Up 8,737 this week

Die Flußpiraten vom Mississippi (1963)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 36 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot


0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
a list of 53 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
a list of 729 titles
created 18 Jun 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Die Flußpiraten vom Mississippi (1963)

Die Flußpiraten vom Mississippi (1963) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Die Flußpiraten vom Mississippi.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Lucrèce, the best killer in the business, accepts a final job: eliminate an opera singer who threatens the interests of a corporation. She's hired as a soprano for a festival her target is singing in, but things don't happen as planned.

Director: Jérôme Le Gris
Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Clovis Cornillac, Tchéky Karyo
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

(1967) Tony Kendall, Brad Harris. Two Yanks are hired to protect a rich lady from a sinister underworld group. Lots of jungle thrills, martial arts, ancient temples, huge explosions, & even... See full summary »

Directors: Gianfranco Parolini, Rudolf Zehetgruber
Stars: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Ann Smyrner
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Hercules battles to save the population from a giant dragon.

Director: Alvaro Mancori
Stars: Dan Vadis, Spela Rozin, Carla Calò
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso


Complete credited cast:
Sheriff James Lively
Brad Harris ...
Tom Cook
Sabine Sinjen ...
Horst Frank ...
Dorothee Parker ...
Karl Lieffen ...
Doc Monrove
Tony Kendall ...
Schwarzer Adler
Barbara Simon ...
Luigi Batzella ...
Squire Dayton (as Paolo Solvay)
Jeannette Batti ...
Mrs. Bridleford (as Jeanette Batty)
Dan Vadis ...
Danilo Turk ...
Uncle Jonathan (as Joco Turk)
Vladimir Bacic ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »



| |



Release Date:

8 February 1964 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Pirates of the Mississippi  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Featured in Horst Frank - Der Flußpirat vom Mississippi (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

early German western, of historical interest
5 December 2003 | by (south Texas USA) – See all my reviews

Made in 1963, this may well have been following up on the success of the first Winnetou-Shatterhand film, as there is a scene between star Hansjorg Felmy and his Indian chief friend that plays a lot like Lex Barker and Pierre Brice. In any event, Brad Harris is not the main hero here(and in this English version, his last name is NOT Cook--in fact, his last name is written in the sand at one point, so it can't be cook in the German version either!), but a young man accused of a killing he didn't commit. Horst Frank is once again convincing as a snivelling, oily crook, Colonel Kelly, a disgraced former military officer. Frank tries to deceive the local Indians and turn them against the local white population, and he also organizes the "pirates" of the title. While lacking the sweep and grandeur and the beauty of the "Old Shatterhand" series, and featuring an "oom-pah" musical score that conjurs up nothing West of Bonn or Stuttgart, the film is of historical interest because it pre-dates FISTFUL OF DOLLARS and thus the filmmakers were not working in a well-established tradition. It also features second-unit direction from Gianfranco Parolini, who would later pair up Brad Harris and Tony Kendall (here also in a small role) in many successful action films. Parolini's colorful, eccentric, circus-like style is briefly in evidence here and there, as in some action scenes we see movement at different depths within the frame, but there's not enough of his oddball touches to give the film much of the "Frank Kramer" style. Overall, if you have watched dozens of Eurowesterns and enjoyed the Winnetou series, you'll find this interesting as a historical curio. And Brad Harris fans will enjoy him in his first Eurowestern role. There's probably no need for anyone else to seek this out--if you haven't seen a German western before, watch one of the Lex Barker or Stewart Granger films based on Karl May novels instead. Fortunately, the copy of this film floating around is letterboxed, although it's a grainy PAL transfer.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Die Flußpiraten vom Mississippi (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: