The Last of the Mohicans (1911)


The Last of the Mohicans Poster
Original Title: The Last of the Mohicans
Type: Short
Genre: Short, Drama
Release Date: 10 Nov 1911 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
None, English
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Theodore Marston
Writer: 
James Fenimore Cooper, Theodore Marston
Stars: 
James Cruze, Frank Hall Crane, William Russell  »




Description

During the French and Indian war, while America was still under the rule of England, Col. Munro was the commander of Fort William Henry, in New York State. His two daughters arrived from England, and pushed their way into the wilderness...




Plot

During the French and Indian war, while America was still under the rule of England, Col. Munro was the commander of Fort William Henry, in New York State. His two daughters arrived from England, and pushed their way into the wilderness determined to join their father. The last stage of their journey was made under the escort of a young army officer. Major Heyward, one of their father's most trusted officers, and who was deeply in love with Alice, the younger girl. Their guide was a treacherous Indian, who had planned to lure them into the wilderness and make them captives. They were saved, however, by a chance meeting with a trapper and his two Indian companions, who were men of reputation throughout that wild region. The trapper, American born, had lived with Indians all his life, and because of his skill with his rifle was known as Hawkeye. The Indians were the last of the tribe of Mohicans, who at one time ruled the country that is now New York City. But they had been driven back by the encroachments of the white men, and made their homes in the then wild region around what is now Lake George. Through the aid of this trio, the little party of whites were led toward the fort, but their treacherous guide escaped, and backed by the Huron Indians, a hostile tribe, followed and attacked them. During the attack the girls were captured, and carried off to the Hurons' village, Heyward and Hawkeye, disguised as a medicine man and his trained bear, by skill and daring, managed to rescue the younger of the two girls, but the elder was still in the power of Magua, their former guide. He was cornered at last with his fair captive, and in an effort to rescue her, Uncas was killed. His death was avenged by the unerring rifle of Hawkeye. The old chief, the last of his tribe, mourned his dead, comforted by Hawkeye, who tells him, "The gifts of our color may be different, but God has so placed us as to journey in the same path. I have no kin, and like you, no people. The boy has left us for a time, but, sagamore, you are not alone." Written by Moving Picture World synopsis





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    The Last of the Mohicans (United States)

  • Company

    Thanhouser Film Corporation

  • Country

    United States

  • Location

    Lake George
    New York
    USA





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.33 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Silent