"Dan Reid's Fight for Life"

November 18, 1954

"The Last of the Mohicans" title screen which actually comes a bit later.

The screen announcement of Hawkeye's premiere episode.

This is Hawkeye's home which is located on the Iroquois Trail in New York.

This is Fort William Henry on Lake George, built by the British to defend against the French & the Indians.

Hawkeye's meeting with his mother after a year long absence when Hawkeye went away to lead some settlers west.

A close-up of Tommy Cutler, Nat "Hawkeye" Cutler's little brother who has joined the British army and has already become a sergeant.

This is Colonel Thorne, the military leader at Fort William Henry.

This is Ogana (Michael Ansara) and Tommy Cutler, on their way, to deliver a written and urgent message to General Johnson, to send reinforcements.

The urgent message for help that Tommy Cutler is carrying to General Johnson, which he is unable to do, thanks to Ogana.

Michael Ansara plays the evil and murderous Ogana, Chief of the Huron, but disguised as a Mohawk chief scout for the British Army.

Mrs. Cutler trying to comfort her wounded son, Tommy, after Hawkeye & Chingachgook brought him home. Ogana shot Tommy in the back.

Mrs. Cutler is furious that Capt. John West wants to examine Tommy, to make sure that he is dead. Capt. West incorrectly believes that Tommy is a traitor.

Ogana has told a number of other lies, including telling Thorne that help is on the way.

This is Colonel Thorne and his daughter, Marian. Marian will soon be kidnapped by Ogana

Hawkeye & Chingachgook are locked up in the fort stockade by Capt. Brownell, a traitor who has been giving orders to Ogana.

This Captain West who has found out that Tommy Cutler was innocent and that Brownell is the traitor and tells the truth to Colonel Thorne.

The Ottawa chief wants to let Hawkeye & Ogana fight in a certain manner to determine who is telling the truth and who is not.

Marian has been rescued and in the picture are, from L to R: Col. Thorne, Gingachgook, Hawkeye, Marian Thorne and Capt. John West.

Directed by Sidney Salkow. Mr. Salkow just recently passed away on October 18, 2000.

Produced by Irving Cummings, Jr.

The Executive Producer is Leon Fromkess.

Story and Teleplay by Richard Schayer.

Note that John was billed as Johnny Hart in this first episode.

The cast list for episode # 1,
"Hawkeye's Homecoming".

 

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