Re: Various LOTM Versions

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Posted by Rebecca on January 11, 2000 at 08:34:12:

In Reply to: Re: Various LOTM Versions posted by Rich on January 11, 2000 at 04:58:14:

: OK ... Like Michael Mann, the version I rememember from days long ago in my youth, was the Phillip Dunn version of 1936. THAT was my "The Last of the Mohicans" indoctrination. Not coincidentally, the 1992 version is more of a remake of that film than it is an adaptation of Cooper's novel. Thus, I find it [the 1936 movie] highly entertaining to watch. The only other version I have seen, though Lon Chaney, Jr. as Chingachgook sounds vaguely familiar, is a production ... if you can call it that ... from, I believe, the 70's, with Ned Romero as the last of the Mohicans. Comedy, and slapstick at that, at its very best. Horrific LOTM! Elaine remembers the PBS version, also done in the 70's (?) as a very solid adaptation. How it would stand up now, after the 1992 version, is anybody's guess. That particular version seems to be a lost entity.

Well, all the discussions about the various LOTM versions made me remember that I actually own of those. Haven't watched it for ages and I am not quite sure whether or not I can bear watching a version as old as 1932.On top of that it's 4 hours long..The directos are B. Reaves Eason ans Ford Beebe , starring are: Harry Carey, Edwina Booth,Hobart Bosworth and Lucille Brown...
Well, this could be a good item for a certain raffle..:)


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