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The Last of the Mohicans (1936)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, History | 4 September 1936 (USA)
In the year 1756, Fort William Henry on Lake George is under siege by the French and Hurons under General Montcalm. Alice and Cora Munro, young daughters of the British Commander, Colonel ... See full summary »

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In the year 1756, Fort William Henry on Lake George is under siege by the French and Hurons under General Montcalm. Alice and Cora Munro, young daughters of the British Commander, Colonel Munro, set out from Albany to join their father at the fort. They are accompanied by Major Duncan Heyward, who has loved Alice for a long time, and by a renegade Huron named Magua. He leads them astray with the view of betraying them into the hands of a wandering party of Hurons, but his plans are foiled by Hawkeye, a Colonial scout, when he and his comrades, Chingachgook and his son Uncas, rescue the party and conduct them safely to the fort. Shortly after wards, Munro surrenders on honorable terms to Montcalm and is permitted to march out of the fort under arms and colors. He is then mortally wounded by Magua during a massacre by the Indians as the fort is being evacuated. Cora and Alice are carried off by Magua and Heyward, aided by Hawkeye, Chingachgook and Uncas, sets out in search of them. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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James Fenimore Cooper's Greatest Tale Of Rousing Adventure!


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May 1, 1936, the Triplicate reported that a camera crew showed up in Crescent City & Smith River to undertake the preparations for filming an adaption of "The Last of the Mohicans" using Yurok, Hoopa and Tolowa extras. Tolowas and mixed-Tolowas hired on as extras included Clifford Winton, Harry Bob, Fred Moorehead, William White, Andrew Whipple, Chester Scott, Johnny Frank, Chester James, Robert Spott, Lawrence Spott, Edward Spott, and Jack James. They were paid $5.00 a day. The federal government arranged the pay scale for the reservation Indians who had acted as extras. See more »

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A settler tells Hawkeye he hasn't seem him in a coon's age. However, this form of expression was first known to be used in 1843 - nearly 90 years after the events in the film are supposed to have occurred (in 1757). See more »

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Hawkeye: Magua? I wonder what that weasel's doing here?
Chingachgook: Him scout for Yank-gees. Mohawks take him in tribe - make him blood brother.
Hawkeye: Mohawk? He was born a Huron. I bet a rifle against a powder horn he's still a Huron.
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Version of Lederstrumpf (1923) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
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Sung by the Soldiers
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Enjoyable older version of Cooper's classic.
15 August 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

Those who enjoyed the 1992 Michael Mann/Daniel Day-Lewis version of this American classic might also like to take a look at this older Hollywood production and contrast the two. Randolph Scott plays Hawkeye as a much more affable, almost happy-go-lucky character than does the famously intense Mr. Day-Lewis. The Indian roles are played by palefaces here, but at least they're not egregiously insulting to native Americans.

It still surprises me from time to time when I see how well movies were made so long ago, when the art form didn't have that long of a tradition behind it. Techniques and temperaments change over the years, but the world is big enough for more than one good version of 'The Last of the Mohicans.'


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