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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 fiancée back to Alaska... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
My favorite movie of all time! See more (38 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 ... Dealer at Palace Saloon (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)
Tex Driscoll ... 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)
Mike Lally ... Bartender (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)

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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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:
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:
Continuity: Inside the cabin, Sam hasn't quite finished buttoning Michelle's blouse when George enters. Later, the blouse appears completely buttoned.See more »
Quotes:
Sam McCord:Ahh, women! I never met one yet that was half as reliable as a horse!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
My favorite movie of all time!, 4 May 2002
Author: Capucine from Connecticut, USA

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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