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

Writers:

Karl May (novel), Harald G. Petersson (screenplay) (as H.G. Petersson)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lex Barker ... Old Shatterhand
Herbert Lom ... Colonel Brinkley
Götz George ... Fred Engel
Karin Dor ... Ellen Patterson
Marianne Hoppe ... Mrs. Butler
Eddi Arent ... Lord Castlepool
Ralf Wolter Ralf Wolter ... Sam Hawkens
Sima Janicijevic Sima Janicijevic ... Patterson (as Jan Sid)
Ilija Ivezic Ilija Ivezic ... Hilton
Mirko Boman Mirko Boman ... Gunstick Uncle
Branko Spoljar Branko Spoljar ... Doc Jefferson Hartley
Milivoj Stojanovic Milivoj Stojanovic ... Knox
Slobodan Dimitrijevic Slobodan Dimitrijevic ... Rollender Donner
Jozo Kovacevic ... Grosser Wolf
Velimir Chytil Velimir Chytil ... Woodward (as Velimir Hitil)
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In Arkansas, a stagecoach is robbed by Colonel Brinkley's gang. What the gang is really after is a treasure map one of the stagecoach passengers carries. However, Mr. Engel only has half the map. The other half of the treasure map is held by Engel's partner, a Mr. Patterson. Even so, the gang kills Engel and steal his half a map. Later, Fred Engel, the son of the murdered stagecoach passenger, seeks help to find his father's killers and retrieve the map. He contacts famous frontier scout Old Shatterhand and his Apache blood brother Winnetou. The three men set out to catch the killers. Fred Engel reveals to his two friends that his father's missing map pinpoints the location of a gold treasure at Silver Lake. They head toward the farm owned by Mr. Patterson, Engel's business partner. Patterson has the other half of the map and a daughter, Ellen, whom Fred is in-love with. Unfortunately, Colonel Brinkley's gang has the same idea of retrieving the other half of the treasure map, since ... Written by nufs68

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Lake Of Terror! Battle Of Vengeance! See more »

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Adventure | Western

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The first Western film produced by West Germany. See more »

Goofs

The guitar played in an early saloon scene does not have any strings. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the film was submitted to the FSK, they offered the distributor the choice of either a "Not under 12" rating for the uncut version or a "Not under 6" rating if some fight scenes were removed. Distributor Constantin decided to release the uncut version. However, for the re-release in 1964, some scenes were removed and the film was released with a "Not under 6" rating. Unfortunately, these cuts were done to the original negative and the removed parts were destroyed. See more »

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Followed by Amongst Vultures (1964) See more »

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Enjoy the landscape of the Balcan area and have tension!
27 July 2000 | by amikus2000See all my reviews

This "natural" looking and tentious Western will give pleasure to nature-bound spectators as well as to Western fans. The first Winnetou western acts after the introduction of Old-Shatterhand (Lex Barker) and Apache-chief Winnetou (Pierre Brice) in the movie "Winnetou 1". Herbert Lom had been got for playing a colonel, restricted by the script. Marianne Hoppe had her first international movie. For the laughers: Eddie Arent (Lord Castlepool) and Ralf Wolter (Trapper Sam Hawkins) can be seen.


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Language:

German

Release Date:

1 November 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Treasure of the Silver Lake See more »

Filming Locations:

Croatia See more »

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Budget:

DEM2,900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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