The Last of the Mohicans (1936 film)

The Last of the Mohicans (Original title: The Last of the Mohicans ) is a black and white film from 1936, which was directed by George B. Seitz. After the productions in 1920 and 1932 caused this was the third film version of the novel The Last of the Mohicans from the Leatherstocking Series by James Fenimore Cooper. On 18 December 1951, the film was first shown in German cinemas.


In the French and Indian War to Major Heyward and the daughters of Colonel Munro, Alice and Cora, the Hurons prisoners. The Trapper Hawkeye creates it with the last two Mohicans, Chingachgook and Uncas, rescue the prisoners. In the Fort William Henry, where they escape, the trapped Englishman the threat of invading French and the Indians see exposed. As the Hawkeye conscripted in Fort colonists help to flee to assist their families, it is set as a traitor in custody. Alice sits down at her father for her savior. Finally, the Fort is released the attackers, but before the arrival of the French overrun the Hurons the fort and Alice and Cora are captured again. Uncas succeeds in freeing Cora, but the two die on the run. Hawkeye is in exchange with Alice the Hurons. A command of the colonists freed in danger of martyrdom Hawkeye. The Trapper is acquitted of the charge of treason and will scout in the army. Alice explained that she wanted to wait for him.


Joe Hembus notes, the young Randolph Scott saw " in langwallendem scalp from so chic, as he should not explore your way through the vast forests, but by the salons of the New England Society ". The Indians would look, " as they were on their way to a costume party ." However, the battle scenes are very bloody.

Phil Hardy notes, Scott was " adorable as always ," the story was concentrating much on the love of the sisters to Hawkeye and Uncas.


Clem Beauchamp received a 1937 nomination for the Oscar in the now-defunct category of Best assistant director.