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|The Treasure of the Silver Lake|
|Directed by||Harald Reinl|
|Produced by||Horst Wendlandt|
|Cinematography||Ernst W. Kalinke|
|Music by||Martin Böttcher|
|Box office||€8.6 million (West Germany) |
42 million tickets (worldwide)
The Treasure of the Silver Lake (German: Der Schatz im Silbersee) is a 1962 German western film directed by Harald Reinl. It is very loosely based on Karl May's 1891 novel of the same name. It was shot in Yugoslavia and was the first in the highly successful Winnetou film series by Rialto Film.
Fred Engel's father is murdered by Colonel Brinkley in order to acquire a treasure map, however the Colonel only acquires half of it, the other half is held by Mrs. Butler. Discovering the scene of the crime, Old Shatterhand and Winnetou help Fred bring his father's murderer to justice and locate the treasure of Silver Lake.
- Lex Barker as Old Shatterhand
- Pierre Brice as Winnetou
- Götz George as Fred Engel
- Herbert Lom as Colonel Brinkley
- Karin Dor as Ellen Patterson
- Eddi Arent as Lord Castlepool
- Marianne Hoppe as Mrs. Butler
- Ralf Wolter as Sam Hawkens
- Mirko Boman as Gunstick Uncle
It was the highest-grossing film of 1962 in West Germany, selling 10 million tickets and grossing €8.6 million. In France, it was the 29th top-grossing film of 1963, selling 1,656,736 tickets. In the Soviet Union, the film sold 39.8 million tickets. This adds up to a total of 42,456,736 tickets sold worldwide.
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