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Plot: 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… Runtime: 122 min Release Date: 16 Dec 1960
North to Alaska is by far the funniest John Wayne movie I've seen. He plays Sam McCord a Seattle lumberjack turned Alaskan gold miner. He and two brothers George and Billy Pratt, played by Stewart Granger and Fabian, have just discovered what promises to be a very successful gold-strike.Fabian is especially funny as George's younger brother Billy, and Ernie Kovacs plays a sneaky villain named Frankie Canon who has had past dealings with Angel.
John Wayne's best "humorous" movie. (by gbechtel-1)
This is an extremely funny movie. It is well written. I feel it is John Wayne's best "humor" movie. It keeps your attention by moving from scene to scene. My wife and I have watched this a dozen times and never grow tired of it.John Wayne and his partner strike gold in Alaska. A con man tries to steal it from them. In the meantime John has to pick up his partner's fiancé in Seattle. She's now married so he gets a substitute a prostitute . Who misunderstands Johns's intentions and falls in love with him while they attend a hilarious logger's picnic in Seattle. <more>
And this is only a brief description of the 1st half.This is a must see.
Not to be missed - worthing buying. (by simon-1844)
If you like happy endings, then this the movie for you. Great fun. The cast must had a great time making this one. I agree with the first selected director that the idea of Capucine as a hooker/tart is utterly ridiculous! And in love with Wayne, that's very hard to understand... but ignore that and let the movie take you along with a great ride. I just found that Capucine is pronounced 'Capuseen' - I always thought it was 'Capucheen'. What a truly beautiful lady - she was far too beautiful to be human! Sadly, she committed suicide - what a dreadful, awful and sad waste. <more>
What a shame she did not meet me, I would have cherished her - it's amazing how modest I am, considering my brilliance. I just saw it on TV - I'd forgotten about it. Now I'll buy my own copy.
Stewart Granger in his memoirs said he was very glad to receive the role of George Pratt when he did and was always grateful to John Wayne who got him cast in the part. He had just left MGM and offers were not piling up. Granger's career was in a transitional stage and he would soon take off for Europe and all kinds of spaghetti westerns. Right at that point he needed a paycheck.Granger and Fabian play the brothers Pratt, George and Billy and John Wayne is their partner Sam McCord in a gold claim that's just hit it big. He's got to buy mining equipment in Seattle and Pratt's <more>
fiancé Jennie is there too. Wayne's to bring back both the equipment and Jennie.But Jennie has off and got herself married. So Wayne in a moment of alcoholic brilliance spots another girl with a French accent in a pleasure palace called the Birdcage and decided to take her back to Alaska for Granger. She's played by Capucine. But things don't quite work out.Of course there's another kind of claim jumping going on led by no-good cynical gambler Ernie Kovacs. All kinds of problems for the McCord-Pratt partnership. If you like your comedy broad and unsophisticated North to Alaska is your kind of film. The Duke has some of his funniest screen moments in this film. There's a whole routine with Granger and Capucine trying to make Wayne jealous and with Fabian serving as a straight man to Wayne, it's a pretty funny bit of business. Wayne's facial expressions are alone worth seeing the movie.John Wayne was always shrewd in marketing his films and he sought to woo a younger audience by having current teenage idols in his films around that time. He had Ricky Nelson in Rio Bravo and Frankie Avalon in The Alamo and now Fabian in North to Alaska.I saw an interview with Fabian some years ago where he said Wayne was a formidable presence on the set of his film. He was great when you got to know him and he accepted you. But you did things his way or it was the highway, no questions asked.Fabian has some moments too as a 17 year old whose hormones get going at the sight of Capucine. He sings a song in the film, If You Only Knew. But the real song hit is the title tune sung by Johnny Horton over the title. It was a big hit for Horton in his short and tragic career. Frankie Laine also sold a few platters with this song.If your taste is sophisticated drawing room comedy, this ain't your film. But fans of the eternal Duke will love it.
entertaining and historically correct movie (by martinbijkerk)
North to Alaska is one of the most northerly western to be brought out, playing mostly in Nome. The movie is complete fiction, but the location and how it looked there during the gold rush are surprisingly correct. After Klondyke, Nome had a kind of second rush, but since most people searched for gold in/near the rivers - like Sam Wayne and his companions did - the real rush came to Nome after a local was chased away from his claim and as he started to wash at the beach ! he found a real bonanza! Nome had no haven, which is shown in the movie: ships mostly arriving from Seattle had to <more>
anchor before the coast and freight and passengers had to be brought aland by smaller vessels. Also characters like Frankie are realistic, for crooks where indeed not hesitating to kill people or steal claims as I mentioned above . How it looks in Nome is also realistic: however most of the year frozen, in the short period the ice melts, the streets were one ditch of thighhigh mud; Frankie is made aware of that fact very firsthand.Humanity note: After Sam brought a girl from Seattle to Nome, which was an silly alcohol decision, he regrets it and leaves her in town so she could take the next boat back. Also in this movie there are people offering apologies, even Sam himself; try to find regret and apologies in other westerns!Music: The title song by Johnnie Horton is a real C&W hit.Totally: The movie is very entertaining, funny, human and realistic in historical context. A good film for the whole family!
John Wayne was always a fighter, never a lover, so on the surface it seems strange to see him cast opposite ultrachic French supermodel Capucine real name Germaine Lefevre in this bawdy action comedy. In fact they had great chemistry: aside from the great Maureen O'Hara, the lovely Frenchwoman who went on to star in such swinging sixties classics as the original "Pink Panther" was one of the few leading ladies to hold her own against the Duke. The plot bears an odd resemblance to "Pretty Woman": after his best friend George a surprisingly funny Stewart Granger is <more>
jilted by his fiancée, Alaska prospector Sam McCord Wayne seeks to cheer him up by hiring a high class call girl Capucine to take her place. Not surprisingly, Sam falls in love with her and, after about three dozen expertly choreographed fight scenes--all played strictly for laughs, with little real peril involved--Wayne gets the girl! Expertly directed by the legendary Henry Hathaway, who directed Wayne in his Oscar-winning vehicle "True Grit," "North to Alaska" has everything: action, laughter, romance, gun fights, barroom brawls, a classic knock-down drag-out in a muddy street, and even a song by Fabian George's brother Billy! As often in his career, Wayne plays a character with a streak of paranoia, though in this case it's halfway justified--a smarmy confidence trickster a brilliant Ernie Kovacs is out to jump his claims, and there are the usual shenanigans before right--and might--triumph. Oh, and there's an Old English Sheepdog named Clancey, who jumps into bed with Capucine. The whole cast is excellent, even Fabian's not too annoying, and there are amusing cameos by Keenan Wynn, Mickey Shaughnessy, Kathleen Freeman, and Richard Deacon. Country great Johnny Horton sings the theme song. An excellent choice.
"North To Alaska" is a rollicking action filled comedy western from Director Henry Hathaway and a departure by star John Wayne from his usual westerns.Sam McCord Wayne , George Pratt Stewart Granger and Billy Pratt Fabian are partners in a rich Alaskan gold mine in 1900. They have just struck it rich and go to the local saloon to celebrate. There, a raucous saloon brawl breaks out, played more for its comedy aspects than for real. Now that he has struck it rich, George can finally send for his long suffering fiancé Jenny who lives in Seattle. Before he leaves he meets scheming <more>
gambler Frankie Cannon Ernie Kovacs with whom he will tangle at a later date.Since Sam has to go to Seattle to buy new mining machinery anyway, George charges him with the task of fetching Jenny back to him. In Seattle, Sam finds that Jenny has, much to her regret, since married. Sam goes to a local brothel called "The Hen House" where he happens to meet Angel Capucine who is French like Jenny. Sam decides to substitute Angel for Jenny and asks her to accompany him to Alaska. Angel as luck would have it, falls in love with Sam.Before leaving for Alaska, Sam goes to a logger's picnic at the request of his old friends Lars and Lena Nordqvist Karl Swenson and Kathleen Freeman . There he protects Angel's honor to the point that she believes he is taking her back to Alaska as his girl.Back in Alaska, Sam brings her to his camp to find that George is away fighting claim jumpers at another camp. Sam leaves Angel in the "care" of George's young brother Billy who tries to woo her for himself with comedic results.When George and Sam return, George is presented with Angel as a replacement for his beloved Jenny. Reluctant at first, he becomes attracted to her until he realizes that she is in love with Sam. The two then plot to make Sam jealous and well you know.Meanwhile Cannon has cross-filed on Sam and George's claim under the name of town drunk Boggs Mickey Shaughnessy , and then the fun begins.Director Hathaway keeps the story moving and entertaining. Wayne proves to be quite adept at light comedy in his role. Fabian surprises as the horny kid brother in perhaps the best role of his movie career. Granger, long an action star in his own right, is equal to the task as George. Ernie Kovacs who was an innovative TV comedian at this time, is wasted as the the slimy chief villain. He hardly has a chance to display his comedic talents. Capucine is lovely and captivating as Angel. Her scenes with Fabian are hilarious.There is plenty of action from the opening saloon brawl to the logger's picnic to the fight with the claim jumpers to the final street fight. And who can ever forget the great Johnny Horton's singing of the title song over the opening credits.One of Wayne's most entertaining pictures.
Out of 20th Century Fox, North to Alaska is directed by Henry Hathaway & uncredited input from John Wayne and stars John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian & Capucine. The film script is based on the play Birthday Gift by Ladislas Fodor, and it's a CinemaScope/Deluxe Color production with Leon Shamroy's cinematography mainly on location at Point Mugu in California. Lionel Newman scores the music and the film also features a hit song of the same name song by Johnny Horton.The plot sees George Pratt Granger & Sam McCord Wayne strike gold in Alaska. Nicely set <more>
up, George sends Sam to Seattle to bring back his fiancée. However, upon finding the girl, Sam learns that she has married another man and Sam makes the decision to bring back a pretty working girl called Angel Capucine as a substitute. Trouble is, is that Angel misunderstands and thinks Sam wants her for himself and begins to fall in love with him. Things are further complicated back in Nome when con man Frankie Canon Ernie Kovacs tries to steal their claim. Not only that but Angel has to contend with George's mood swings and the puppy dog like attentions of George's younger brother, Billy Fabian .It often gets forgotten just what a good comedy actor John Wayne was. His icon status, and the genre he's most famous for, tends to keep his comedy pieces from being discovered by the casual movie fan. Which is a shame because with films like Donovan's Reef, McLintock! and this here Hathaway treasure, there's enough fun and adventure to blow away the blues. The story in truth is nothing to write home about, it's a standard love triangle piece surrounded by gold rush conning and conniving. While teenage singer Fabian is out of his depth as his hyperactive hormone act quickly loses impetus. Also problematic is that Capucine, though regally pretty, gives a one note and lacklustre performance that needs Wayne & Granger to offset it in the scenes they share with her. And yet the film still works incredibly well as a romantic comedy adventure.There's as many fists thrown here as there is in a championship boxing bout, with three hilariously staged free for all punch ups within the movie. The chemistry between Wayne & Granger is spot on as they do macho in a comedy stylie, and Kovacs revels in being the moustache twirling con man. Hathaway stepping in when Richard Fleischer bailed out of the project was a dab hand at action scenes, with a rolling wagon cart-come-shoot out-punch up sequence as rip roaring as it is funny. Hell! even the animals get in on the act, be it a shaggy loyal dog or head butting goats, they too are filling out the comedy.There's also a lot of beauty on offer as Shamroy Cleopatra/Leave Her to Heaven/The Black Swan turns parts of California into Nome, Alaska. The scenes set around the twin cabin site of Sam & George are filmed at Hot Creek near Mammoth Mountain are simply gorgeous, while Mt. Morrison, a magnificent piece of nature, is featured in the background of many shots. Dorothy Spencer's editing is tight and on the money and Newman's score is brisk and bouncy. This is a far from flawless picture for sure, but what flaws are here are easily forgiven if the viewer is in the right spirit to take the film as it should and was meant to be taken. 8/10
Aw, women. I never met one yet that was half as reliable as a horse. (by lastliberal)
I am watching at least 12 hours of John Wayne tonight. Am I crazy? Probably.Fight? This movie doesn't have no stinkin' fight, it has an all-out mud-brawl! There was a time that The Duke liked to have pop stars around him. This s one of three in a row. This one had Fabian, who sang "If you knew." This was an extremely funny movie and a real sleeper.John Wayne is very much in his element in this film, but the story and cast causes some to dismiss it. Give it a fair chance and you will see it is really a good film.