Drums Along the Mohawk

Film, Action and adventure
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A typical Ford hymn to the pioneer spirit, his first film in colour and absolutely stunning to look at. Set on the eve of the Revolutionary War, it's a stirring account of the trials of a young couple setting up home in an isolated farming community, particularly memorable for the sequence in which Fonda outdoes Rod Steiger's 'run of the arrow', racing two Mohawks in a fantastic cross-country marathon to bring help to the beleaguered fort. Very funny too, on occasion, as witness the redoubtable Edna May Oliver's confrontation with a band of marauding Indians.

By: TM

Release details

Duration: 103 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Ford
Screenwriter: Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien
Cast: Claudette Colbert
Henry Fonda
Edna May Oliver
John Carradine
Arthur Shields
Robert Lowery
Ward Bond

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2.5 / 5

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Yet another anti British offering from Hollywood, & so pro German at the time, it only lacked the swastikas.