Drums Along the Mohawk 1939 History Drama


In Drums Along the Mohawk, with the Declaration of Independence, the settlers soon find themselves at war with the British and their Indian allies.


Drums Along the Mohawk 1939 Claudette Colbert Henry Fonda

Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver

Drums Along the Mohawk Story Line. In Revolutionary America, Gil Martin takes his new wife Lana back to his farm in upstate New York. The area is remote and a distance from the fort but they are happy living in their one room cabin. With the declaration of independence, the settlers soon find themselves at war with the British and their Indian allies. The war continues as the Martins try to make a new life.

This is John Ford’s first Technicolor feature and he really did well in the cinematography department. The forest greens of upstate New York are  beautiful. This is most notable in a scene where Henry Fonda is chased by Indians.

Upstate New York was a key area of the American Revolution. The British occupied New York City for most of the war, while upstate was the bridge for the rabble rousers in New England to stay connected with the south. This is why the Battle of Saratoga was so important. It is also why Benedict Arnold’s aborted treachery in turning over West Point was  important. If it wasn’t for those yeoman farmers in the Mohawk Valley there might not be an America today.

Tagline for Drums Along the Mohawk: Red blooded DRAMA!

Product Information

  • Director: John Ford
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Run time: 104 minutes
  • Sound: Mono
  • Color: Color (Technicolor)
  • Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC

Sample Video From Drums Along the Mohawk


This movie is reproduced on a professional-grade DVD-R disc. Cover art is exactly as shown in the image. The DVD comes in a standard 1-disk DVD case.

You may also enjoy So Proudly We Hail, another war-drama starring Claudette Colbert.

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Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in




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