The Last of the Mohicans (1977)

Genres - Adventure, Historical Film  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

James Fenimore Cooper's frequently filmed 1826 novel The Last of the Mohicans was given the TV-movie treatment late in 1977. Steve Forrest stars as frontier-scout Hawkeye, with Ned Romero and Don Shanks as, respectively, his Indian companions Chingachgook and Uncas. At the height of the French and Indian war in Canada, Hawkeye and friends agree to escort a small group of British settlers-including Alice and Cora Munro (Jane Actman and Michele Marsh), daughters of the Fort William Henry commander, through unfriendly territory. Their hopes for a safe trip are thwarted by the treacherous Magua (Robert Tessier), who has cast his lot with the French. This fourth film version of the Cooper novel was originally telecast November 23, 1977.



life-choices, massacre, Native-American, settler, soldier