As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »
During the French and Indian War in colonial America, a white scout, with two of his Indian brothers, helps a British officer escort two women through dangerous territory, with both French ... See full summary »
This is an Australian production - generally available at the $1.00 bin at Stop & Shop. Worth every penny, and more so.
IT makes a good effort to tell the story without overly romanticizing it, but there are some questionable, even amusing errors that run through it.
Natty Bumpo is dressed like a Tennessee frontiersman, complete with southern drawl and coonskin cap. Now figures like Bumpo are the model for later romantic characters of popular literature, but goes a bit too far. Also, a young George Washington is placed in Fort William Henry as Munro's aide, which a bit of a hike from the areas where he actually served.
Cooper mangled much of the history and ethnography, so it would be stingy to begrudge the Aussies for fooling around, so I give it a 7.
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