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Drums Along the Mohawk

Released 1939
Distributor 20th Century Fox

We apologize for this monochrome trailer, which accompanied the 1947 black and white re-issue of the John Ford classic, his first in vibrant Technicolor! To replace a battle he didn’t have time to shoot, Ford put Henry Fonda against a wall, peppered him with questions about what took place as the actor improvised the battle scenario. This take, with Ford’s voice removed, took the place of the action scene.

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About Larry Cohen

The prolific writer-producer-director Larry Cohen began his career in television creating hit shows like Branded and The Invaders.  His feature career took off with the killer baby trio of It’s Alive and two sequels.  Among his movie credits are Q – The Winged Serpent, Full Moon High, The Private Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Return to Salem’s Lot, Hell Up in Harlem and the screenplays for Phone Booth and Cellular.  He also wrote and directed the Masters of Horror episode, Pick Me Up. Larry passed away on March 23, 2019.