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The Last of the Mohicans (1936)

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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.

Cast

Henry Wilcoxon
as Major Heyward
Hugh Buckler
as Col. Munro
Robert H. Barrat
as Chingachgook
Willard Robertson
as Capt.Winthrop
Frank McGlynn Sr.
as David Gamut
Will Stanton
as Jenkins
Olaf Hytten
as King George II
Lumsden Hare
as Gen. John Abercrombie
Reginald Barlow
as Duke of Newcastle
William Stack
as Gen. Montcalm
Art Dupuis
as De Lewis
Art Du Puis
as De Levis
Ian Maclaren
as William Pitt
Claude King
as Duke of Marlborough
John Sutton
as British Officer
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... an exciting and involving screen version, with Scott as a strong-willed but civilized Hawkeye ...

May 19, 2012 | Full Review…

A lively rendition of James Fenimore Cooper's classic action novel.

March 30, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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