North to Alaska

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An Alaskan prospector (John Wayne) escorts a girl from Seattle to a northern boom town. Comedy ensues when the girl falls for her escort and not the lovestruck partner for who she was intended. Simpering crooner Fabian delivers "If You Knew." The popularity of the title song sung by Johnny Horton helped provide an excellent box office return on the film.

Cast

John Wayne
as Sam McCord
Stewart Granger
as George Pratt
Ernie Kovacs
as Frankie Canon
Capucine
as Angel
Fabian
as Billy Pratt
Mickey Shaughnessy
as Peter Boggs
Karl Swenson
as Lars Nordquist
Joe Sawyer
as Land Commissioner
Kathleen Freeman
as Lena Nordquist
Douglas Dick
as Lieutenant
Lilyan Chauvin
as Jenny Lamont
Marcel Hillaire
as Jenny's Husband Butler
Richard Deacon
as Angus Desk Clerk
James Griffith
as Salvationist
Max Hellinger
as Bish the Waiter
Richard Collier
as Skinny Sourdough
Dog: Hobo
as Clancy
Esther Dale
as Woman at picnic
Roy Jenson
as Logger
Charles Seel
as Gold buyer
Rayford Barnes
as Gold Buyer
Oscar Beregi
as Captain
Alan Carney
as Bartender with Hat
Tom Dillon
as Barber
Arlene Harris
as Queen Lil
Joey Faye
as Sourdough
Pamela Raymond
as Pony Dancer
Patty Wharton
as Specialty Dancer
Johnny Lee
as Coachman
Tudor Owen
as Purser
Paul Maxey
as Fat Sourdough
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Critic Reviews for North to Alaska

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Audience Reviews for North to Alaska

  • Nov 15, 2009
    This is a action filled comedy western, funny and heartwarming and John plays his usual macho self. My favorite scene would be the one where George and Capucine succeeds in making the Duke jealous. Hilarious!
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 04, 2009
    This is incredible comedy-adventure as well as John Wayne hangs up his stirrups, puts away his scowl, and reveals himself as an unexpectedly brilliant slapstick comic. This is rather than a typical John Wayne Western, this is a John Wayne Northern. And Capucine is wonderfully in her performance as "Angel" who's in love with Big Sam (Wayne), not Sam's partner. She looked so beautiful as a French actress.
    Dean M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 19, 2008
    funny and light-hearted john wayne comedy. i've seen a comedy with john wayne in it before and it wasn't good at all. however this one is directed by someone else and miles better for it!
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2008
    I got a review on this the other day from a friend of mine,and I forgot all about this movie.So I went out and rented it.I forgot how great of a movie this is.The Duke is awesome and so funny.Loved how it was after the North to Alasks song by Johnny Horton.Just a good hearted old movie to kick back and watch.Thanks Chad for reminding me of it.
    Daryl . Super Reviewer

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