The Last Of The Mohicans 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 Magua. Fighting to rescue the women are Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the last of the Mohican tribe, and their white ally, the frontiersman Natty Bumppo, known as Hawkeye.
Enjoyable older version of Cooper’s classic.
The Last Of The Mohicans Those who enjoyed the 1992 Michael Mann/Daniel Day-Lewis version of this American classic might also like to take a look at this older Hollywood production and contrast the two. Randolph Scott plays Hawkeye as a much more affable, almost happy-go-lucky character than does the famously intense Mr. Day-Lewis. The Indian roles are played by palefaces here, but at least they’re not egregiously insulting to native Americans.
It still surprises me from time to time when I see how well movies were made so long ago, when the art form didn’t have that long of a tradition behind it. Techniques and temperaments change over the years, but the world is big enough for more than one good version of ‘The Last of the Mohicans.’
An Excellent Adventure Film!