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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... See more »

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Sam McCord
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George Pratt
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Frankie Canon
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Billy Pratt
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Michelle Bonet - aka Angel
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Peter Boggs
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Lars Nordquist
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Land Commissioner
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Lena Nordquist
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Logger Judge
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Breezy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Man at Picnic (uncredited)
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Worker Unloading Boat (uncredited)
Alice Allyn ...
Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Jimmy Ames ...
Dealer at Palace Saloon (uncredited)
Harry Arnie ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Norseman Logger (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Rayford Barnes ...
Gold Buyer (uncredited)
Herman Belmonte ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Captain (uncredited)
Oscar Blank ...
Miner (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ...
Miner (uncredited)
Peter Bourne ...
Olaf (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Monte Burkhart ...
Arnie's Friend (uncredited)
John Burnside ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Dog (uncredited)
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Jenny Lamont (uncredited)
Richard Collier ...
Steambath - Skinny Sourdough (uncredited)
Tom Collins ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Duggan (uncredited)
Jane Crowley ...
Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
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Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Angus - Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Lieutenant (uncredited)
George Diestel ...
Mate (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ...
Barber (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Hope Du Bois ...
Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Ann Duggan ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
Joey Faye ...
Miner / Artist (uncredited)
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Arnie (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Fortune Gordien ...
Logger (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ...
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ...
Gunman at Arnie's Claim (uncredited)
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Ole (uncredited)
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Salvation Army Leader (uncredited)
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Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Signe Hack ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
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Queen Lil (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
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Outlaw (uncredited)
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Jenny's Husband - 'Butler' (uncredited)
Barbara Hines ...
Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
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Man at Picnic (uncredited)
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Miner / Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
Tex Holden ...
Miner (uncredited)
Arline Hunter ...
Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
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Ole - Logger Punched by Sam (uncredited)
Jack Jobson ...
Barbershop Proprietor (uncredited)
Stan Johnson ...
Tree Climber (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
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Worker Unloading Boat (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Pat Lawler ...
Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Shirley Lawrence ...
Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Johnny Lee ...
Coachman (uncredited)
Marilyn Lindsey ...
Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Barbara Mansell ...
Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Wagon Driver (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Max Mellinger ...
Everett Bishop (uncredited)
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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)
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Purser (uncredited)
Yvonne Peattie ...
Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
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Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
Ruth Perrott ...
Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
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Dealer (uncredited)
Pamela Raymond ...
Pony Dancer (uncredited)
Edward Rickard ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ...
Miner (uncredited)
Victor Romito ...
Deck Hand (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Charles Seel ...
Gold Buyer (uncredited)
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Salvation Army Player (uncredited)
Cap Somers ...
Miner (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ...
Dock Worker (uncredited)
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Saloon Show Patron (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ...
Saloon Show Patron (uncredited)
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Roustabout (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
Glen Walters ...
Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
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Steward (uncredited)
Patti Wharton ...
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Henry Hathaway

Written by

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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

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Henry Hathaway ... producer
Charles K. Feldman ... producer (uncredited)
John Lee Mahin ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Lionel Newman
Cyril J. Mockridge ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Leon Shamroy ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Dorothy Spencer

Art Direction by

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Duncan Cramer
Jack Martin Smith

Set Decoration by

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Stuart A. Reiss ... (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Bill Thomas ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Helen Turpin ... hair stylist
Web Overlander ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Monty Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stanley Hough ... assistant director
Richard Talmadge ... second unit director

Art Department

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Don B. Greenwood ... property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Alfred Bruzlin ... sound
Warren B. Delaplain ... sound

Special Effects by

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Barney Wolff ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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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

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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

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Ed Wynigear ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bernard Mayers ... orchestrator
Urban Thielmann ... orchestrator
Irving Gertz ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lionel Newman ... conductor (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Josephine Earl ... dances staged by
Teresa Brachetto ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... stand-in (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines These were the adventures . . . fighting, laughing and brawling their way from Seattle to Nome! [Australia Theatrical] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Go North (United States)
  • The Alaskans (United States)
  • Le grand Sam (France)
  • Land der 1000 Abenteuer (Germany)
  • Alaska, tierra de oro (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 122 min
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Budget $3,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The John Wayne Anthology (1991). See more »
Soundtracks If You Knew See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: NOME, 1900 See more »
Quotes Sam McCord: Well, I'm savin' a life, that's all I know.
Michelle: 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.
Sam McCord: That's perfect. You even sound like a wife!
Michelle: I do not consider that a compliment!
Sam McCord: 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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