Drums Along the Mohawk

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Drums Along the Mohawk

John Ford
USA, 1939
104min, OF

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Drums Along the Mohawk

John Ford
USA, 1939
, 104min, OF

Cast: 
Claudette Colbert
Henry Fonda
Edna May Oliver
Eddie Collins
John Carradine
Dorris Bowdon
Jessie Ralph
Arthur Shields
Robert Lowery
Roger Imhof
Francis Ford
Ward Bond
Cast: 
Original novel
«Drums Along The Mohawk» by Walter D. Edmonds
Screenplay: 
Lamar Trotti
Sonya Levien
Sound: 
Roger Herman
E. Clayton Ward
Camera: 
Bert Glennon
Ray Rennahan
Editor: 
Robert L. Simpson
Composer: 
Alfred Newman
Decoration: 
Richard Day
Mark-Lee Kirk
Costume: 
Gwen Wakeling

Production: 
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Format: 
35 mm
Color

At the time of the revolutionary wars, the American nation just founded, the young married couple Martin and other colonists try to establish an existence in the wilderness of Mohawk Valley. Over and over again they are attacked by the British Tories and their Indian allies – their land ravaged, their houses destroyed - however, they won’t surrender. After many victims news from the capitulation of the British troops reaches them. The cavalry brings the flag of the union with 13 stripes and 13 stars, the flag of the unity and the independence, and marks with it the end of an, from Ford’s view, essential American moment.