Old Surehand

Old Surehand (German: Old Surehand 1. Teil, also known as Flaming Frontier) is a 1965 West German Western film starring Stewart Granger, Pierre Brice and Letitia Roman. The film is based on a novel by Karl May.

Old Surehand
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Directed byAlfred Vohrer
Written byKarl May (novel)
Fred Denger
Eberhard Keindorff
Johanna Sibelius
Produced byWolfgang Kühnlenz
Horst Wendlandt
Erwin Gitt
StarringStewart Granger
Pierre Brice
Letitia Roman
CinematographyKarl Löb
Edited byHermann Haller
Music byMartin Böttcher
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
14 December 1965
Running time
90 minutes
CountriesWest Germany

It was shot at the Spandau Studios and on location in Yugoslavia, including around Rijeka on the Adriatic. The film's sets were designed by the art director Vladimir Tadej.

It made $1,587,777 in Spain.[1]


Frontiersman Old Surehand (Stewart Granger) and his faithful friend Old Wabble (Milan Srdoc) are on the trail of a cold-blooded killer with the nickname 'The General' (Larry Pennell), who murdered Old Surehand's brother. On the way Old Surehand and Old Wabble are involved in the running conflict between settlers and the Comanches. Old Surehand can count on the support of his friend and blood brother Winnetou (Pierre Brice), the amiable chief of the Apaches. Bandits commanded by The General rob a train and try to put the blame on the Comanches. When the son of the Comanche chief is killed in town by a sniper, only Old Surehand and Winnetou are able to prevent a war between the Comanches and settlers.



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