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The Last of the Mohicans
(1920) American
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Maurice Tourneur and Clarence L. Brown (Clarence Brown)

Cast: Barbara Bedford [Cora Munro], Albert Roscoe [Uncas], Wallace Beery [Magua], Lillian Hall [Alice Munro], Henry Woodward [Major Heyward], James Gordon [Colonel Munro], George Hackathorne [Captain Randolph], Nelson McDowell [David Gamut], Harry Lorraine [Hawkeye], Theodore Lerch (Theodore Lorch) [Chingachgook], Jack F. MacDonald [Tamenund], Sydney Deane [General Webb], Joseph Singleton, Boris Karloff [an Indian]

Maurice Tourneur Productions, Incorporated, production; distributed by Associated Producers, Incorporated. / Produced by Maurice Tourneur. Scenario by Robert A. Dillon, from the novel The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. Art direction by Floyd Mueller. Cinematography by Philip R. Dubois and Charles van Enger. Music score by Arthur Kay. Presented by Maurice Tourneur. / © 16 November 1920 by Maurice Tourneur [LP15837]. Released 21 November 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Clarence Brown took over direction after Tourneur was injured in a fall during production. The production was shot near Big Bear Lake and in Yosemite Valley. Van Enger used panchromatic filmstock on the exterior photography. The novel was previously filmed as The Last of the Mohicans (1911).

Drama: Historical.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.2415.

Survival status: Print exists in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Authors: James Fenimore Cooper - Native Americans: Mohican tribe - USA

Listing updated: 11 February 2015.

References: Film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.2415; Bardèche-History p. 111; Brownlow-Parade pp. 142, 144, 580; Card-Seductive p. 101; Everson-American pp. 69, 150, 151, 164, 246n; Kael-Kiss p. 285; Lahue-Collecting p. 14; Limbacher-Feature p. 136; Marrero-Vintage p. 30; Nollen-Karloff pp. 31, 350-351 : ClasIm-223 p. 46; ClasIm-240 p. 45 : Website-AFI; Website-GEM.

Home video: DVD.

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