The Last of the Mohicans (United Artists) (1936)

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The Credits EDWARD SMALL Presents The JAMES FENIMORE COOPER Classic “THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS” with RANDOLPH SCOTT BINNIE BARNES HENRY WILCOXON and BRUCE CABOT HEATHER ANGEL PHILLIP REED ROBERT BARRAT HUGH BUCKLER WILLARD ROBERTSON Directed by GEORGE B. SEITZ Screenplay by Philip Dunne From an Adaptation by John Balderston, Paul Perez and Daniel Moore Photography Robert Planck, A.S.C. Musical Director Nathaniel Shilkret Research Director Edward P. Lambert Goj^is Franc Smith Film Editor Jack Dennis Art Director John Ducasse Schulze Assistant Director Clem Beauchamp A Reliance Picture PRODUCED BY EDWARD SMALL Re-released by PRODUCERS RELEASING CORPORATION The Cast HAWKE YE (Colonial Scout) ALICE MUNRO MAJ. DUNCAN HEYWARD Magua Cora Munro Uncas Chingachgook Col. Munro Capt. Winthrop David Gamut Jenkins RANDOLPH SCOTT BINNIE BARNES HENRY WILCOXON Bruce Cabot Heather Angel Phillip Reed .Robert Barr at Hugh Buckler Willard Robertson Frank McGlynn, Sr. Will Stanton The Story ^ (Not for Publication) It is the year 1757, during the siege of Fort William Henry on Lake George by the French and Hurons under Montcalm. Alice (Binnie Barnes) and Cora Munro (Heather Angel), the pretty young daughters of the British Com¬ mander, Colonel Munro (Hugh Buckler), set out from Albany to join their father at the fort. They are accom¬ panied by Major Duncan Heyward (Henry Wilcoxon), who has loved Alice for a long time, and by a renegade Huron named Magua (Bruce Cabot). The Indian leads them astray with a view to betraying them into the hands of a wandering party of Hurons. But his designs are foiled by Hawkeye (Randolph Scott), a Colonial scout, when he and his com¬ rades, Chingachgook (Robert Barrat), and his son, Uncas (Phillip Reed), Mohican braves, rescue the party from the scalping knife and conduct them safely to the fort. Soon afterwards, Munro surrenders on honorable terms to Montcalm and is permitted to march out of the fort under arms and colors. He is then mortally wounded by the rene¬ gade Magua during a massacre by the Indians as the fort is being evacuated. Cora and Alice are carried off by Magua. Heyward sets out in search of them, aided by Hawkeye, Chingachgook and Uncas. The rivalry between Heyward and Hawkeye for Alice’s favor grows in intensity throughout a series of hair¬ breadth escapes and cunning ruses. Alice is rescued but Cora flings herself from a cliff to avoid becoming the squaw of Magua, who has killed the worshipping Uncas when he tried to defend her. Chingachgook avenges the murder of "his son Uncas by killing Magua. 4|Alice promises to wait for Hawkeye, who has joined the English forces. He kisses her tenderly and takes his place in a column of British soldiers marching into Canada. ‘Being Burned at Stake No Joke,’ Says Scott Being burned at the stake is no joke, even if the stake is just a movie prop and the bloodthirsty Indians are merely Hollywood redskins. If you don’t believe it, ask Randolph Scott who had to undergo the ordeal for one of the final scenes in “The Last of the Mohicans,” which is coming next .... to the .... Randolph Scott Plays ‘ Hawkeye 9 Randolph Scott, who plays Hawkeye, the frontier scout, in “The Last of the Mohicans,” which is coming next .... to the .... Theatre, became so inter¬ ested in his role that he devoted all his spare time to reading up on similar characters of the period. Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon and Bruce Cabot are also featured in the picture which was produced by Edward Small and is being re- released by Producers Releasing Corporation. Redcoat Mat No. 1A Henry Wilcoxon in a scene from “The Last of the Mohicans,” which is coming .... to the _Theatre, through a re-release by PRC. MISTAKE FOUND IN TRIBAL NAME Research experts working on “The Last of the Mohicans,” coming next .... to the .... Theatre, uncovered the fact that the tribe was actually called “Mohegans.” James Fenimore Cooper, author of the immortal classic, altered the name while writing the book. The film stars Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes and Henry Wil¬ coxon and is being re-released through Producers Releasing Cor¬ poration. Theatre. As Hawkeye, the Co-1 lonial scout who was tied to the stake and rescued at the last sec¬ ond by Major Duncan Heyward, Scott lived through moments of such realistic horror that he swore off such scenes for life. “Although I knew I was in no danger, since every precaution was taken to protect my skin,” says Scott, “I believe I suffered as much torture as if I were ac¬ tually being sacrificed at the stake. “The heat was indescribable, and at time the flames, directed by unforeseen drafts, leaped to within a few inches of my body. As a matter of fact my eyebrows were singed and heat blisters were raised all over my skin. The deafening din of war whoops and gun shots added to my general discomfort and the realization that I couldn’t free myself from the circle of fire that surrounded me created a definite feeling of fear.” Major Duncan Heyward, Hawk- eye’s rescuer, is played by Henry Wilcoxon. Others in the cast in¬ clude Binnie Barnes, Bruce Cabot, Heather Angel and Phillip Reed. The film is being re-re¬ leased by Producers Releasing Corporation. Barrat’s Profile Causes Comment In profile, Robert Barrat, who plays Chingachgook in “The Last of the Mohicans,” coming next .... to the .... Theatre, looks exactly like the “head” side of the Indian nickel. Born in New York, of a French family, Barrat made his acting debut in a little stock company in Springfield, Mass. He appeared in many Broadway productions and made his film debut in “Cap¬ tain Blood.” Other films in which he has appeared include “Charge of the Light Brigade,” “I Married a Doctor” and “The Country Doc¬ tor.” In “The Last of the Mo¬ hicans,” which is being re-released by Producers Releasing Corpora¬ tion, he appears with Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes and Henry Wilcoxon. Leading Lady Mat No. IB Heather Angel, lovely leading lady, in a scene from “The Last of the Mohicans,” which is com¬ ing to the .... Theatre, through a re-release by PRC. From the Bard To the Indians Born at Oxford, England, the daughter of a chemistry professor at the University, lovely Heather Angel found her way into the the¬ atre through her interest in Shakespeare. Completing her education in Switzerland, Miss Angel made her first appearance in Shakespearean repertory at the Old Vic Theatre in London. She remained with the troupe for a year and then went on tour of the British Isles in “The Sign of the Cross.” The fol¬ lowing year she sailed for the East with a repertory company which presented plays in Egypt, Burma, Ceylon and India. Turning to films, Miss Angel then had important roles in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and other famous pictures. After a brief return to the stage, she came to Hollywood and appeared in “The Informer,” “The Three Mus¬ keteers” and “A Perfect Gentle¬ man.” She appears in “The Last of the Mohicans,” which is now playing at the .... Theatre, with Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes and Henry Wilcoxon. Others in the cast include Bruce Cabot, Phillip Reed and Robert Barrat. The pic¬ ture is being re-released through Producers Releasing Corporation. ‘Mohican’ Males Are Six-Footers Every male principal in “The Last of the Mohicans” stands six feet tall and three of them—Ran¬ dolph Scott, Henry Wilcoxon and Phillip Reed—top this mark by two inches. Not quite so tall are Binnie Barnes and Heather Angel, who play the feminine leads in the picturization of the James Feni¬ more Cooper classic which comes next .... to the .... Theatre. The film is being re-released by Producers Releasing Corporation. Before the Massacre Mat No. 2A Randolph Scott, Henry Wilcoxon and Binnie Barnes are the stars of “The Last of the Mohicans,” in a scene from the picture which is now playing at the .... Theatre. Page Nine