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Werner W. Wallroth – Blutsbrüder AKA Blood Brothers (1975)

Blood Brothers (German: Blutsbrüder) is a 1975 East German western film directed by Werner W. Wallroth and starring Dean Reed, Gojko Mitic and Gisela Freudenberg.

The film’s sets were designed by the art directors Heinz Röske and Marlene Willmann. It was made by the state-controlled DEFA company.

Harmonika, an American deserter, is captured by a tribe of Indians, who believe he has murdered the wife and child of their chief Grey Elk. It is the chief himself who sets the American free, and Harmonika stays with the tribe and gradually wins their friendship. He becomes the blood brother of his one-time enemy Hard Rock and marries his new friend’s sister Fawn. Harmonika becomes increasingly more aware of the purposeful lies of the white men. Read More »

Josef Mach – Die Söhne der großen Bärin AKA The Sons of Great Bear (1966)

Although the Indians were assured their lands adjacent to the Black Hills by contract, the Whites want to expel them. Meanwhile, gold has been discovered there and the unscrupulous settler, Red Fox, demands of Mattotaupa, chief of the Bears Clan belonging to the Dakota tribe, to reveal to him the location of a cave with gold deposits. Mattotaupa refuses and is stabbed to death by Red Fox in the presence of his son Tokei-ihto. Lieutenant Roach orders Tokei-ihto to Fort Smith in order to negotiate. The son of the slain chief suspects that the Whites are planning an ambush, a fear that is confirmed when he encounters Red Fox there. Read More »