Drums Along the Mohawk Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Drums Along the Mohawk

John Ford directed this outdoor adventure set in the American Colonial period. Gilbert and Lana Martin (Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert) are a young couple trying to make a home in New York State’s Mohawk Valley, but repeated attacks by Indians drive them, along with other settlers in the valley, into a nearby fort, where they watch helplessly as the natives lay waste to their farms and cabins. A spinster with a large farm, Sarah McKlennar (Edna May Oliver), comes to their rescue when she hires Gilbert to work as a field hand and gives the Martins a place to stay. The rugged life of the farm and frontier doesn’t always sit well with Lana, who was raised in wealthy and comfortable circumstances; in time she develops a thicker skin and learns to love their new life in the Mohawk Valley, especially after giving birth to their first son. Gilbert joins the militia, who must do battle both with the local Indian tribes and the British soldiers who are provoking them to battle. Gilbert returns wounded, and as he recuperates, a healthy crop rises in the fields, but their satisfaction is short lived when the Indians once again hit the warpath. 1939 was a stellar year for John Ford; along with this highly successful adventure tale, which was nominated for three Academy Awards, Ford also released the ground-breaking western Stagecoach.

Release date: Nov 3, 1939
Production Company: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
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Genre: Action & Adventure,Classics,Western

Drums Along the Mohawk Caste and Crew
Director: John Ford
writer: Lamar Trotti,Sonya Levien
Claudette Colbert,Henry Fonda,Edna May Oliver,John Carradine,Eddie Collins,Dorris Bowdon,Jessie Ralph,Arthur Shields,Robert Lowery,Roger Imhof,Francis Ford,Ward Bond,Kay Linaker,Russell Simpson,Spencer Charters,Si Jenks,Jack Pennick,Arthur Ayleswofth,Chief John Big Tree,Charles Tannen,Paul McVey,Tiny Jones,Beulah Hall Jones,Edwin Maxwell,Robert Greig,Clara Blandick,Tom Tyler,Lionel Pape,Noble Johnson,Clarence Wilson,Mae Marsh