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Winnetou and the Crossbreed (1966)

Winnetou und das Halbblut Apanatschi (original title)
On her b-day, settler's daughter Apanatschi receives her father's secret gold mine but greedy neighboring prospectors resort to murder and kidnapping in order to get the gold, forcing the girl and her brother to seek Winnetou's protection.


Harald Philipp


Karl May (novel), Fred Denger




Complete credited cast:
Lex Barker ... Old Shatterhand
Pierre Brice ... Winnetou
Götz George ... Jeff Brown
Uschi Glas ... Apanatschi (as Ursula Glas)
Walter Barnes ... Mac Haller
Ralf Wolter Ralf Wolter ... Sam Hawkens
Miha Baloh ... Judge (as Mihail Baloh)
Marija Crnobori Marija Crnobori ... Mine-Yota
Ilija Dzuvalekovski Ilija Dzuvalekovski ... Curly-Bill (as Ilija Djuvalekovski)
Marinko Cosic Marinko Cosic ... Happy
Petar Dobric Petar Dobric ... Sloan
Vladimir Leib Vladimir Leib ... Pincky
Abdurrahman Shala Abdurrahman Shala ... Hank (as Abdurahman Salja)
Nada Kasapic Nada Kasapic ... Bessie
Giancarlo Bastianoni Giancarlo Bastianoni


On her 21st birthday, settler Mac Haller's daughter Apanatschi receives her father's secret gold mine as a gift. Mac Haller was married to an Apache woman and Apanatschi is half-breed. She also has a little brother Happy who is saved by Winnetou from a dangerous fall off a mountain peak, when Happy tries to collect an eagle's feather from an eagle's aerie. On the day of the birthday party, Mac Haller, his daughter Apanatschi , his young son Happy and Winnetou, who is a family friend, visit the location of the secret gold mine and Apanatschi formally receives the mine from her father. At Apanatschi's b-day party at the Mac Haller farm, invited are Jeff Brown who is Apanatschi's boyfriend and two neighboring prospectors, Pinky and Sloan. At the party, the two prospectors, learn of the existence of the gold mine, from little Happy, who doesn't yet grasp the concept of gold nuggets. For him they are just rocks and pebbles. After learning of the mine, the two prospectors plan to force Mac ... Written by nufs68

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The new great adventure from the Wild West with Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. See more »


Western | Adventure


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Uschi Glas' first leading role and her breakthrough in Germany. Due to her Bavarian accent, she was dubbed by Marion Hartmann in the German language version. See more »


Follows Winnetou: The Red Gentleman (1964) See more »

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Replaying the same roles with few new ideas
11 February 2007 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

Nice opening sequence: Winnetou rides onto the screen with dramatic music and soon rescues a young boy who is attacked by an eagle. Regrettably, the initial energy is not kept up at the same level. The movie tells the story of Apanatschi (young Uschi Glas) and her little brother Happy who need protection by Winnetou (Pierre Brice) and Old Shatterhand (Lex Barker) because they know where a gold mine is. Bandits with their leader Curly Bill want to know, too - and they stop at nothing and even killed Apanatschi's father.

After the classic „Silver Lake", the larger-than-life Winnetou trilogy and the three easy-going movies starring Stewart Granger, „Half-Breed" feels a bit tired to me. Lex Barker and Pierre Brice replay their famous roles, but there are hardly new ideas. More violent action, less feeling, could be the summary of my impressions.

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Release Date:

1 June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Half-Breed See more »

Filming Locations:

Tulove Grede Mountain, Croatia See more »


Box Office


DEM3,500,000 (estimated)
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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