North to Alaska

Synopsis: Sam and George strike gold in Alaska. George sends Sam to Seattle to bring George's fiancée back to Alaska. Sam finds she is already married, and returns instead with Angel. Sam, after trying to get George and Angel together, finally romances Angel, who, in the meantime, is busy fighting off the advances of George's younger brother, Billy. Frankie is a con man trying to steal the partner's gold claim.
Director(s): Henry Hathaway
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

- Way up north

- North to Alaska

- Way up north

- North to Alaska

North to Alaska

They're goin'north, the rush is on

North to Alaska

They're goin'north, the rush is on

Big Sam left Seattle in the year of '92

With George Pratt, his partner

And brother Billy too

They crossed the Yukon River

And found the bonanza gold

Below that old white mountain

Just a little southeast of Nome

Sam crossed the majestic mountains

To the valleys far below

He talked to his team of huskies

As he mushed on through the snow

With the northern lights a-runnin' wild

ln the Land of the Midnight Sun

Yes, Sam McCord was a mighty man

ln the year of 1901

Where the river is windin'

Big nuggets they're fiindin'

North to Alaska

They're goin'north, the rush is on

- Way up north

- North to Alaska

- Way up north

- North to Alaska

North to Alaska

They're goin'north, the rush is on

- Way up north

- North to Alaska

- Way up north

- North to Alaska

- Way up north

- North to Alaska

- 31 ounces, and that's it.

- 31 ounces.

31... 16... 496.

$496. All right.

Sam, that's $108,256.14.

What's your pleasure, folks?

We've hit it big, and we're buyin'!

Sam, all this means to me

is Jenny, and getting her up here.

George, a wonderful thing about Alaska

is that matrimony hasn't hit up here yet.

- Let's keep it a free country.

- You're backing down, Sam.

- You're breaking your promise!

- l never break a promise, but...

l don't understand. Now you're a millionaire,

you keep wanting to enslave yourself.

- l can't wait to get enslaved, Sam!

- Well, quit shakin', Uncle Tom.

l'll fetch her back.

Sam, darling!

Georgie Pratt, the lovin' limey!

Uh... No, thank you, lady. l'm spoken for.

lt's all right, mister. Your virtue is safe.

Billy Pratt. How you've grown.

- Well, l'm glad it's noticeable.

- How old are you now?

- Not old enough.

- Don't believe him. l'm 20, ma'am.

You're 17, and you'll hold yourself in

until you find the right one, like l did.

What are you, my brother or my mother?


Here, Sam. Have some of what you're buyin'.

l always like free liquor!

Hear you hit one of

the biggest gold strikes around.

We'll know better when l get back from

Seattle with the heavy diggin' equipment.

All right, folks. Quiet down.

- Quiet!

- Shut up!

We'll drink to the twitchingest nose for gold

in the whole territory of Alaska:

my partner, George Pratt!

And here's to George's fiance, who's been

pinin' away in Seattle for three years

waitin' for him to become a millionaire -

Jenny Lamont!

- When are you bringing her up, George?

- l ain't. Sam is.

That's like sending a rabbit

to fetch you back a piece of lettuce!

Somebody's gotta keep you thieves

from jumping the claim. Anyway,

- Sam's better at buying machinery than l am.

- l'll tell you somethin' else he's better at!

l gotta stay and build our honeymoon cabin.

George builds the cabin,

and Sam takes the honeymoon!

All right, you've had your fun.

l'll lay you five to one, George Pratt, your

first kid has a squint and a wrinkled brow!

That ain't very funny, mister!


Hey, look at the dames!

Hey! Girls!


Hey! There's a whole shipload of new girls!

- Not a bad fight, huh?

- lnteresting.

What l wanna know is,

who's gonna pay for this mess?

- Mess?

- Ah, don't worry, greasehead.

lt was worth it.

Our Jenny has been vindicated.

Oh, thank you, Mr McCord!

Well, Clancy. Thank you.

l'd better get steam-cleaned

and shaved before l get on that boat.

Sam, l'm relying on you.

Don't you get drunk or arrested.

- George, l gave you my promise.

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John Lee Mahin

John Lee Mahin (August 23, 1902, Evanston, Illinois – April 18, 1984, Los Angeles) was an American screenwriter and producer of films who was active in Hollywood from the 1930s to the 1960s. He was known as the favorite writer of Clark Gable and Victor Fleming. In the words of one profile, he had "a flair for rousing adventure material, and at the same time he wrote some of the raciest and most sophisticated sexual comedies of that period." more…

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