Do you recognize this dastardly villain? It’s Boris Karloff, playing a hostile Native American in The Last of the Mohicans (1920) directed by Maurice Tourneur.
The hero of the film was another Native American, Uncas, played by Alan Roscoe (standing, below). Subsequent versions such as Michael Mann’s would make Hawkeye, Uncas’s white companion, the hero of the film.
Here are some more images from this beautiful film.
Forty-four years later, Karloff would appear in The Comedy of Terrors (1964) directed by Maurice’s son, Jacques Tourneur.
The poster art is by Reynold Brown.