MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 42,957 this week

Tecumseh (1972)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 83 users  
Reviews: 1 user

At the beginning of the 19th century, white settlers regularly make and break treaties with the Native American inhabitants to gain possession of vast hunting grounds at ludicrously low ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (scenario)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video + 1 more

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 117 titles
created 23 Sep 2011
 
a list of 500 titles
created 29 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1072 titles
created 05 Dec 2011
 
a list of 86 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 586 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Tecumseh" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tecumseh (1972)

Tecumseh (1972) on IMDb 6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tecumseh.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Richard Groschopp
Stars: Gojko Mitic, Rolf Römer, Helmut Schreiber
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution.

Director: Sergio Leone
Stars: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli
Weisse Wölfe (1969)
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Farsighted Falcon, the Dakota chief, seeks refuge in the Black Hills with his wife Blue Hair and two warriors, the sole survivors of his tribe, in order to join part of the Cheyenne headed ... See full summary »

Directors: Konrad Petzold, Bosko Boskovic
Stars: Gojko Mitic, Horst Schulze, Barbara Brylska
Osceola (1971)
Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Florida, 1830 - Of all eastern Native American tribes, only the Seminoles have resisted being moved to reservations. Having retreated to Florida, they live a simple horticultural life. But ... See full summary »

Directors: Konrad Petzold, James Winburn
Stars: Gojko Mitic, Horst Schulze, Iurie Darie
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In the latter half of the 19th century, gold is discovered in the Black Hills, an area which has already been allocated to the Dakota Indians as a winter reservation in a treaty. ... See full summary »

Director: Gottfried Kolditz
Stars: Gojko Mitic, Hannjo Hasse, Barbara Brylska
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
Ulzana (1974)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Gottfried Kolditz
Stars: Gojko Mitic, Renate Blume, Rolf Hoppe
Apachen (1973)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Gottfried Kolditz
Stars: Gojko Mitic, Milan Beli, Colea Rautu
Blutsbrüder (1975)
Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An Indian village is attacked by the American army. The Indians are cruelly killed. One of the soldiers called Harmonika is disgusted by the murders of the innocent women and children. He ... See full summary »

Director: Werner W. Wallroth
Stars: Dean Reed, Gojko Mitic, Gisela Freudenberg
Der Scout (1983)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The film is based on real events. At the end of the seventies of the previous century the fights against the Sioux were over, and the US-Army started putting the Indian tribes living to the... See full summary »

Directors: Dshamjangijn Buntar, Konrad Petzold
Stars: Gojko Mitic, Battsetseg Natsagdorj, Klaus Manchen
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Although the Indians were assured their lands adjacent to the Black Hills by contract, the Whites want to expel them. Meanwhile, gold has been discovered there and the unscrupulous settler,... See full summary »

Director: Josef Mach
Stars: Gojko Mitic, Jirí Vrstála, Rolf Römer
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

At the end of the 19th century, the Wyoming Oil Company has established itself in the vicinity of Wind River City at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, where they have been illegally pumping ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Petzold
Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gojko Mitic, Annekathrin Bürger
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gojko Mitic ...
Annekathrin Bürger ...
Rolf Römer ...
Leon Niemczyk ...
Mieczyslaw Kalenik ...
Milan Beli ...
Wolfgang Greese ...
Gerry Wolff ...
Rolf Ripperger ...
Helmut Schreiber ...
Herbert Köfer ...
Mac
Rudolf Ulrich ...
Fritz Links ...
Minja Vojvodic ...
Maciej Rayzacher ...
Edit

Storyline

At the beginning of the 19th century, white settlers regularly make and break treaties with the Native American inhabitants to gain possession of vast hunting grounds at ludicrously low prices without any bloodshed. Harrison, Governor of Indiana, has made and broke no less than fifteen such treaties, driving increasing numbers of Indians out to the infertile West. To put a stop to this criminal practice, the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh tries to unite the Native Americans. In 1811, he founds a tribal alliance and has Native American lands declared communal property. Chiefs who sell their land in spite of this agreement are to be killed. During the chief's absence, however, Harrison raids the "sacred city" of Tippecanoe founded by Tecumseh and his supporters, reducing it to ashes. The few survivors of the bloodbath flee to Canada, where they join forces with the English as they wage war against America. But they, too, fail to keep their promise to Tecumseh concerning an independent Indian ... Written by DEFA Film Library

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 July 1972 (East Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Tescumseh - Der Übermacht unterlegen  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Orwocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Romanticised biography
8 April 2007 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Tecumseh was an Indian chieftain who united many tribes in the early 19th century in order to fight back the white Americans. Tecumseh finally became an officer in the English army and fell in a battle. Despite this historical background, the movie romanticizes the biography quite a bit - with a love story in between and a typical 70s easy listening soundtrack. Earlier movies with "Tecumseh" star Gojko Mitic seem rather grim in comparison, "Weisse Wölfe" for example. A strength of "Tecumseh" lies in the dialogs, because all Indians speak in whole sentences instead of the broken words other screen-writers often put in their mouths. Obligatory for the East German "Indianerfilm" genre is the ideological background of honorable natives vs. imperialist aggressors, in this case led by governor Harrison (Wolfgang Greese) who is only interesting in snatching as much land from them as possible. However, this leaves room enough for a few characters to be torn between, especially Simon as a friend of Tecumseh who turns into an enemy.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tecumseh (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page