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Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by John Ford and produced by Raymond Griffith and Darryl F. Zanuck.

Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActressEdna May OliverNominated
Best CinematographyRay Rennahan, Bert GlennonNominated

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The Essential Films of 1939: Drums Along the Mohawk

By Amanda Garrett on Mar 30, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert tame the frontier in Drums Along the Mohawk. The Director: John Ford. The Stars: Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert and Edna May Oliver. Source Material: The novel by Walter D. Edmonds. Gilbert (Henry Fonda) and Lana Martin (Claudette Colbert) on their ... Read full article

Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

By Beatrice on Feb 10, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Drums Along the Mohawk Directed by John Ford Written by Lamar Trotti and Sonya Levien based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds 1939/USA Twentieth Century Fox Films Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental John Ford was on quite a roll in 1939. During the Revolutionary War, Gil Martin (Henry Fonda) ta... Read full article

The Henry Fonda Collection: Daisy Kenyon (1947), Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) & The Boston Strangler (1968) – Father’s Day Gift Guide

on Jun 3, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Another trio of reviews from The Henry Fonda Collection.? In this segment we’ll look at a western, a quasi-noir with romantic overtones, and a crime procedural. Daisy Kenyon (Joan Crawford) is a forward thinking career-woman who can’t seem to pick the right mate.? Mired in a relationshi... Read full article

Drums Along the Mohawk (1939, John Ford)

on Mar 5, 2009 From The Stop Button

Every eight years or so, I watch Drums Along the Mohawk to see if it gets any better. According to my cursory notes from my last viewing, it apparently has gotten a little bit better. As the titles rolled, I was hopeful–it is John Ford after all (his first color film) and screenwriters Lamar T... Read full article

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Reverend Rosenkrantz: O Almighty God, hear us, we beseech Thee, and bring succor and guidance to those we are about to bring to Your divine notice. First we are thinking of Mary Walaber. She is only 16 years old, but she is keeping company with a soldier from Fort Dayton. He's a Massachusetts man, and Thou knowest no good can come of that.

Lana: Do you like me as much as your old farm?

Mrs. McKlennar: Your thoughts are your own property, Martin, but keep them to yourself.

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Facts about

Linda Darnell was initially set to co-star.
Clarence Wilson in the role as "Paymaster" and Lionel Pape in the role of "General" are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie.
John Ford's first film in color.
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