Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans

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Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans
Genre Western
Starring John Hart
Lon Chaney, Jr.
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 39
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original airing 1957

The Last of the Mohicans, later retitled Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans is a 1957 Western television series made for syndication by ITC Entertainment and Normandie Productions. It ran for one season of 39 half-hour monochrome episodes. The series is available on DVD and some episodes on VHS.

Loosely based on The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, the series was released under several different names, including Hawkeye and The Last of the Mohicans.

The series was set in New York's Hudson Valley in the 1750s but was filmed in Canada.[1] The end credits state that the series was filmed in Canada with the cooperation of The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The series had a more realistic view of America than most series of the times. The settlers were rough and dressed in old but suitable clothes for the long hard winters in the small settlements of the new frontier. The Native Americans were more realistically portrayed too, as an intelligent people with good and bad individuals among them. Fights in the film needed more than just the odd blow as the opponents hit hard at each other, and torture was used in a number of episodes. Weapons used were normally single shot rifles and tomahawks (which often ended up in someone's back). Furs were often a motive of crime as they were the currency of the northern settlements.

Main cast[edit]

Filming locations[edit]

Outdoor scenes[edit]

Valley Farm Rd., 3rd Concession and Brock Road area, as well as the Duffins Creek valley up through to just north of Whites Road and Taunton Road in Pickering, Ontario. School Section #1, a one room red brick school house located on Pickering Beach Road now Ajax, Ontario.

Indoor scenes[edit]

Lakeshore Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Episode list[edit]

This episode list is in airdate order, based on the earliest known syndication showing of each episode in the United States.

  1. Hawkeye's Homecoming
  2. The Threat
  3. Franklin Story
  4. The Wild One
  5. Delaware Hoax
  6. The Coward
  7. Ethan Allen Story
  8. The Witch
  9. The Medicine Man
  10. The Servant
  11. The Search
  12. Snake Tattoo
  13. False Witness
  14. Powder Keg
  15. Scapegoat
  16. Way Station
  17. The Brute
  18. Stubborn Pioneer
  19. The Promised Valley
  20. The Girl
  21. The Soldier
  22. Huron Tomahawk
  23. Tolliver Gang
  24. The Colonel and his Lady
  25. Washington Story
  26. Winter Passage
  27. The Reckoning
  28. La Salle's Treasure
  29. The Prisoner
  30. False Faces
  31. The Morristown Story
  32. Revenge
  33. The Contest
  34. The Truant
  35. The Royal Grant
  36. The Long Rifles
  37. The Printer
  38. The Indian Doll
  39. Circle of Hate

FOOTNOTE: Episode 34 was oddly titled "The Truant", but there was no truant in the story.

DVD releases[edit]

On November 21, 2006, Timeless Media Group released a 2-disc best-of set featuring 10 episodes from the series.[2]

In 2011, Network in the UK released remastered versions of all 39 episodes on a five disc DVD set, catalogue number 7953072.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto Star archives for Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans". Retrieved 2007-09-18. 
  2. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Hawkeye-Last-Mohicans-John-Hart/dp/B000KWZ1O8

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