Drums Along the Mohawk
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 3, 1939
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2005
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeremy Heilman

Duty leads to detachment, as is typical in Ford, and there are sterling examples here of resolute stoicism triumphing over hysteria.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It was Ford's first film in color and contains at least a handful of his most beautifully composed moments.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Beautifully photographed historical drama from John Ford.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Visually very pleasing.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Paul Brenner

a revelation

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

A lesser effort from Ford.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Admittedly not Ford's best, not even his best in 1939 but Drums Along the Mohawk is still one of the better movies about the American Revolution and it… More
xGary Xx
John Ford was responsible for many of the best westerns ever made, but this tedious frontier soap opera is certainly not one of them. Henry Fonda plays a… More
Veronique Kwak
full of stereotypes, especially the description of indians as ape-like barbarians or christianity-converted dim-witts. i watched it just because i was curious… More
Kevin M. Williams
loved it
Edward Boxler
It would have been emotionally uplifting at the time it was released, but it doesn't hold up today.
Henrik Schunk
I love John Ford and the The Quiet Man might very well be my favourite movie but this flick is plain and simple a horrible, dull and very racists piece of crap.… More