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Chingachgook, die grosse Schlange (1967)

It is 1740 and the English and French colonial forces are waging war against each other in their struggle to take control of North America. Both powers take advantage of existing tribal ... See full summary »

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Richard Groschopp

Writers:

James Fenimore Cooper (novel) (as J.F. Cooper), Wolfgang Ebeling (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gojko Mitic ... Chingachgook, die Große Schlange
Rolf Römer Rolf Römer ... Wildtöter / Deerslayer
Helmut Schreiber Helmut Schreiber ... Tom Hutter
Jürgen Frohriep Jürgen Frohriep ... Harry Hurry
Lilo Grahn Lilo Grahn ... Judith Hutter, die Tochter
Andrea Drahota Andrea Drahota ... Wahtawa
Johannes Knittel Johannes Knittel ... Gespaltene Eiche
Adolf Peter Hoffmann Adolf Peter Hoffmann ... Delewaren-Häuptling (as A.P. Hoffmann)
Heinz Klevenow Jr. Heinz Klevenow Jr. ... Pfeilspitze - Hurone (as Heinz Klevenow)
Milan Jablonský Milan Jablonský ... Flinker Elch / Quick Elk
Horst Preusker Horst Preusker ... Hauptmann Warley, engl. Offizier
Rudolf Ulrich Rudolf Ulrich ... Englischer Corporal
Karl Zugowski Karl Zugowski ... Thornton, engl. Fähnrich
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Storyline

It is 1740 and the English and French colonial forces are waging war against each other in their struggle to take control of North America. Both powers take advantage of existing tribal rivalries and enlist local tribes, the Delawares and Hurons, on either side of their conflict. Chingachgook, the last of the Mohicans, is now living among the Delaware and is granted the hand of the chief's daughter after saving the old man's life. His marriage is postponed however, when his betrothed is kidnapped by the Huron and Chingachgook sets out to recapture her with the assistance of his white friend, Deerslayer. This rescue is complicated by the interference of white settlers out to make money by collecting Huron scalps and ultimately Chingachgook must unite the tribes against their common enemy, the white man

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Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 June 1967 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Chingachgook: The Great Snake See more »

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Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Orwocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A curiosity from East Germany
27 January 2010 | by steven-222See all my reviews

The Germans have long loved Westerns, and they made their own; this East German production from 1967 is based on James Fenimore Cooper's The Deerslayer, set among warring Hurons, Delawares, British redcoats, and a few French in the Lake Ontario region. It has its charms, including some beautiful natural settings, but it's of interest mostly as a curiosity. The Indians (you get a feeling many of them are blonds wearing black wigs and bronzer) perform campy ceremonial dances and apparently lift weights (a lot); as the Last of the Mohicans, Yugo actor Gojko Mitic is quite the hunk. The action and fight scenes are very mild (clearly intended for a 1960s kiddie audience). Sometimes the music (including some jazz) seems wildly inappropriate. The best thing this movie might do is make you question the assumptions implicit in US Westerns, and whether they were any more accurate about Native Americans and American history.

A word about the DVD released in the US in 2006: although the color is good, the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio is cropped to 1.66:1, losing any sense of widescreen spectacle (and sometimes obscuring characters or action); also, the English subtitles are poorly placed and may run off the bottom of the screen on some TVs. Even a movie that is little more than a curiosity deserves better presentation than this.


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