Enjoyable "Eastern" Western
Movie Lover: Pecos Kid
The Bijou US
-- December, 25, 2009
If you can get beyond the eye popping cover art of Allison Hayes, "Mohawk" is an enjoyable, if somewhat hard-to-believe opus of the eastern Frontier in the days of the French and Indian War. (Other movies of this period include "Northwest Passage" and "Fort Ti".) Mrs Hayes on the cover not withstanding, the real female lead here is Rita Gam, playing a Mohawk maiden who falls for Scott Brady, who is running around the frontier painting landscapes. Now Ms Gam looks about as much as a Native American as Britany Spears, but remember the Pecos Kid's comment above about things being believable. Besides Rita Gam and Allison Hayes, Lori Nelson is around to make the scenary nice, and also in the cast is William Hudson who sci-fi buffs know would meet Ms Hayes again when she was somewhat taller.
I don't know anyone who ever saw "Mohawk" who didn't like it. It doesn't take itself too seriously and , as they say, they don't make movies like this anymore!