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north to alaska
- kevin sellers
Typical sliding into middle age John Wayne sludge, but with one great title song, (that is blessedly sung by Johnny Horton, and not Fabian)
One of the Funniest Scenes
- Michael H. Zapareski
Possibly one of the Movie's Funniest Scenes is when Billy [Fabian], a boy under 21, has dinner with Angel [Capucine], a Woman of the World from a Cat-house. Billy Brags to her, "I've had my self All Kinds of women: Blondes, Brunettes, Red Heads," Angel smirks at Billy's Bragging, and there are many other funny scenes which make this a very Entertaining movie.
Fabian in a Wesern? In Alaska?
There should be a separate genre for films called " using the current teen age idol in any role to bring teens to the movies. For those old enough to even know who Fabian was, he was conspicuously horrible as a singer, and worse as an actor. Apparently, he combed his hair correctly however. Wayne plays what was becoming his standard character. I don't think he made many good films in the 60's until True Grit, where he played his role with another singing star who along with a flash in the pan young female, gave him his academy award Best Actor.
North to Alaska, I'm going north, the rush is on.
After filming THE SEARCHERS, John Wayne made a hilarious guest appereance on I LOVE LUCY. It was only a matter of time before the Duke would make a film strictly for laughs. This film was just what he needed after the disappointment of THE ALAMO. Sam McCord (Wayne), his partner George Pratt (Stewart Granger) and George's brother Billy (Fabian) have hit the Mother Lode to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars. Their new-found wealth is under constant threat from con man Frankie Cannon (Ernie Kovacs). Sam leaves for Seattle to bring back mining equipment and George's fiancee Jenny. But Jenny has already married the butler on the estate where she is a maid. So what does Sam do? He brings back high class call girl Michelle (Capucine) for George. At this point, the fun starts. And the laughs just keep on coming.
This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen! I would definitely recommend it. The cast works together amazingly well. I would have to say this is one of my top 10.