The Last Ride to Santa Cruz

The Last Ride to Santa Cruz (German: Der Letzte Ritt nach Santa Cruz) is a 1964 West German-Austrian Western film directed by Rolf Olsen and starring Edmund Purdom, Mario Adorf and Marianne Koch.[1][2] The film was shot at the Spandau Studios, and on location in the Canary Islands. The sets were designed by the art directors Hertha Hareiter, Leo Metzenbauer and Otto Pischinger

The Last Ride to Santa Cruz
Film poster
Directed byRolf Olsen
Produced by
Written byHerbert Reinecker
StarringEdmund Purdom
Mario Adorf
Marianne Koch
Music byErwin Halletz
CinematographyKarl Löb
Edited by Karl Aulitzky
Magnet Film
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
  • 28 March 1964 (1964-03-28)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryWest Germany



  1. Pitts p.181
  2. "New York Times: The Last Ride to Santa Cruz". NY Times. Retrieved 19 October 2008.


  • Pitts, Michael R. Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films. McFarland, 2012.
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