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The Last of the Mohicans (1936)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Binnie Barnes ...
Alice
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Heather Angel ...
Cora
Phillip Reed ...
Robert Barrat ...
Hugh Buckler ...
Willard Robertson ...
Captain Winthrop
William Stack ...
Lumsden Hare ...
General Abercrombie
Frank McGlynn Sr. ...
Gamut
Will Stanton ...
Jenkins
William V. Mong ...
Sacham
Art Dupuis ...
De Levis
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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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For several years, the Oscars included a category for Best Assistant Director. Clem Beauchamp received such a nomination for his work on this movie. See more »

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Hawkeye: Major, I'll bet that's the best shot you ever made in all your life.
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Version of The Iroquois Trail (1950) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
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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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