Last of the Mohicans (1971)
The Epic Mini-Series as Seen on Masterpiece Theatre.
|The definitive adaptation of the James Fenimore Cooper novel, this eight-part BBC production stars Philip Madoc, in an Emmy-nominated performance as the villainous Magua, and Kenneth Ives as the intrepid frontier scout Hawkeye. In 1757, during the French and Indian War, half-sisters Cora and Alice Munro set out to join their father, the British Commander of Fort William Henry. After they are betrayed by Magua, the sisters are rescued by Hawkeye whose efforts to lead them to safety are aided by the noble Mohican Uncas, the last of this tribe.|
"...first-rate...pure romantic adventure... The New York Times
Editor's NoteBased on James Fenimore Cooper's classic, this BBC miniseries aired during the first season of the long-running series MASTERPIECE THEATRE. During the French and Indian War, Hawkeye is determined to bring a British commander's daughters to Fort William Henry. Beset by attacks from enemy Native American tribes, Hawkeye's group must battle to protect the lives of the young women. This epic story spans eight episodes and features the level of quality that MASTERPIECE THEATRE fans have come to expect.
Cast & Crew
|David Maloney - Director|
|Harry Green - Screenplay|
|James Fenimore Cooper - Based On Novel By|
|John McRae - Producer|
|Emmy, John Abineri, Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama/Comedy - Limited Episodes)|