“Mohawk” Movie Poster
Original studio stamped Mohawk (1956) movie poster. Plot: Jonathan Adams (Scott Brady), an artist on assignment for a Massachusetts society to paint frontier scenes, is away from Boston for so long that his fiancée, Cynthia Stanhope (Lori Nelson), accompanied by her Aunt Agatha (Barbara Jo Allen), travel to Fort Alden to see him. He is surprised to see her and forced to then juggle the fiancée, the store keeper Clem Jones’s (Rhys Williams) daughter, Greta Jones (Allison Hayes), and the Mohawk Chief Kowanen’s (Ted de Corsia) daughter. Butler (John Hoyt), a fanatic, vengeful settler, is seeking to instigate an Indian war so that he might gain control of the whole Mohawk valley. Mohawk Chief Kowanen holds his tribe in check but impatient warrior Rokhawah (Neville Brand) goads tribe-members into raiding the fort for guns. Onida (Rita Gam), Kowanen’s daughter, agrees to let the raiders into the fort after sundown and finds herself trapped in Adams’ quarters after the raiders escape. He smuggles her out the next day and her father is grateful. Onida and Adams fall in love. Butler kills Kowanen’s son, Keoga (Tommy Cook), and this prods the chief into declaring war against the whites, and even Adams is taken prisoner.
Measurements: 27″W X 41″H