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Drums Along the Mohawk Movie Review Summary

Actors: Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, Edna May Oliver, John Carradine, Ward Bond

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DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK is a Darryl F. Zanuck production directed by John Ford in 1939.
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The year is 1776. Gil Martin and his wife get married in New-York and leave on the same day in order to reach the Mohawk valley where Gil has built a cabin in the woods. They are right at the Frontier and they unfortunately have to watch soon their possessions devastated by the Mohawk tribe which has become an ally of the Tories, the British resistance who are at war with the new confederation.

A few months later, Gil and Lana have been hired as farmers by Mrs. McKlennar whose farm hasn't been destroyed by the Indians. But soon, the Mohawks, under British officer Caldwell's command, attack again. The whole population of farmers must then seek refuge into the local fort which is besieged by the Mohawks. Gil Martin will try to get out of the fort at night and reach the confederation army before it's too late.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 70% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Civilian Resistance Specific to    -   US Revolutionary War Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   Good white men fighting wicked Indians

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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