NORTH TO ALASKA (Theatrical Release USA 1960)

 Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì 

North to Alaska runs on a shallow storyline and bad to okay acting. It sticks to a limited set of stage settings and gives no relief with any outstanding cinematic views of Alaska or the Seattle coastlands. The small exploration into the logging community in Seattle are the most interesting scenes in this movie. The film tries to be a comedy but doesn’t quite get there. Both John Wayne and Stewart Granger do not compliment each other well in this film and the addition of Fabian does not help.   

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Friends strike it rich in the Alaskan wilderness. One friend travels to Seattle to get a wife for the other friend. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Henry Hathaway for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Henry Hathaway, John Lee Martin, and Charles Feldman for making the film possible. Cast includes: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Capucine, Ernie Kovacs, and Fabian. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

No. This film is predictable and is one of John Wayne’s lesser performances. Better John Wayne westerns include: The Shootist or The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. 

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Ben Meyers

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