The Last of the Mohicans
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The restoration is exceptional for a film over seventy years old, the picture and sound quality is quite good --- Must give VCI much credit for bringing this to the fans and collectors of nostalgic serials and B-Westerns.
Special footnote --- Harry Carey and Edwina Booth played opposite in the epic "Trader Horn" (1930) and another Mascot Serial "The Vanishing Legion" (1931) --- also actor Nelson McDowell once again was cast as the music teacher David Gamut a role he played in the silent version of 1920 "The Last of the Mohicans" with director Maurice Tourneur --- many veteran character actors from the Mascot lot appear in this 1932 serial Bob Kortman, Walter Miller, Edward Hearn and Yakima Canutt (King of the Stuntmen) --- meanwhile back to our Mascot Serial which is always good till the last drop and this serial is no exception --- there is a great deal of entertainment here for the cliffhanger fans out there.
Under the production staff of:
Ford Beebe - Director
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The story follows the general outline of Cooper's novel, set in 1857 during the French and Indian War, with Cora and Alice Munro (Edwina Booth and Lucille Brown) and their music teacher David Gamut (Malcolm MacDowell) being escorted by Major Duncan Heyward (Walter Miller), who is in love with Alice, to Fort William Henry where their father, Colonel Munro (Edward Hearn) is in command. They are subjected to treachery by Magua (Bob Kortman), the chief of the Hurons who is acting as their guide, but in fact is working for the French and hates the British, especially Colonel Munro. The party gets rescued by the famous scout Hawkeye (Harry Carey), who is carrying dispatches for Munro, helped by his two Mohican friends, the last of their tribe, Uncas (Junior Coghlan) and his father, the Sagamore (Hobart Bosworth), known in Cooper's story as Chingachgook.
Every week the Hurons attack, and by the time twelve chapters have elapsed the situations are just a bit different than in either the novel or other film adaptations of the story. There is a renegade French spy named Dulac (Walter McGrail) thrown in for variety. Basic serial movie plot devices abound, but having a literary source is quite unusual, and it is entertaining to watch actors known from other serials in the period costumes.Read more ›
All that has changed!!! This is a swell looking version and the audio is much improved even for my deaf ears, though some minor audio distortation is still present but does not distract to the overall enjoyment one bit. It's just that some things can't be fully fixed and I can live with that.
Harry Carey is fantastic as Hawkeye, solid, stalwart guardian of the New York frontier as he attempts to retreive stolen dispatches meant for the British at Fort William Henry. The French and their Indian allies, the Hurons, continuously re-capture Col. Monroe's daughters on their way to the fort. Hawkeye, the Sagamore (Hobart Bosworth) and Uncas (Frank "Junior" Coughlan), the Last of the Mohicans intervene. Lots of great outdoor scenic shots make this eastern Western something special. We get a real feel for the French and Indian (1750's) War with lots of neat period uniforms and frontier costumes. Carey even tosses in some bits of period dialogue with a few "yon" and "yonders".
This is a fun serial, of course loosely based on James Fenimore Cooper's famous novel, and is a real treat for all fans, one not to be missed, a keeper for the collection.
And I would be amiss not to add that this serial presents Bob Kortman's best ever role as renegade Huron Maugua, and he certainly makes the most of it. A performance worthy of inclusion in something more like John Ford's DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK!!!
Again, thanks galore to V.C.I. for restoring one of my favorite serials, a job well done.
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When I was a youngster, I gould not wait for the next episode. Still like that today.Published 4 months ago by North Woods of Minnesota Guy
This is the first adaptation of "The Last of the Mohicans" that I had ever seen. It has great actors and a great script, as well as great scenery. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Blue Roman
Arrived quickly & as described :) My mother & I love films & Amazon makes it much easier for us to collect them!Published 24 months ago by Bethany
THIS VERSION OF THIS MOVIE I DID NOT THING THAT IT WAS WELL DONE. MAYBE IT IS MY FAULT I SEEN SEVERAL OTHER REMAKES OF THEM AND SOME I REALLY LIKE,BUT I COULD NOT GET INTO THIS... Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by mjpcubs