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The Iroquois Trail (1950)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 16 June 1950 (USA)
Hawkeye, an American scout, helps the British side in the French and Indian War, aided by his Indian blood brother Sagamore.


Phil Karlson


James Fenimore Cooper (based on "The Leather-Stocking Tales" by), Richard Schayer (adaptation)




Complete credited cast:
George Montgomery ... Nat Cutler / Hawkeye
Brenda Marshall ... Marion Thorne
Glenn Langan ... Capt. Jonathan West
Paul Cavanagh ... Col. Eric Thorne
Monte Blue ... Chief Sagamore
Sheldon Leonard ... Chief Ogane
Reginald Denny ... Capt. Edward Brownell
Dan O'Herlihy ... Lt. Blakely
John Doucette ... Sam Girty
Holmes Herbert ... Gen. Johnson
Don Garner ... Sgt. Tom Cutler
Marcel Gourmet Marcel Gourmet ... Gen. Montcalm
Arthur Little Jr. Arthur Little Jr. ... Adjutant Dickson
Esther Somers Esther Somers ... Ma Cutler


Hawkeye, an American scout, helps the British side in the French and Indian War, aided by his Indian blood brother Sagamore.

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The film takes place in 1757. See more »


The Fort referred to in the film is Fort Williams and it is located on the Mohawk River. The historical fort was William Henry and it was located at the foot of Lake George. See more »


Sam Girty: Put your rifle away Cutler, or I'll drop you where you stand.
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Version of The Last of the Mohicans (1932) See more »

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Same hero, but it is not "The Last of the Mohicans".
12 July 2004 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Besides 'The Iroquois Trail' Phil Karlson made two films that I have seen: 'The Mask of the Avenger' which is one of the best sword fighting movies, and 'The Phenix City Story' which is an amazing semi-documentary about gangsters. The story of this film is very much alike 'The Last of the Mohicans', with the same hero 'Hawkeye'. The French in Montreal are fighting the British based in Albany, and there are traitors among the British which make them believe Hawkeye (George Montgomery) is a French spy. He must fight to clean his name and also to expose the traitors. He falls in love with Brenda Marshall (this was her last film, her most important being 'The Sea Hawk' with Errol Flynn.). There is non stop action and a story that keeps you interested making this film quite enjoyable. Both Monte Blue as the good Sagamore and Sheldon Leonard as the mean Ogane give excellent performances. Karlson was a master director, he knew how to take a low budget film like this one and give it something extra.

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16 June 1950 (USA) See more »

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The Tomahawk Trail See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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