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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Michelle: Are you going to leave me here alone?
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: Well, I'm savin' a life, that's all I know.
Michelle: Maybe, but you don't make any sense at all! Which is all right, because if you're too drunk to talk, we'll find something else to do.
Sam McCord: That's perfect. You even sound like a wife!
Michelle: I do not consider that a compliment!
Sam McCord: I'm on your side, lady! It's my only politics: anti-wife! Any woman who devotes herself to making one man miserable instead of a lot of men happy don't get my vote.
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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.
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.
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