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.~Paul Brenner
The original 1936 film version of James Fenimore Cooper's classic novel, 'The Last of the Mohicans'.
Starring a young Randolph Scott in the role of "Hawkeye", this story takes place in our early colonial era when France and England were mortal enemies. The French, with their allies, the local Huron Indian Tribe, were in constant competition during the French/Indian wars for control over Britain's new colonial empire in the 'New Land' of America.
Hawkeye, a colonial frontiersman, was raised by the Mohican tribe before their demise, He, along with Chingachgook, the last remaining member of the Mohican Tribe and closest companion of Hawkeye, take on the task of guiding several settlers, including the beautiful daughter of the British General in command of this newly established outpost, through the wilderness to his fort.
And so, this classic adventure begins...........A view of this era of American history, told in James Fenimore Cooper's inimitable story telling style, will leave you chilled, thrilled and totally satisfied in your choice of entertainment.