5.9/10
1,008
6 user 5 critic

Amongst Vultures (1964)

Unter Geiern (original title)
Approved | | Western, Adventure | November 1966 (USA)
Outlaws disguised as Indians commit crimes against settlers but Winnetou and Old Surehand are determined to unmask the bandits and keep the peace between settlers and Indians.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

'The Oilprince' is an unscrupulous businessman. He looks forward to a lucrative deal with the "Western Arizona Bank'. He sells the bank oil wells at Shelly Lake that do actually not exist. ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Philipp
Stars: Stewart Granger, Pierre Brice, Harald Leipnitz
Old Surehand (1965)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Old Surehand and Old Wabble are trailing a killer, but on the way they also intervene in a dispute between the Comanche and the settlers.

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Stewart Granger, Pierre Brice, Larry Pennell
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Rollins' gang wants to grab land by inciting the settlers in a war against the Indians but Winnetou and Old Shatterhand try to keep the peace, until Rollins frames Winnetou up for the murder of Jicarilla Chief's son.

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Lex Barker, Pierre Brice, Rik Battaglia
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

On her b-day, settler's daughter Apanatschi receives her father's secret gold mine but greedy neighboring prospectors resort to murder and kidnapping in order to get the gold, forcing the girl and her brother to seek Winnetou's protection.

Director: Harald Philipp
Stars: Lex Barker, Pierre Brice, Götz George
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Renegades trying to get the army to abandon their fort get the Indians addicted to whiskey, then convince them to attack and drive out the soldiers.

Director: Hugo Fregonese
Stars: Lex Barker, Pierre Brice, Daliah Lavi
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mabel Kingsley arrives at a western town to clear her missing father of the charge that he stole a shipment of government gold. A frontiersman known as "Shatterhand" agrees to guide her in ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Lex Barker, Pierre Brice, Rik Battaglia
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Forester, a ruthless oil baron, wants to create a war between the native American tribes and the white men. Old Shatterhand, Winnetou and their sidekick Castlepool try to prevent this.

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Lex Barker, Pierre Brice, Anthony Steel
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In their first cinematic adventure, Apache chief Winnetou and mountain man Old Shatterhand pursue a gang of murderous outlaws who will stop at nothing to find the legendary treasure of Silver Lake.

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Pierre Brice, Lex Barker, Herbert Lom
Winnetou (1963)
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Lex Barker, Pierre Brice, Marie Versini
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Firehand and his Apache friend Winnetou are determined to get justice for the murder of four young braves. They set off to track down the gang responsible for the horrendous act.

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Pierre Brice, Rod Cameron, Marie Versini
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a villain named "the Shoot" terrorizes the constituents of Albanian country, which he rules. Heroic Kara Ben Nemsi (Lex Barker), and his sidekick are the only ones who can stop him

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Lex Barker, Marie Versini, Ralf Wolter
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After dealing with the Shut in the Balkans, Kara Ben-Nemsi ('Karl the German') receives a firman (precious passport) from the padishah (Ottoman sultan) before he continues his travels ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb
Stars: Lex Barker, Marie Versini, Ralf Wolter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Brice ...
Götz George ...
Martin Bauman Jr.
...
Annie Dillman
...
Sieghardt Rupp ...
Preston
Miha Baloh ...
'Reverend' Weller (as Mihail Baloh)
Walter Barnes ...
Martin Bauman Sr.
Renato Baldini ...
Judge George Leader
...
Baker Jr. (as Mario Girotti)
Voja Miric ...
Stewart
Louis Velle ...
Gordon
Stole Arandjelovic ...
Milton
Ilija Ivezic ...
Jackie
Dusan Bulajic ...
Bloomfield
Davor Antolic ...
Rod
Edit

Storyline

Old Surehand and Winnetou investigate the murders of a mother and daughter. The surviving husband believes that his wife and daughter were murdered by Indians, but Old Surehand suspects that it is the work of a gang of robbers and bandits known as The Vultures, who disguise themselves as Indians while committing their crimes. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Indian ... the hunter ... and the girl ! See more »

Genres:

Western | Adventure

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

November 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amongst Vultures  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Stewart Granger's voice was dubbed by another actor for the English-language version of this film. See more »

Goofs

The film depicted a Shoshone encampment in which a totem pole was prominently displayed amongst the tee-pees. The Shoshone, nomadic in nature, did not have totem poles as part of their tribal culture. The totem pole was found only in cultures of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America (Washington State and British Columbia, Canada). See more »

Connections

Followed by Old Surehand (1965) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
New entry on the famous saga based on Karl May novel with the ordinary Pierre Brice and the likable Stewart Granger
3 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

¨Unter Geiern¨on ¨The vultures¨ is an exciting Western that contains adventures , action , crossfire and gorgeous Yugoslavian exteriors magnificently photographed and in which takes place the emotive meeting between and Winnetou (Pierre Brice) and Old Surehand (Stewart Granger) replacing to Old Shatterhand (Lex Barker) . This is a thrilling and stirring adventure based on Karl May novel with two agreeable characters as Old Surehand and Winnetou , being stunningly played by Stewart Granger as an expert scout and Pierre Brice as an Apache chief respectively . Old Surehand and Winnetou investigate the murders of a mother and daughter at Bouman's ranch . The surviving husband named Bouman (Walter Barnes) and his son (Gotz George) think that the family was killed by Soshons Indians, but Old Surehand suspects that it was carried out by a band of gold thieves known as The Vultures . Old Surehand (Stewart Granger) helped by Winnetou (Pierre Brice) set out on pursuit of the bandits who disguise themselves as Indians while committing their crimes and both of whom prepare them a trap , but they get escape . Meanwhile , the desperado outlaws attack an Indian cemetery located at Valley of Death . Later on , they besiege a wagon caravan . At the end takes place a moving epilogue by shooting and fighting with no much sense . In successive episodes Old Surehand and his faithful half-brother Winnetou are ready on the trail to undertake new and risked adventures.

This is an acceptable episode about one of the series of popular German made Western , featuring the intimate duo formed by valiant ¨Old Surehand¨ who agrees to guide the revolt against outlaws located at Indian territory and immortal ¨Winnetou¨ , both of them will repeat their same notorious roles as dignified as always . Highlights of the movie are the spectacular attack at Indian graveyard and the impressive bandit raid on the caravan . This enjoyable saga benefits from sensational adventures , shootouts , action , emotion , larger-than-life characters and spectacular scenarios shot in Roski falls, CCC-Atelier, Spandau, Berlin,Grobnicko Polje, Croatia , Krka Falls, Krka National Park, Paklenica Canyon, Paklenica National Park, Croatia , Perucko reservoir, Tolove Grede mountain, Vrlika, Yugoslavia . The immutable and incombustible Winnetou-Pierre Brice plays , as usual, his excellent and unforgettable role to be continued in a TV series. Lex Barker scored especially high marks , though he played as a serious and intelligent man who joins forces with Winnetou , while Stewart Granger as Old Surehand performs with humor and joy , he's the perfect counterpoint to Winnetou . Enjoyable relationship between Old Surehand/Stewart Granger and Winnetou/Pierre Brice is quite match . The highbrow Lex Barker played the most part of series : ¨Apache gold(1963)¨ by Harald Reinl, ¨Apaches last Battle(1964)¨ by Hugo Fregonese, ¨Last of renegades(1964)¨, ¨The desperate trail¨, being succeeded by Stewart Granger : ¨Old Surehand¨ (1965) directed by Alfred Vohrer, ¨Rampage at Apache Wells or ¨Der Olprinz¨ by Harald Philipp . Stewart Granger as Old Surehand took the role in three occasions ,he starred a diverse character but the role is pretty similar to Old Shatterland , he plays with mirth and liking manner but in ironic tone , almost parody style , as ¨Among vultures¨ and ¨Winnetou and Surehand¨ .Besides Rod Cameron starred only one : ¨Old Firehand¨ in which chemistry between stuffy Cameron and Brice is inexistent .

This time the support cast is excellent such as Götz George as Martin Baumann Jr. , the gorgeous Elke Sommer (The prize) as Annie Dillman , Sieghardt Rupp (For a fistful of dollars) as Preston , Walter Barnes (who worked in lots of Spaghetti) as Martin Baumann Sr. , the Italian Renato Baldini as Judge George Leader , Terence Hill (future Trinity) as Baker Jr and Gojko Mitic who was one of the most famous and most loved actors in East Germany and in the other countries in Eastern Europe , and starred several roles as an Indian rebel . The film displays a colorful cinematography and a catching , sensitive musical score by Martin Bottcher , series' ordinary , and achieved super-retails , being eventually replaced in some episode by Peter Thomas . The motion picture produced by Rialto Productions (by producer Wendlandt who was subsequently succeeded by Arthur Brauner) was professionally directed by Alfred Vohrer who directed various Karl May episodes and was a German thriller expert called Krimi - Edward Wallace adaptation . Rating : 6 , acceptable and passable . Worthwhile seeing for marvelous scenarios and breathtaking outdoors from Yugoslavia including rousing falls , canyon, rivers and mountains; all of them as spectacular as Almeria- Spain- outdoors where at the same time were shot numerous European Western .


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Also called Frontier Hellcat for some reason Rodheffern-489-98810
Discuss Amongst Vultures (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?