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|
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.
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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).
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.
In the summer of 1926, Wayne’s football coach found him a job as an assistant prop man on the set of a movie directed by John Ford. Ford started to use Wayne as an extra, and he eventually began to trust him with some larger roles. In 1930, Ford recommended Wayne for Fox’s epic Western The Big Trail.
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.
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He died on Nov. 5, 1960, in an automobile accident at the Little River bridge on Highway 79. James Evan Davis was driving a pick-up truck that smashed head-on into Horton’s car. Horton was alive when ambulances arrived on the scene but died en route to hospital.