Drums Along the Mohawk
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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… 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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