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The Last of the Mohicans

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1936
  • George B Seitz
  • 91 mins
  • PG

Summary

Period adventure based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper, starring Randolph Scott. North America, 1756: during the French and Indian War, frontiersman Hawkeye and his Mohican allies, Uncas and Chingachgook, escort a British officer and two female companions through hostile territory to the besieged Fort William Henry - a journey fraught with excitement and danger.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Though not a patch on the 1992 epic starring Daniel Day-Lewis, this is an honest attempt at filming the James Fenimore Cooper classic. Randolph Scott makes a strapping Hawkeye, but Robert Barrat is ill-cast as Chingachgook, the native American of the title. The action sequences are remarkably well-staged by director George B Seitz, who had directed the tale in 1924 as part of a ten-part adaptation of Cooper's collected tales called Leatherstocking, and who would go on to make MGM's popular Andy Hardy series.

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Credits

Cast

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HawkeyeRandolph Scott
Alice MunroBinnie Barnes
Cora MunroHeather Angel
Colonel MunroHugh Buckler
Major Duncan HeywardHenry Wilcoxon
MaguaBruce Cabot
ChingachgookRobert Barrat
Captain WinthropWillard Robertson
David GamutFrank McGlynn Sr

Crew

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DirectorGeorge B Seitz

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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