GenreAdventure, Crime, Drama Duration LanguageEnglish
Release date1944 WriterGeorge Wallace Sayre (screenplay), B. Harrison Orkow (screenplay), Malcolm Stuart Boylan (screenplay), Jack London (novel) ScreenplayMalcolm Stuart Boylan, Ben Orkow, George Wallace Sayre CastKent Taylor (Gary Corbett), Margaret Lindsay (Roxie Reagan), John Carradine (John Reagan), Dean Jagger (U.S. Marshal John Masters), Nils Asther (Thomas Leroux), Iris Adrian (Kitty) Similar moviesWhite Fang, 30 Days of Night, The Call of the Wild, Sourdough, The Grey, Into the Wild
TaglineLand of Courage and Cowardice!
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Alaska is a 1944 American crime adventure film directed by George Archainbaud. It stars Kent Taylor, Margaret Lindsay, and John Carradine.
Gary Corbett kills a pair of claim jumpers who did likewise to his father. He is charged with murder, but cannot be taken to Juneau to stand trial until the weather permits. Marshal John Masters keeps him in town until the prisoner can be moved.
Roxie Reagan, who sings at Tom LaRue's saloon, falls in love with Corbett, but she is trapped in a loveless marriage to John Reagan, an alcoholic has-been actor. LaRue also is in love with Roxie, and he and a local judge are suspected by Corbett of being in cahoots with the claim jumpers.
LaRue tries to frame Corbett for another murder, then sets the jail on fire. John Reagan courageously comes to Corbett's rescue, losing his own life in the process. The marshal deals with LaRue, but suddenly reveals that he is the one who has been backing the murderous claim jumpers all along. Corbett manages to get the better of Masters, then sets sail for San Francisco with his bride-to-be, Roxie.