THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS ~ (1936) ~ Colorized Edition ~ Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon, Bruce Cabot, Heather Angel
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS is a 1936 American adventure film based on the novel The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper . It was directed by George B. Seitz and stars Randolph Scott , Binnie Barnes and Henry Wilcoxon .
ABOUT THIS MOVIE
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.
- Randolph Scott as Hawkeye
- Binnie Barnes as Alice Munro
- Henry Wilcoxon as Major Duncan Heyward
- Bruce Cabot as Magua
- Heather Angel as Cora Munro
- Phillip Reed as Uncas
- Robert Barrat as Chingachgook
- Hugh Buckler as Colonel Munro
- Willard Robertson as Captain Winthrop
- William Stack as General Montcalm
- Lumsden Hare as General Abercrombie
- Frank McGlynn Sr. as Gamut
- Will Stanton as Jenkins
- William V. Mong as Sacham
- Art Dupuis as De Levis
- Ian Maclaren as William Pitt (as Ian MacLaren )
- Reginald Barlow as Duke of Newcastle
- Olaf Hytten as King George II
- Lionel Belmore as Patroon
- Claude King as Duke of Marlborough
May 1, 1936, the Triplicate reported that a camera crew showed up in Crescent City & Smith River to undertake the preparations for filming an adaption of "The Last of the Mohicans" using Yurok, Hoopa and Tolowa extras. Tolowas and mixed-Tolowas hired on as extras included Clifford Winton, Harry Bob, Fred Moorehead, William White, Andrew Whipple, Chester Scott, Johnny Frank, Chester James, Robert Spott, Lawrence Spott, Edward Spott, and Jack James. They were paid $5.00 a day. The federal government arranged the pay scale for the reservation Indians who had acted as extras.
For several years, the Oscars included a category for Best Assistant Director. Clem Beauchamp received such a nomination for his work on this movie.
The scene in which a bare-chested Randolph Scott is tied to a torture-stake inside an Indian village does not appear in James Fenimore Cooper's novel.
This movie features two alumni from the film, King Kong (1933). The actor Bruce Cabot, who plays Magua, ( and played John Driscoll in King Kong) and parts of the King Kong music score by Max Steiner, which can most easily be heard during the action sequences.
The film takes place in 1757.
Both Phillip Reed and Robert Barrat were forced to shave their normally hairy chests for their roles in this film as Mohicans.
Run time: 91m
B&W / Color: Colorized