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In 1950s, a windowed mother falls for an Alaskan gold miner, so they move to the Alaskan wilderness and try to find gold and happiness.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Sarah James, Martha Martin (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
Jill Eikenberry ... Martha Martin
Art Hindle ... Don Martin
Ari Magder Ari Magder ... Lloyd Henderson
Graham Greene ... Samuel Smith
Davina Whitehouse ... Grandmother Kitteridge
Tony Groser Tony Groser ... Steven Henderson Senior
June Bishop ... Evelyn Henderson
Helen Moulder Helen Moulder ... Doris
Sam Tyson-Hogg Sam Tyson-Hogg ... Baby - Younger
Christopher Douglas Christopher Douglas ... Baby - Older
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In 1950s, a windowed mother falls for an Alaskan gold miner, so they move to the Alaskan wilderness and try to find gold and happiness.

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Drama | Adventure

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From the great granddaughter of "Martha Martin"
14 April 2013 | by abolyan920See all my reviews

The book that this movie is based off of, O Rugged Land of Gold, was written by my great grandmother (under the pen name Martha Martin, real name was Helen Bolyan). Lloyd's name is really Clyde, my grandfather. I asked him after the movie first came out and we watched it, if he was as much of a brat as he was portrayed in the movie and he told me he was always a good boy. But the twinkle in his eye made me think otherwise :-)

My grandfather was born in 1915. The book states that my great grandmother complied events from her life to write the story. The movie loosely portrayed the book, for example the set it in the 50s. My dad was born in 43, so my grandpa couldn't have been a little boy in the 50s :-) There really was a mine. It's located on the Chichagof Island. You can read how it came to be if you Google "Cobol Chichagof Island". There is a Juneau parks and rec link about George A Bolyan (Don Martin) that my grandfather wrote. It won't let me post the actual link.

Keep in mind the movie was filmed in New Zealand, there are no possums in Alaska :-)


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventuri in Alaska See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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