Drums Along the Mohawk
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Set just prior to the Revolutionary War, this historical adventure follows the struggle for a newlywed couple to make a home and life in upper New York state's Mohawk Valley. A beautifully rendered epic, it follows them as they endure brutal Indian attacks, lose everything and slowly work hard to gain it all back. This was filmmaker John Ford's first color feature and he spared no expense in making his production as historically accurate as possible. Most of the film was shot on location in the remote highland wilderness of Utah on government land. He erected many authentic buildings… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Duty leads to detachment, as is typical in Ford, and there are sterling examples here of resolute stoicism triumphing over hysteria."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"It was Ford's first film in color and contains at least a handful of his most beautifully composed moments."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Beautifully photographed historical drama from John Ford."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Visually very pleasing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Sketchy and episodic, John Ford's patriotic Revolutionary War tale is not one of his best dramatic efforts, but as his first color feature, it boasts stunning Oscar-nominated pictorial values."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"a revelation"
‑ Paul Brenner, Filmcritic.com
"A lesser effort from Ford."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
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