After years of hinting at a fun-loving, broad sense of humor in his movies, Wayne pulls out all the stops and plays NORTH TO ALASKA strictly for laughs. This sprawling western comedy proved so successful for Wayne that he played many of his last roles in this endearing style of gentle
self-parody. The film is set in north Alaska circa 1890 and finds Wayne, Granger, and Granger's kid brother, Fabian, partners in a gold mine. Having struck it rich, Wayne travels to Seattle to buy more machinery and retrieve Granger's French-born fiancee, who was supposed to wait while the men dug
out a fortune. Granger has sent Wayne on the mission because he intends to stay at the m...