Director Henry Hathaway and John Wayne seem to have a rollicking good time winking at their rough-and-tough western images with uproarious comedy North To Alaska.
Having struck it rich in the goldfields of Alaska, Wayne heads to Seattle for supplies and to pick up his partner Granger’s fiancee. Discovering her married already, he heads to a brothel to select a substitute (Capucine). Along the way, they fall in love, which sets off a battle royal upon their return to Nome.
North to Alaska co-star Capucine was a lovely haute couture model who became a protege of agent/producer Charles Feldman. She had a brief Hollywood career after which she retreated to Lausanne, Switzerland.
USA | Twentieth Century Fox | 122 minutes | 1960
Director: Henry Hathaway
Script: Wendell Mayes, John Lee Mahin, Ladislas Fodor, Ben Hecht, Claude Binyon, John H. Kafka,
John Wayne as Sam McCord
Fabian as Billy Pratt
Stanley Adams as Breezy
Kathleen Freeman as Lena Nordqvist
Ernie Kovacs as Frankie Canon
Stewart Granger as George Pratt
John Qualen as Logger
Joe Sawyer as Land Commissioner
James Griffith as Salvation Army Leader
Richard Deacon as Angus
Capucine as Michelle “Angel” Bonet
Mickey Shaughnessy as Peter Boggs
Karl Swenson as Lars Nordqvist
Alan Carney as Bartender (uncredited)
Johnny Lee as Coachman
Esther Dale as Woman at Picnic
Lilyan Chauvin as Jenny Lamont
Douglas Dick as Lieutenant
Joey Faye as Artist
Arlene Harris as Madam of The Hen House
Max Mellinger as Everett Bishop
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