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North to Alaska [DVD] [1960]

  • SKU: 5402101
  • Release Date: 05/20/2003
  • Rating: NR
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.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 8)

    Special Features


    • Closed Captioned

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    North to Alaska
    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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Wayne
      John Wayne - Sam McCord
    • Stewart Granger
      Stewart Granger - George Pratt
    • Ernie Kovacs
      Ernie Kovacs - Frankie Canon
    • Fabian
      Fabian - Billy Pratt
    • Capucine
      Capucine - Michelle, "Angel"



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

    88%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      NOT THE USUAL 'THE DUKE' STORY BUT ONE OF HIS BEST

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      moviefanatic
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      TWO BUDDIES (JOHN WAYNE AND STEWART GRANGER), MINING FOR GOLD IN THE ALASKA TERRITORY, STRIKE IT RICH ALONG WITH THEIR YOUNG SIDE-KICK, PLAYED HUMOROUSLY BY FABIAN AND THEIR ARCH-RIVAL, PLAYED TO PERFECTION BY THE CONNIVING ERNIE KOVACS AND THE DELICIOUSLY ENCHANTING LOVE INTEREST, PLAYED BEAUTIFULLY BY CAPUCINE, WITH THE ADDED HELP OF A HYSTERICALLY FUNNY MICKEY SHAUGHNESSY, CREATE A MIX AND MIX-UP OF A POT-POURRIE OF INTRIGUE, JEALOUSY, BUDDY-MOVIE, COMING OF AGE, GREED, AND THE REALIZATION THAT FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE, NOT GOLD, CONQUERS ALL WITH A CONSTANT STREAM OF HILARITY BY ALL IN THIS ENSEMBLE CAST, MAKES THIS A MOST ENJOYABLE ENTRY FOR YOUR FILM LIBRARY AND FOR REPEATED VIEWING WITHOUT BECOMNG BORING.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fun John Wayne Comedy

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      lelalib
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      Arrived in time for a weekend of movies. My father-in-law had never seen North to Alaska and thoroughly enjoyed it. I couldn't ask for anything better.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great price!!

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      Hairlover15
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      Ordered online & got it shipped very fast. My dad was soo excited to ha e gotten this movie for his bday. Great price also.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movieI

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      sweetpea
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      I've always enjoyed John wayne movies, and this is a great comedy.It also has a good cast.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

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      rngbrr
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      Great movie but all of JOhn Wayne's movies are great. Good quality

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      John Wayne comedy

      Posted
      madmovies3322
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      One of his best ! Fun and exciting with action and good story ! Price is good,

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      Duke
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      Love John Wayne and especially his Westerns. Can't get enough

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

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      abbycrabbi
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      John Wayne movies are my favorite of all. It is a nice love story.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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