North to Alaska (1960) was a Comedy - Western Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Henry Hathaway, Charles K. Feldman and John Lee Mahin.
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North to Alaska Directed by Henry Hathaway Written by John Lee Mahin, Martin Rakin and Claude Binyon from a play by Ladislas Fodor and an idea by John H. Kafka 1960/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental This is the first of the series of entertaining two-fisted r... Read full article
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Sam McCord: Make yourself at home. Billy's here.
Michelle: Who's Billy?
Sam McCord: George's little kid brother.
Michelle: How little?
Sam McCord: Seventeen. But he's man enough to take care of you!
Michelle: That's what I'm afraid of!
Sam McCord: This is my old friend Lena Nordquist.
Michelle: How do you do, Mrs Nordquist?
Sam McCord: Well, come on, come on! There's nothing to fear. She's half-human.
Billy Pratt: Sam?
Sam McCord: Yes, Billy?
Billy Pratt: How do you feel when you're jealous?
Sam McCord: Well, how should I know?
Billy Pratt: Well, I'm jealous!
Sam McCord: Oh, where's that whiskey?
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Years after the production was first shown in public, the producers of the film admitted that, in the scene where Capucine is trying to laugh, she was actually tickled on her feet and that her laughs and pleas for mercy were entirely genuine.
Richard Fleischer was originally hired to direct the picture. He accepted, but when he asked to see the script he was informed that one hadn't been written yet. Also, after talking with Capucine, he thought she was all wrong for the role of the prostitute - he didn't think she was sexy or earthy enough to convince anyone that she was a hooker, and he informed producer Charles K. Feldman of his conclusion and asked that she be replaced. Unfortunately for Fleischer, Feldman and Capucine were living together at the time, and he had already promised her the role. So Capucine got the part and Fleischer got the boot. He was replaced by Henry Hathaway.
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