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This was Maurice Tourneur's first film for Associated Producers. Clarence Brown, Tourneur's assistant, took over direction when Tourneur was injured during shooting. According to modern sources, Boris Karloff had a small role in this film as a marauding Indian. A pre-production news item states that Omar Whitehead was to play the role of Hawkeye. For information on the many other film adaptations of James Fenimore Cooper's novel, for the 1936 United Artists release of The Last of the Mohicans, directed by George B. Seitz and starring Randolph Scott and Binnie Barnes in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40.