Drums Along the Mohawk
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Drums Along the Mohawk is the 1939 Western war romance that was brought to the screen by legendary director John Ford (The Searchers, The Quiet Man, How Green Was My Valley, The Grapes of Wrath). The film concerns farmer Gilbert Martin (Henry Fonda, Once Upon A Time in the West, 12 Angry Men, How the West Was Won), who, in 1776, has returned with his wife, Lana (Claudette Colbert, All About Eve), to his small cabin in the Mohawk Valley. Lana gradually adjusts to farm work and is soon able to help her husband in the fields. Their farmhouse is attacked by a party of Tory-led Indians. The Widow McKlennar (Edna May Oliver, Little Women, David Copperfield) hires and shelters the couple, but soon after the Indians invade their community once more. Thus, men join the militia and try to win their independence from Britain, and defend their community against the crude wilderness and its dwellers...moreless
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