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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 (1960)

By Beatrice on Mar 11, 2017 From Flickers in Time

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: George, a wonderful thing about Alaska is that matrimony hasn't hit up here yet. Let's keep it a free country!

Billy Pratt: [sniffing Michelle's neck after she seats her at the table] Oh, golly, you smell good!
Michelle: Thank you. Whatever you're cooking smells good, too.
Billy Pratt: I'd rather smell you.
Michelle: Uhm... Shall we dine?

Lena Nordquist: [to Sam] You're a pig-headed no-good and you always were.

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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.
The creek where the cabin is located is also the the same spot used in True Grit (where Dennis Hopper's character and his brother are killed) and in Nevada Smith (where Steve McQueen's character first meets Brian Keith's character).
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