The Last of the Mohicans

DVD Release: June 6, 2000
The Last of the Mohicans


In the midst of the French and Indian War, Cora and Alice travel to see their father, Col. Munro, at Fort Henry. They soon realize that the Fort is under attack, and they are captured by a cruel Indian named Magua.

Dove Review

“The Last of the Mohicans,” based on the James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel, is brought to life in this rare silent film, which features a lot of fighting. Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War. They come across French soldiers and their companions, Huron tribesmen led by Magua, who is evil. Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the last of the Mohican tribe, and their white ally, the frontiersman Natty Bumppo, known as Hawkeye, fight to save the women.

This film features the well-known actor of his day, Wallace Beery. Although the film has some violent scenes, they are not graphic or gratuitous, but it does show some people die and some lying dead on the ground. Nevertheless, the scenes show relatively little blood.

We are pleased to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus.

Content Description

Sex: Apparently, an Indian wants to have sex with a woman.
Language: Filthy Savage-1; Savage-1; Pale Faces-1
Violence: Several scenes of violence, but none are graphic or gratuitous, including man hit with tomahawk; people shot, including man shot out of a tree; daggers are used on men; mention of torturing; dead bodies are shown; some blood on a few people; woman hits Indian with paddle on his head; man hit on head with gun; shed is blown up with gunpowder; fist fights; Indian is stabbed in chest in the shadows.
Drugs: Pipe smoking; "firewater" (alcohol) is mentioned.
Nudity: Mild cleavage; shirtless men; men in loin cloths.
Other: Death and mourning; tension between characters; prejudice.


Company: Storybox - Public Domain
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 71 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter