CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Lon Chaney Jr. is the "Last of the Mohicans"

In Beck's "Heroes of the Horrors," author Calvin Beck refers to "Last of the Mohicans" as something for the idiot box. It is a television series quickie from Canada, but contains 2nd billed Lon Chaney Jr. as the title character, Chingachgook, the last of the Mohicans. Of note, this famous monster man who often moonlighted as vicious henchmen in various movies, usually portrayed Indians with sympathy and respect.

John Hart portrayed Nattie Bumpo, alias Hawkeye. Hart made a name for himself portraying "The Lone Ranger" on radio, before replace Clayton Moore for one year on the television series. While lacking the budget of "The Lone Ranger" this black and white low budget series lasted 39 episodes.

Thanks to the Lake County Library system in Northern California for providing these DVDs to Cinema Dave.
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