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North to Alaska

North to Alaska

Henry Hathaway (1960)

116min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Johnny Horton's theme song for this marvellous roistering action film went to number four in the US charts, creating massive public awareness and popularity for this splendid comedy adventure. In a sparkling cast, John Wayne stars as gold prospector Big Sam, with the always underrated (especially by himself) Stewart Granger as his wily partner. The eclectic casting also includes teen idol Fabian as Granger's unlikely sibling, and the acerbic Ernie Kovacs as a confidence trickster. Veteran director Henry Hathaway keeps up the pace and humour, and the movie contains one of the wildest, wackiest bar-room brawls in Hollywood history.

Summary

Gold prospector Sam travels to Seattle to fetch his partner George's fiancee. When he discovers she has married someone else, Sam takes it upon himself to find a suitable replacement. Unfortunately, his attempts to bring the substitute bride and George together do not go to plan, and a conman is trying to get his hands on their gold. Comedy Western, starring John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Capucine and Ernie Kovacs.

Cast & Crew

Sam McCord John Wayne
George Pratt Stewart Granger
Frankie Canon Ernie Kovacs
Billy Pratt Fabian
Michelle, "Angel" Capucine
Peter Boggs Mickey Shaughnessy
Lars Nordquist Karl Swenson
Land commissioner Joe Sawyer
Lena Nordquist Kathleen Freeman
Logger John Qualen
Breezy Stanley Adams
Duggan Stephen Courtleigh
Director Henry Hathaway
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy Drama

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