North to Alaska is a 1960 comedic Western/Northern film directed by Henry Hathaway and John Wayne (uncredited). The picture stars Wayne along with Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian, and Capucine . The script is based on the 1939 play Birthday Gift by Ladislas Fodor and is set during the Nome gold rush.
He had Ricky Nelson in Rio Bravo and Frankie Avalon in The Alamo and now Fabian in North to Alaska .
Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
|John Wayne||Sam McCord|
|Capucine||Michelle Bonet – aka Angel|
|Mickey Shaughnessy||Peter Boggs|
|Karl Swenson||Lars Nordquist|
|Joe Sawyer||Land Commissioner|
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Hap did stunt double work for John Wayne in the movie ” North to Alaska “.
When George Pratt (Stewart Granger) and Sam McCord (John Wayne) strike gold in Alaska, they must struggle to keep their fortune because of the constant interference from Frankie Canon (Ernie Kovacs), who wants to claim the gold for himself. After being ordered to find George’s fiancée in Seattle, Sam discovers that she has already married another man. Unable to deliver George’s fiancée, Sam decides to bring him a prostitute named Angel (Capucine).
November 7, 1960 (USA)
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Johnson doubled for John Wayne as a speed climber in the 1960 film ” North to Alaska ” and was well known on the exhibition circuit. Later, Johnson developed a clown act where he stood on the top of a pole , dropped his safety gear and pretended to fall backwards off the perch.
About Samuel Quinn McCord He was a witness Samuel Q McCord was reported to have deserted his family after going to town to sell a wagon load of grain. with Samuel Quinn McCord between 1893 and 1895.