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22 June 1968 (East Germany) See more »
In the latter half of the 19th century, gold is discovered in the Black Hills, an area which has already... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The black hills of... Georgia See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)

Gojko Mitic ... Weitspähender Falke

Hannjo Hasse ... Bludgeon

Barbara Brylska ... Catherine Emmerson
Lali Meskhi ... Blauhaar (as Lali Meszchi)
Rolf Hoppe ... Bashan
Hartmut Beer ... Fletcher
Helmut Schreiber ... Sam Blake
Fred Delmare ... Peter Hille

Milan Jablonsky ... Bad Face
Holger Mahlich ... Pat
Fred Ludwig ... Emmerson
Horst Kube ... Chat
Giorgi Tatishvili ... Captain Ronald (as Giorgi Tadischwili)
Rodam Chelidze ... Luchsauge (as Rodam Tschelidse)
Lavrenti Koshadze ... Grauer Bär (as Laurenti Koschadse)
Koba Kobulov ... Listiger Fuchs (as Koba Kobulow)
Albert Giorgadze ... Springendes Wasser (as Albert Giorgadse)
Fritz Mohr ... Sergeant McDryden
Paul Berndt ... Bill Meyers, Wirt
Dietmar Richter-Reinick ... Leutnant Forsythe
Otar Koberidze ... Tasunka-witko (as Otar Koberidse)
Dudukhana Tserodze ... Mutter von Blauhaar (as Duchana Zerodse)
Wilfried Roil ... Krähe
Klaus Jürgen Kramer ... Flinker Hirsch
Sepp Klose ... Dick
Werner Wieland ... Goldworth
Fritz Marquardt
Gert Hänsch
Detlef Heintze
Wilfried Zander
Winfried Glatzeder
Heinz Laggies ... Siedler
Harald Moszdorf ... Siedler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Berko Acker ... (uncredited)
Dagmar Delmare ... Kitty (uncredited)
Axel Dietrich ... Soldier (uncredited)
Roland Gandt ... Settler (uncredited)

Michael Gwisdek ... (uncredited)
Martin Piontek ... Settler (uncredited)
Manfred Richter ... Soldier (uncredited)
Gerd Staiger ... Watchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Gottfried Kolditz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Günter Karl  writer

Original Music by
Wolfgang Meyer 
Karl-Ernst Sasse 
Cinematography by
Otto Hanisch 
Film Editing by
Helga Krause 
Art Direction by
Paul Lehmann 
Costume Design by
Günter Schmidt  (as Günther Schmidt)
Makeup Department
Christa Grewald .... makeup artist
Kurt Tauchmann .... makeup artist
Production Management
Günter Berger .... unit manager
Dorothea Hildebrandt .... production manager
Gerrit List .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eleonore Dressel .... assistant director
Eva Seemann .... assistant director
Art Department
Heike Bauersfeld .... set builder
Jochen Keller .... set builder (as Joachim Keller)
Heinz Röske .... set builder
Alfred Rehhausen .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bernd Gerwien .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Günter Heimann .... assistant camera
Waltraud Pathenheimer .... assistant camera
Günter Kagel .... gaffer (uncredited)
Other crew
Inka Unverzagt .... choreographer
Hans-Joachim Wallstein .... dramaturg (as Hans Joachim Wallstein)

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Also Known As:
"Spur des Falken" - East Germany (original title)
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East Germany:121 min | West Germany:100 min
Color (Orwocolor)
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Followed by Weisse Wölfe (1969)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The black hills of... Georgia, 9 April 2007
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

From the dancing native Americans, a sudden cut to a locomotive rushing threateningly towards the camera, puffing clouds of dirty black smoke. Inside the wagons, a discussion about the Indians takes place. Many whites want their land at the Black Hills. "Kill'em all!", someone demands unscrupulously. Bludgeon (Hannjo Hasse) wears black because he is the leader of the bad guys and replies: "That's not a bad thought...". It seems even better, though still inhuman, after gold is discovered in the hills! The barren mountains of Georgia (belonging to the Soviet Union at that time) provide an impressive location. "Spur des Falken" is one of the westerns from behind the iron curtain, an uncanny sub-genre regularly starring Yugoslavian actor Gojko Mitic who had experience from the West German Karl May films. "Spur des Falken" knows how to keep the action moving and its photography is lively and colorful - good craftsmanship, all in all. Its well deserved success led to a sequel: "Weisse Wölfe".

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