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Though Horton had sung several popular movie tie-in songs, this was the first one that was sung over the opening titles. The song's lyrics during the opening titles Words - Johnny Horton - North To Alaska And Other Great Hits the film provide a back story for the point where the film begins: Sam McCord left Seattle in with George and Billy Pratt, "crossed the Yukon river" and "found the bonanza gold below that old white mountain just a little southeast of Nome.
An instrumental of the song is also played at the saloon on a piano when Sam and Angel arrive in Nome. Horton died in an automobile accident 5 November shortly after the song was released.
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