The Pirates of the Mississippi

The Pirates of the Mississippi (German: Die Flußpiraten vom Mississippi) is a Western film directed by Jürgen Roland and starring Hansjörg Felmy, Brad Harris and Sabine Sinjen.[2] A Eurowestern, it was a co-production between West Germany, France and Italy.[1] Based on the 1847 novel by Friedrich Gerstäcker, the film was the first pairing of Brad Harris and Tony Kendall with Gianfranco Parolini as a second unit director. Kendall reprised his role of Chief Black Eagle in Black Eagle of Santa Fe (1965).

Directed byJürgen Roland
Produced byWolf C. Hartwig[1]
Screenplay by
  • Werner P. Zibaso
  • Johannes Kai[1]
Music byWilli Mattes[1]
CinematographyRolf Kästel[1]
Edited byHerbert Taschner[1]
  • Societé Nouvelle de Cinématographie (S.N.C.)
  • Produzione Gianni Fuchs
  • Rapid-Film GmbH[1]
Distributed byGloria Film
Release date
  • 13 October 1965 (1965-10-13) (France)
Running time
102 minutes[1]
  • West Germany
  • France
  • Italy

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Hans Berthel and Johannes Ott.



The Pirates of the Mississippi was released in France on 13 October 1965.[3] It passed German censors on 15 October 1963 and was released to television in West Germany on 22 June 1969.[1]


  1. "Die Flußpiraten vom Mississippi". (in German). Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. Pitts p.251
  3. "Die Flusspiraten des Mississ". (in French). Retrieved 11 March 2018.


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