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Winnetou und sein Freund Old Firehand (1966)

Firehand and his Apache friend Winnetou are determined to get justice for the murder of four young braves. They set off to track down the gang responsible for the horrendous act.

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Alfred Vohrer

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Karl May (based on motifs by), David De Reszke (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Brice ... Winnetou
Rod Cameron ... Old Firehand
Marie Versini ... Nscho-tschi
Todd Armstrong ... Tom
Harald Leipnitz ... Silers
Nadia Gray ... Michèle Mercier
Walter Wilz Walter Wilz ... Billy-Bob Silers
Jörg Marquardt Jörg Marquardt ... Jace Mercier (as Jörg Marquard)
Rik Battaglia ... Capt. Mendoza
Viktor de Kowa ... Robert Ravenhurst
Vladimir Medar Vladimir Medar ... Caleb
Miha Baloh ... Capt. Luis Sanchez Quilvera
Aleksandar Gavric Aleksandar Gavric ... Derks
Dusan Antonijevic Dusan Antonijevic ... Leon Mercier (as Dusko Antonijevic)
Ilija Ivezic Ilija Ivezic ... Moses (as Ilija Ivecic)
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The Silers' gang is chasing Apache Chief Winnetou and his sister Nscho-chi, after having killed several Apaches to steal their horses. Winnetou and his sister run into a group of trappers led by Old Firehand. The trappers help Winnetou and his sister Nscho-chi evade the Silers' gang. Together, they head for the border town of Miramonte. In Miramonte, the Mexican Sergeant Mendozza and his men have captured and imprisoned Billy-Bob Silers, the young brother of the Silers' gang leader. The locals fear an attack by Silers' gang that wants to free Billy-Bob. But Sergeant Mendozza refuses to release the bandit's brother. Also in town are Old Firehand's former girlfriend Michèle Mercier and her son Jace Mercier. When they meet in town, they're surprised but happy to meet again. Old Firehand wants Michèle back in his life but she's reluctant to be involved with a trapper whose life-style is more wild than settled. When Michèle accidentally reveals that her son is also Old Firehand's son, they... Written by nufs68

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German | English

Release Date:

November 1967 (USA) See more »

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Winnetou: Thunder at the Border See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Old Firehand-Cameron and Winnetou-Brice battle bandits who have surrounded a Mexican small town
19 September 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

¨Winnetou und sein Freund Old Firehand ¨(original title) is a thrilling and moving story about Old Firehand and Winnetou , respectively performed by Rod Cameron and Pierre Brice. This is an entertaining but mediocre film based on Karl May trilogy novels , it starts with Old Firehand in an exciting opening sequence when he rides onto the screen and soon rescues a group led by Winnetou attacked by bandits commanded by Silers (Harald Leipnitz) . On the way Old Surehand and Old Wabble are involved in the running conflict between outlaws and Mexican villagers who have taken prisoner the Siler's brother . Old Surehand can count on the support of his new friend Winnetou, the amiable chief of the Apaches . Later on , the bandits raid the village and a Mexican old man goes out as peacemaker but he's treacherously murdered . Old Firehand, Winnetou , Tom (Todd Armstrong)and others protect the Mexican village from a gang of bandits who use dynamite , bombs and treason to defeat them . There is also an Officer (Rick Battaglia) from the Army helping the besieged village . There's an emotional love story between Tom and Winnetou's sister named Nscho-Tschi (Marie Versini) . Firehand set on pursuit of the bandits and prepares them a trap . Old Firehand and his faithful new friend Old Wabble are on the trail of the cold-blooded killer and another band of nasty Mexicans .

This is a passable episode about one of the series of popular German made Western , featuring the duo formed by valiant ¨Old Firehand¨ and immortal ¨Winnetou¨ , they repeat their same noted roles as dignified as always . This enjoyable saga benefits from sensational adventures , shootouts , explosions , larger-than-life characters and spectacular scenarios shot in Atelier, Spandau, Berlin, Germany ,Solin, Split, Croatia ,Strobec, Split, Croatia ,Vrlika, Yugoslavia . Here Winnetou-Pierre Brice plays a secondary role , chemistry between stuffy Cameron and Brice is inexistent . However , in the films starred by Stewart Granger the enjoyable relationship is quite match , Granger scores especially high marks ,as he plays with mirth and liking manner . Stewart Granger took the role in two occasions , ¨Among vultures¨ and ¨Winnetou and Surehand¨ and Pierre Brice starred all the series and he went on filming television episodes .His predecessor was the serious Lex Barker who starred a diverse character but the roles are pretty similar , he played the most part of series : ¨Apache gold(1963)¨ by Harald Reinl, ¨Apaches last Battle(1964)¨ by Hugo Fregonese, ¨Last of renegades(1964)¨, ¨The desperate trail¨, ¨Old Surehand¨ (1965) also directed by Alfred Vohrer ¨Old Shatterland(1966)¨ by Harald Philipp, ¨In the valley of death(1968)¨ by Harald Reinl , besides Rod Cameron starred only one : this ¨Old Firehand¨ . The film displays a colorful cinematography and a catching musical score ,though excessive synthesizer , by Peter Thomas replacing the usual series , Martin Bottcher . The motion picture produced by Rialto Productions is regularly directed by Alfred Vohrer who directed various Karl May titles , besides he was a German thriller expert called Krimi ( Edward Wallace adaptation ) . Rating : 5 , average though in some moment here and there is entertaining .


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