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Winnetou (1963)

Winnetou - 1. Teil (original title)
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

Writers:

Karl May (novel), Harald G. Petersson (as H.G. Petersson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lex Barker ... Old Shatterhand
Pierre Brice ... Winnetou
Marie Versini ... Nscho-tschi
Mario Adorf ... Frederick Santer
Walter Barnes ... Bill Jones
Chris Howland ... Lord Tuff-Tuff
Ralf Wolter Ralf Wolter ... Sam Hawkens
Milivoje Popovic-Mavid Milivoje Popovic-Mavid ... Intschu-tschuna (as Mavid Popovic)
Dunja Rajter Dunja Rajter ... Belle
Niksa Stefanini Niksa Stefanini ... Bullock
Branko Spoljar Branko Spoljar ... Bancroft
Husein Cokic ... Will Parker
Demeter Bitenc Demeter Bitenc ... Dick Stone
Tomoslav Erak Tomoslav Erak ... Tangua
Hrvoje Svob Hrvoje Svob ... Klekih-petra
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Storyline

The construction of the Great Western Railroad creates heavy conflict between the railway company and neighboring Indian tribes. Worse, criminal gang leader Santer sets his eyes on a gold mine located on holy Indian land and influences the construction supervisor to re-rout the planned railroad straight through Apache land. Old Shatterhand, who works as a measurement technician, discovers the evil plan and searches contact with the Apaches in an effort to avert war. Written by MCSmarties

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An Adventure as Vast as the Wild Land That Spawned It! See more »

Genres:

Western | Adventure

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Goofs

The rope Lex Barker is tied with on the "torture tree" changes positions between shots. See more »

Alternate Versions

The English version (i.e. "Winnetou, the Warrior") omits all scenes with Chris Howland. Some other scenes are trimmed as well - including a sequence between the character Sam Hawkens and a fat Indian squaw. The German 2005 restored DVD version has a English soundtrack option in which the scenes that where not in the English version reverts to the German soundtrack. It is therefore possible to see the differences between the two versions. The German soundtrack on the same DVD issue has been remixed into stereo and at least one sequence that has previously been censored in German VHS copies - the death of Santer - has been restored as well. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Oil Prince (1965) See more »

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What a memory!
23 December 2013 | by petarmaticSee all my reviews

It was so nice to remember times when this film was shot in the former Yugoslavia, what is today Croatia. I was not born then but they told me how wonderful it was to work with those people at those times.They filmed at what is today Plitvice Lakes and Dubrovnik, Popovo Polje area. Old people still remember that.

I wish making films was simple and nice as it was during those times.

It is great to take a ride in the past and revisit those old movies.

You the younger generation should do the same.

For details of film see the other reviews, everything there has been well said.


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Language:

German

Release Date:

1 May 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winnetou See more »

Filming Locations:

Zezevo, Croatia See more »

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Budget:

DEM4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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