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- Languages: English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: May 20, 2003
- Originally Released: 1960
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 4.0 - English
- Mono - Spanish, French
- Subtitles - Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Bonus Footage: "Movie Tone News: Movie Premiere"
- Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||John Wayne & Ernie Kovacs|
|Performer:||Stewart Granger, Fabian, Capucine, Mickey Shaughnessy, Karl Swenson, Joe Sawyer & Kathleen Freeman|
|Directed by||Henry Hathaway|
|Edited by||Dorothy Spencer|
|Screenwriting by||John Lee Mahin, Claude Binyon & Martin Rackin|
|Composition by||Lionel Newman|
|Cinematography by||Leon Shamroy|
|Art Direction by||Duncan Cramer & Jack Martin Smith|
|Produced by||Henry Hathaway|
Rating: B+ -- One of John Wayne's most popular Western-adventures, North to Alaska reveals his light comedy skills, and benefits from Shamroy's on-location shoot, hathaway's smooth helming, and great cast, headed by Cappucine, Ernie Kovacs, Stewart Granger, and Fabian Full Review
Rating: 7/10 -- I can't in good conscience call this one of John Wayne's best movies, but I have to say that 'North to Alaska' has always been one of my favorites. It's just plain fun. Full Review
Rating: 7/10 -- ...one of the most unexpected and delightful surprises of Henry Hathaway's entire career. Full Review
The Retro Set
Rating: C -- Never amounts to even a speck of gold. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rating: 2/5 -- An OK John Wayne up north comedy western. Not one of his better efforts, but it has its moments.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Rating: 3/5 -- Harmless watchable cheesefest.
Description by OLDIES.com:
John Wayne and Stewart Granger strike it rich in this rousing comedy-adventure set in the heyday of the Alaskan gold rush. When prospectors Sam McCord (Wayne) and George Pratt (Granger) hit the mother lode, George asks Sam to go to Seattle and fetch his sweetheart, Jennie, but she has already married someone else. Determined to bring George a new love, Sam invites a saloon dancer (Capucine) back to Nome as Jennie's replacement.
A tough Alaskan gold digger (John Wayne) agrees to pick up his partner's (Stewart Granger) fiancee, but winds up bringing back a beautiful substitute instead. With both men vying for her favor, trouble inevitably breaks out between the best friends, exacerbated by a shifty con-man (Ernie Kovacs) hoping to steal the men's gold claim. The Duke is in usual macho form in this entertaining Alaskan adventure, based on the play BIRTHDAY GIFT by Laszlo Fodor.
Two men are digging for gold in Alaska -- where there aren't many women to choose from. When one of them misses his lady love too much, his partner goes to Washington in order to bring the lass back to him. Hijinks and romance ensue as the lady and her chaperone fall in love with each other during their voyage.
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