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An Adventure as Vast as the Wild Land That Spawned It! See more »
When violent conflict breaks out between greedy railroaders and a tribe of Mescalero Apaches, only two men, destined to be blood brothers, can prevent all-out war: chief's son Winnetou and German engineer Old Shatterhand. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Lex Barker ... Old Shatterhand
Pierre Brice ... Winnetou

Marie Versini ... Nscho-tschi

Mario Adorf ... Frederick Santer
Walter Barnes ... Bill Jones
Chris Howland ... Lord Tuff-Tuff
Ralf Wolter ... Sam Hawkens
Milivoje Popovic-Mavid ... Intschu-tschuna (as Mavid Popovic)
Dunja Rajter ... Belle
Niksa Stefanini ... Bullock
Branko Spoljar ... Bancroft
Husein Cokic ... Will Parker
Demeter Bitenc ... Dick Stone
Tomoslav Erak ... Tangua
Hrvoje Svob ... Klekih-petra
Dusko Dobudj ... Schwarzer Adler
Vladimir Krstulovic ... Harvey (as Vlado Krstulovic)
Ilija Ivezic ... Joaquin
Tedy Sotosek ... Randolph
Antun Nalis ... Barman Hicks
Vladimir Bosnjak ... Lemmy
Ana Kranjcec ... Vollmond
Sime Jagarinac ... Apache
Ivo Kristof ... Treck Man
Gojko Mitic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Curt Ackermann ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Rainer Brandt ... Frederick Santer (voice) (uncredited)
Karl Dall ... Saloon Cast (uncredited)
Gerd Duwner ... Tangua (voice) (uncredited)
Knut Hartwig ... Klekih-petra (voice) (uncredited)
Toni Herbert ... Bancroft (voice) (uncredited)
Ursula Heyer ... Belle (voice) (uncredited)
Benno Hoffmann ... Intschu-tschuna (voice) (uncredited)
Gert Günther Hoffmann ... Old Shatterhand (voice) (uncredited)
Heinz Lausch ... Bullock (voice) (uncredited)
Arnold Marquis ... Bill Jones (voice) (uncredited)
Ilse Pagé ... Nscho-tschi (voice) (uncredited)
Jochen Schröder ... Barmann Hicks (voice) (uncredited)

Christian Wolff ... Winnetou (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Harald Reinl 
Writing credits
Karl May (novel)

Harald G. Petersson  (as H.G. Petersson)

Produced by
Horst Wendlandt .... producer
Original Music by
Martin Böttcher 
Cinematography by
Ernst W. Kalinke 
Film Editing by
Hermann Haller 
Production Design by
Vladimir Tadej 
Makeup Department
Gerda Wegener .... makeup artist
Walter Wegener .... makeup artist
Production Management
Erwin Gitt .... production manager
Josip Lulic .... production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Slavko Andres .... assistant director
Stipe Delic .... second unit director
Charles Wakefield .... assistant director
Sound Department
Fedor Jeler .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Kreso Grcevic .... cinematographer: second unit
Evo Dycke .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irms Pauli .... costume advisor
Other crew
Peter Fernandez .... English language version
Benno Hoffmann .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Winnetou - 1. Teil" - West Germany (original title)
"Apache Gold" - USA (theatrical title)
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101 min | USA:91 min
Color (Eastmancolor) | Color
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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Winnetou is a winner, 2 June 2006
Author: FilmFlaneur from London

Arguably the start of the notable German Western cycle of the 60's, along with Treasure of the Silver Lake (Der Schatz I'm Silbersee of the previous year). In this early adaption of the tremendously successful Karl May novels which formed the backbone of the series, Ex Tarzan Lex Barker, blonde hair slicked back in vague echo of Kirk Douglas, plays Old Shatterhand. French actor Pierre Brice is Winnetou, good Apache, his Indian blood brother. Unlike the cynicism of the Spaghetti Westerns which followed shortly afterwards, the German version is backward looking - nostalgic, perhaps, for the more simplistic and romantic version of the genre, common in Hollywood before the psychological complications wrought by the 50's. Thus Shatterhand and Winnetou are more Lone Ranger and Tonto than Trinità and Bambino. The present film is fully equal of its rivals elsewhere on the continent in recreating the old west in mid europe, wagon trains marauding indians and all. Winnetou 1 also has the distinction of a marvellous score by Martin Bottcher, its sweeping main theme instantly memorable and looks superb in the widescreen transfer. Recent months have seen the release of three or four boxes of the films featuring Winnetou et al, with another one including the 1980's TV series, also worth investigating. However prospective buyers should note that the English dialogue/subtitling is not consistent; box 1 for instance only has 2 out of the 4 films in English while even in those that do minor characters and small scenes often lapse back into German - not a problem when the plot is relatively straightforward but unless bought cheaply the annoyance is enough to dampen a full recommendation of a greatly entertaining series of films hardly known to western fans, at least in the UK.

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