NORTH TO ALASKA Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue?

North to Alaska, starring John Wayne, was released in 1960 and Australian daybills for this film are quite rare. Two different styles have turned up occasionally and there has been some confusion about which is original. The daybill on the left is a hand litho printed by Robert Burton and is certainly original release.


The daybill on the right is more difficult to date. It does not have printers details but does have the correct censor details for the era. The fact that it is photographic suggests that it is most likely to be a later reissue but definitely pre 1971 due to the censor details on the poster. The film was re released in the mid 60s and this daybill is probably best referred to as a 1960s release although there is no definitive proof of this.


North to Alaska (1960)
Director: Henry Hathaway
Writers: John Lee Mahin (screenplay), Martin Rackin (screenplay)
Stars: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs

During the Alaska gold rush, prospector George sends partner Sam to Seattle to bring his fiancée but when it turns out that she married another man, Sam returns with a pretty substitute, the hostess of the Henhouse dance hall.



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