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Based on the Edna Ferber novel, this engrossing period piece covers the triumphs, tragedies, loves, and sorrows of a few generations of Alaskan settlers between the first World War and the granting of statehood in 1959. Zeb (Richard Burton) is a local despot whose tough personality dominates the region. He is openly bigoted against the Inuit, and his greedy nature has led him to reject the woman he really loves to marry another with plenty of money. Thor (Robert Ryan) starts out as Zeb's ally and friend, but due to their diametrically opposed natures, that friendship turns into an entrenched hatred. In this unpredictable, harsh wilderness Zeb discovers that he ultimately cannot control his daughter and irony of ironies, he and Thor end up connected through the marriage of a son and daughter. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Richard Burton
as Zeb Kennedy
Robert Ryan
as Thor Storm
Carolyn Jones
as Bridie Ballantyne
Martha Hyer
as Dorothy Kennedy
Jim Backus
as Dave Husack
Ray Danton
as Bay Husack
Diane McBain
as Christine Storm
Karl Swenson
as Scotty Ballantyne
Shirley Knight
as Grace at 16
Barry Kelley
as Einer Wendt
Sheridan Comerate
as Ross
George Takei
as Wang
Sam McDaniel
as Porter
I. Stanford Jolley
as Mr. Lawson
John Pedrini
as Foreman
William Yip
as Chinese Maitre d'
John Bleifer
Chuck Hicks
Judd Holdren
as Muriel's Escort
Lennie Bremen
Dorcas Brower
as Thor's Wife
Sol (Saul) Gorss
as White Checkers


Vincent Sherman
Henry Blanke
Harry Kleiner
Harry Kleiner
Edna Ferber
Book Author
Joseph Biroc
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
William H. Ziegler
Howard Shoup
Costume Designer