Retrospective 2014

Drums Along the Mohawk

John Ford
USA 1939
104min
V'14

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.

Credits
  • John Carradine - Hatfield
  • Arthur Shields
  • Henry Fonda
  • Ward Bond
  • Dorris Bowdon
  • Roger Imhof
  • Claudette Colbert
  • Edna May Oliver
  • Eddie Collins
  • Jessie Ralph
  • Robert Lowery
  • Francis Ford
  • Lamar Trotti
  • Sonya Levien
  • E. Clayton Ward
  • Roger Herman
  • Bert Glennon
  • Ray Rennahan
  • Robert L. Simpson
  • Alfred Newman
  • Richard Day
  • Mark-Lee Kirk
  • Gwen Wakeling
  • «Drums Along The Mohawk» von Walter D. Edmonds
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
35 mm
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