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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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Art Dupuis ...
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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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Der letzte Mohikaner  »

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Trivia

This movie features two alumni from the film, King Kong (1933). The actor Bruce Cabot, who plays Magua, ( and played John Driscoll in King Kong) and parts of the King Kong music score by Max Steiner, which can most easily be heard during the action sequences. See more »

Goofs

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: Scalps to the Indians, Major, are like your medals and gotten by the same means. Killing.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on a rock, with rock art (petroglyphs). See more »

Connections

Version of The Last of the Mohicans (1975) See more »

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The British Grenadiers
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Sung by the Soldiers twice
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The 'Leather Stocking Tale' come to life
6 November 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Arguably the best version of the Cooper Classic. Great production values, a fine cast and fast paced direction move this tale of Colonial America along to a breath-taking climax. This one's been done many times, but never done better than this.


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