncredited)
Richard Collier ... Steambath - Skinny Sourdough (uncredited)
Tom Collins ... Miner (uncredited)
Stephen Courtleigh ... Duggan (uncredited)
Esther Dale ... Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
Maurice Dallimore ... Bartender (uncredited)

Richard Deacon ... Angus - Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Barfly (uncredited)

Douglas Dick ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
George Diestel ... Mate (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ... Barber (uncredited)
James Dime ... Miner (uncredited)
Hope Du Bois ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Ann Duggan ... Girl (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Barfly (uncredited)
Joey Faye ... Miner / Artist (uncredited)

Frank Faylen ... Arnie (uncredited)
Fortune Gordien ... Logger (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Gunman at Arnie's Claim (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Ole (uncredited)

James Griffith ... Salvation Army Leader (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Arlene Harris ... Queen Lil (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jo Helton ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)

Tom Hennesy ... Outlaw (uncredited)
Marcel Hillaire ... Jenny's Husband - 'Butler' (uncredited)
Barbara Hines ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Pat Hogan ... Miner / Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
Arline Hunter ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Miner (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Ole - Logger Punched by Sam (uncredited)
Jack Jobson ... Barbershop Proprietor (uncredited)
Stan Johnson ... Tree Climber (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Miner (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Worker Unloading Boat (uncredited)
Pat Lawler ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Johnny Lee ... Coachman (uncredited)
Marilyn Lindsey ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Barbara Mansell ... Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Miner (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Renny McEvoy ... Miner (uncredited)
Max Mellinger ... Everett Bishop (uncredited)
Kansas Moehring ... Miner (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Street Brawler (uncredited)
Jimmy Noel ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Jerry O'Sullivan ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Ollie O'Toole ... Mack (uncredited)
Narda Onyx ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Jack Orrison ... Miner (uncredited)
Tudor Owen ... Purser (uncredited)
Yvonne Peattie ... Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
Jack Perkins ... Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
Ruth Perrott ... Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
Pamela Raymond ... Pony Dancer (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Miner (uncredited)
Charles Seel ... Gold Buyer (uncredited)
Milton Selzer ... Salvation Army Player (uncredited)

Cap Somers ... Miner (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Dock Worker (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Saloon Show Patron (uncredited)

Vic Tayback ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Miner (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
Glen Walters ... Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
Ray Weaver ... Steward (uncredited)
Patty Wharton ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Henry Hathaway 
 
Writing credits
John Lee Mahin (screenplay) &
Martin Rackin (screenplay) and
Claude Binyon (screenplay)

Ladislas Fodor (play "Birthday Gift") (as Laszlo Fodor)

John H. Kafka (idea) (as John Kafka)

Ben Hecht  uncredited
Wendell Mayes  uncredited

Produced by
Henry Hathaway .... producer
Charles K. Feldman .... producer (uncredited)
John Lee Mahin .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Lionel Newman 
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
Duncan Cramer 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Web Overlander .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Hough .... assistant director
Richard Talmadge .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Barney Wolff .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
John Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Jenson .... stunts (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Talmadge .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Crawford .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Henry Gerzen .... best boy (uncredited)
Fred Hall .... gaffer (uncredited)
Leo McCreary .... key grip (uncredited)
Clyde Taylor .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Wynigear .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator
Urban Thielmann .... orchestrator
Irving Gertz .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Josephine Earl .... dances staged by
Teresa Brachetto .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Martha Manor .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
122 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-8 | Sweden:15 | UK:U | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1990) (2003) | USA:TV-PG (cable rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #19724) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

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:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the cavalry come to impound the mine and the Duke is about to ride off with his share of the gold, the trooper has the correct Trapdoor Springfield carbine, but the cocking noise is that of a lever action Winchester. The Springfield had a side hammer and makes a click-click noise, while the Winchester makes a shook-shook noise.See more »
Quotes:
Billy Pratt:Sam?
Sam McCord:Yes, Billy?
Billy Pratt:How do you feel when you're jealous?
Sam McCord:Well, how should I know?
Billy Pratt:Well, I'm jealous!
Sam McCord:Oh, where's that whiskey?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Shoot It in Lone Pine! (2008) (V)See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Lumber jacks become gold miners in Nome, Alaska., 18 May 2000
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

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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