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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Brice ...
Gen. Jack O'Neal
Letícia Román ...
Toby (as Mario Girotti)
Milan Srdoc ...
Old Wabble (as Paddy Fox)
Wolfgang Lukschy ...
Dick Edwards
Erik Schumann ...
Capt. Miller
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ...
Jim Potter (as Bata Zivojinovic)
Dusan Antonijevic ...
Vladimir Medar ...
Ben O'Brian
Hermina Pipinic ...
Jelena Zigon ...
Delia (as Jelena Jovanovic)
Voja Miric ...
Dusan Janicijevic ...
Clinch (as Dusko Janicijevic)


Old Surehand and his faithful old friend Old Wabble are on the trail of a cold-blooded killer with the nickname 'The General'. The brother of Old Surehand was murdered by him. On the way Old Surehand and Old Wabble are involved in the running conflict between settlers and Comanches who are likely to go on the war path. Old Surehand can count on the support of his friend and blood brother Winnetou, the amiable chief of the Apaches. Written by Robert

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They turned the frontier into a river of blood overflowing with the West's most dangerous passions.


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Release Date:

February 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flaming Frontier  »

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(Eastman Color)|

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2.35 : 1
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Initially, producer Horst Wendlandt planned to do an "Old Surehand" trilogy (that's why this film was announced as "Old Surehand - Part 1"). However, after this first film wasn't the expected box-office success, the other two parts were never made. See more »


Stewart Granger's character lassos a man off a raft about to go over a waterfall, the next scene shows Stewart from in front and below looking up at him pulling the rope in and the waterfall is above and behind him. See more »


Followed by Winnetou and the Crossbreed (1966) See more »

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Thrilling and touching story about Old Surehand and Winnetou , well performed by Granger and Brice
6 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is a highly entertaining film based on Karl May trilogy novels , it starts with Old Surehand ( Stewart Granger ) in an exciting opening sequence when he rides onto the screen and soon rescues to train passengers attacked by bandits . After that , the outlaws killing American buffalo for originating a war against white-men . Later on , Indians raid a ranch , the Indian chief's son comes to the little town for a peace treatise but he's treacherously murdered . Meanwhile , Old Sureland befriends an old man ad his nephew ( Letitia Milan who played the first Mario Bava's Giallo: ¨Girl who knew too much¨ ) and his fiancé , a judge assistant ( Terence Hill or Mario Girotti, previous his successful Trinity ). There's an emotional love story between them , and they are taken prisoners by Indians . Sureland set on pursuit of his killer's brother and attempts to pacify the Indians . Of course , he encounters his Indian-brother Winnetou ( Pierre Brice ) at an emotional meeting . The clues lead a gunrunner named the General ( Larry Pennell ).

This is an agreeable episode about one of the series of popular German made Western , featuring the duo formed by valiant ¨Old Surehand¨ and immortal ¨Winnetou¨ , they repeat their same noted roles as dignified as always . This enjoyable saga benefits from sensational adventures , shootouts , larger-than-life characters and spectacular scenarios shot in Yugoslavia . Stewart Granger took the role in two occasions ( ¨Among vultures¨ and this one ) and Pierre Brice starred all the series and he went on filming television episodes . Chemistry between them is quite match , Stewart Granger scores especially high marks , he plays with mirth and liking manner . His predecessor was the serious Lex Barker who starred a diverse character but the roles are pretty similar , he 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¨, ¨Old Shatterland(1966)¨ by Harald Philipp, ¨In the valley of death(1968)¨ by Harald Reinl , besides Rod Cameron starred only one : ¨Old Firehand¨ directed by Alfred Vohrer. The film displays a colorful cinematography and a catching musical score by usual series , Martin Bottcher . The motion picture produced by Rialto Productions is convincingly directed by Alfred Vohrer who directed various Karl May titles , besides he was a German thriller expert called Krimi ( Edward Wallace adaptation ) .

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