North to Alaska

North to Alaska

Director: Henry Hathaway Cast: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs


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Those familiar only with Johnny Horton's song hit North to Alaska might not be aware that the song came equipped with a movie. John Wayne and Stewart Granger star as a couple of lucky miners in Alaska Territory during the '98 gold rush. Since the Duke is the only man he can trust, Granger sends his pal to Seattle to fetch his fiance. Fabian appears in the cast (playing Granger's brother) primarily to attract teenage filmgoers; he gets to sing, of course, but he's better than usual. The film's centerpiece, an outsized brawl in the muddy streets of Nome, was repeated with several variations in Wayne's subsequent McLintock (1963). North to Alaska was based on a considerably more genteel stage play, Laszlo Fodor's Birthday Gift.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1998
UPC: 0086162121234
Original Release: 1960
Source: 20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Sam McCord
James Stewart George Pratt
Ernie Kovacs Frankie Canon
Fabian Billy Pratt
Capucine Michelle, "Angel"
Mickey Shaughnessy Peter Boggs
Karl Swenson Lars Nordquist
Kathleen Freeman Lena Nordquist
John Qualen Logger
Stanley Adams Breezy
Stephen Courtleigh Duggan
Douglas Dick Lieutenant
Jerry O'Sullivan Sergeant
Ollie O'Toole Mack
Frank Faylen Arnie
Fred Graham Ole
Alan Carney Bartender with Hat
Peter Bourne Olaf
Fortune Gordien Lumberjack
Joey Faye Sourdough
Dog: Hobo Clancy
Roy Jenson Logger
Kermit Maynard Townsman
Joe Sawyer Land Commissioner
Paul Maxey Person
Oscar Beregi Captain
Johnny Lee Coachman
Maurice Dallimore Bartender
Tudor Owen Purser
Lilyan Chauvin Jenny Lamont
Marcel Hillaire Jenny's Husband Butler
Richard Deacon Angus Desk Clerk
James Griffith Salvationist
Richard Collier Skinny Sourdough
Esther Dale Woman at picnic
Charles Seel Gold buyer
Rayford Barnes Gold Buyer
Arlene Harris Queen Lil
Tom Dillon Barber

Technical Credits
Henry Hathaway Director,Producer
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Claude Binyon Screenwriter
Duncan Cramer Art Director
Peter DeAngelis Songwriter
Josephine Earl Choreography
Russell Faith Songwriter
Emil Kosa Special Effects
John Lee Mahin Producer,Screenwriter
Robert Marcucci Songwriter
Wendell Mayes Screenwriter
Lionel Newman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ben Nye Makeup
Martin Rackin Screenwriter
Stuart A. Reiss Set Decoration/Design
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Jack Martin Smith Art Director
Dorothy Spencer Editor
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer

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North to Alaska 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's the Duke at his best!
MTTechSector More than 1 year ago
Yes, that's right - funny! This is a movie that you'll see at least twice a year for some good laughs. It's has action, drama and great laughs all rolled into one DVD package.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago