The Last of the Mohicans
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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 ›
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.
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I remember seeing this on PBS, after school, when I was a teenager. Steve Forrest was great!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
When I was a youngster, I gould not wait for the next episode. Still like that today.Published 10 months ago by North Woods of Minnesota Guy
Arrived quickly & as described :) My mother & I love films & Amazon makes it much easier for us to collect them!Published on February 23, 2014 by Bethany
This is an exceptional movie, made at a time when money was not stinted on production and scenery. The acting is very good, and the story is followed pretty closely (at least as... Read morePublished on March 11, 2010 by BlueBoy