Last of the Mohicans, The (1936): Randolph Scott

In this popular version of the James Fenimore Cooper novel, directed by George Seitz and adapted by Philip Dunne, Randolph Scott plays Hawkeye, a scout raised by the Indians.  Hawkeye rescues the daughter (Binnie Barnes) of a British officer from the evil magua (Bruce Cabot) during thw French and Indian War.

Production values are lavish, courtesy of  cinematograoher Robert Planck and music by Roy Webb.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Assistant Director: Cleam Beauchamp

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Assistant Director Oscar wasJack Sullivan for The Charge of the Light Brigade.