3 April 2015 | Marlburian
Good rendition of "The Last of the Mohicans"
I saw this film courtesy of Youtube and was quite impressed. Considering the presumably-small budget it compares well with other versions of "The Last of the Mohicans". It is pared down a bit: Hawkeye only has one Indian sidekick and there's only one daughter at risk from the rapacious Native Americans.
But the plot flows along nicely, the scenes of the besieged fort are adequate and a river chase with canoes is good.
But it did defy credulity that the daughter, "Marion Thorne", was allowed to try to get to the fort from comparative safety through hostile country escorted by one supposedly-trusted Indian, a British officer and a frontiersman and another Indian, the last two being unknown quantities to the British general.
In the version that I saw, there was a jump between the French commander Montcalm announcing that he would offer the British a truce and his men occupying the fort; the first that I knew that a truce had actually been agreed and implemented was when the Indians attacked the fort and overpowered the French guards.