Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

Director: George B. Seitz

Cast: George B. Seitz, Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Heather Angel

     
 

Randolph Scott has one of his best roles as Hawkeye in this exciting film adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's often filmed novel. During the brutal French and Indian War, Hawkeye is prevailed upon to escort Major Duncan Heyward (Henry Wilcoxon), and the two daughters of Fort William Henry commander Colonel Munro (Hugh Buckler) -- Alice (Binnie Barnes) and Cora…  See more details below

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Randolph Scott has one of his best roles as Hawkeye in this exciting film adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's often filmed novel. During the brutal French and Indian War, Hawkeye is prevailed upon to escort Major Duncan Heyward (Henry Wilcoxon), and the two daughters of Fort William Henry commander Colonel Munro (Hugh Buckler) -- Alice (Binnie Barnes) and Cora (Heather Angel) -- to safety through enemy lines. Hawkeye is assisted by his Indian friend Chingachgook (Robert Barrat), and Uncas (Philip Reed), Chingachgook's son; the two are the last survivors of the Mohican tribe. During their travels to the fort, Alice falls in love with Hawkeye, while Cora falls in love with Uncas. But along the way, the band is continually harassed by the demonic Huron Indian Magua (Bruce Cabot). Magua causes the deaths of Cora and Uncas, while the British are attacked by the Hurons and the French and forced to flee Fort William Henry. Hawkeye is taken prisoner by the brutal Hurons and Maj. Heyward must organize a band to rescue Hawkeye before he is tortured to death.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A quite good if not perfect adaptation of the James Fenimore Cooper classic, 1936's The Last of the Mohicans captures a great deal of the excitement that makes the novel a favorite among youthful readers and those who remember their youth fondly. Although there are some aspects of the story's treatment of Native Americans that rub modern sensibilities the wrong way, it should also be noted that this version takes care to individualize the natives, something a bit unusual for the time in which the film was made. There are some other quibbles to be had with the screenplay, including a bit too much emphasis on the love stories and some dialogue that comes across as artificial and awkward, but on the whole, this is a fine adaptation that emphasizes adventure and danger. Also chief among its assets is Randolph Scott, whose physical presence is a decided bonus. Scott knows this character and plays him with both a matinee idol sheen and a sense of inner purpose that combine beautifully to create a memorable portrait. Although the era's practice of hiring white actors to play Indians may upset some, Bruce Cabot turns in a delightfully evil performance as Magua, and Robert H. Barrat is a sturdy Chingachgook. There's also the pleasure of Binnie Barnes, whose beauty and way with a line are both plusses.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/10/2012
UPC:
0759731413626
Original Release:
1936
Rating:
NR
Source:
Henstooth Video
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:32:00
Sales rank:
4,601

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Randolph Scott Hawkeye, Colonial Scout
Binnie Barnes Alice Munro
Heather Angel Cora Munro
Hugh Buckler Col. Munro
Henry Wilcoxon Maj. Duncan Heyward
Bruce Cabot Magua
Robert H. Barrat Chingachgook
Phillip Reed Uncas
Willard Robertson Capt. Wintrhop
Frank McGlynn David Gamut
Will Stanton Jenkins
Harry Cording Trapper
Claude King Duke of Marlborough
William Stack Gen. Montcalm
John Sutton British Officer
Reginald Barlow Duke of Newcastle
Lionel Belmore Patroan
Art Dupuis De Lewis
Lumsden Hare Gen. Abercramble
Olaf Hytten George II
Ian MacLaren William Pitt
William V. Mong Sacham

Technical Credits
George B. Seitz Director
John L. Balderston Screenwriter
Jack Dennis Editor
Philip Dunne Screenwriter
Harry Marker Editor
Daniel Moore Screenwriter
Paul Perez Screenwriter
Robert Planck Cinematographer
John DuCasse Schulze Art Director
Edward Small Producer
Roy Webb Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Last of the Mohicans
1. Start [7:06]
2. Short Handed [6:17]
3. Ready to March [5:49]
4. Two Legged Wolves [11:51]
5. Safe at Last [7:47]
6. Reinforcements [6:01]
7. Magua's Plan [4:37]
8. Traitors [8:28]
9. Indian Attack [12:02]
10. Cobra's Escape [8:20]
11. I'm Hawkeye [12:39]
12. End Credits [:31]

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