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North to Alaska (1960)

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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Henry Hathaway

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John Lee Mahin (screenplay), Martin Rackin (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Sam McCord
Stewart Granger ... George Pratt
Ernie Kovacs ... Frankie Canon
Fabian ... Billy Pratt
Capucine ... Michelle Bonet - aka Angel
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Peter Boggs
Karl Swenson ... Lars Nordquist
Joe Sawyer ... Land Commissioner
Kathleen Freeman ... Lena Nordquist
John Qualen ... Logger Judge
Stanley Adams ... Breezy
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Storyline

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 partners' gold claim.

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These were the adventures . . . fighting, laughing and brawling their way from Seattle to Nome! [Australia Theatrical] See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1960 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Alaskans See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the scene at the bar, where John Wayne's character is searching for "Frank", there is a song being played in the background while they search. This is "North to Alaska" by Johnny Horton, the song for which the movie is named, being played in a honky-tonk style. See more »

Goofs

Inside the cabin, Sam hasn't quite finished buttoning Michelle's blouse when George enters. Later, the blouse appears completely buttoned. See more »

Quotes

Billy Pratt: [sniffing Michelle's neck after she seats her at the table] Oh, golly, you smell good!
Michelle: Thank you. Whatever you're cooking smells good, too.
Billy Pratt: I'd rather smell you.
Michelle: Uhm... Shall we dine?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: NOME, 1900 See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: John Wayne (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Knew
Fabian sings
Music: Russell Faith
Lyrics: Robert P. Marcucci Peter De Angelis (as Peter DeAngelis)
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User Reviews

The Duke up north. A hoot!
23 May 2002 | by eaglejet98See 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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