The Pyramid of the Sun God

The Pyramid of the Sun God (German: Die Pyramide des Sonnengottes is a 1965 West German and Italian western film adventure directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Lex Barker, Gérard Barray and Michèle Girardon. It is based on a book by Karl May, and was part of a boom of Karl May adaptations during the decade.[1] It follows on from The Treasure of the Aztecs, also directed by Siodmak and featuring the same cast.

The Pyramid of the Sun God
Directed byRobert Siodmak
Produced byArtur Brauner
Götz Dieter Wulf
Written byKarl May (novel)
Ladislas Fodor
Georg Marischka
Robert A. Stemmle
StarringLex Barker
Gérard Barray
Michèle Girardon
Music byErwin Halletz
CinematographySiegfried Hold
Edited byWalter Wischniewsky
CCC Film
Avala Film
Franco London Films
Distributed byGloria Film
Release date
17 April 1965
Running time
102 minutes
West Germany

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Veljko Despotovic and Hertha Hareiter and Otto Pischinger.


See also


  1. Bergfelder p.188


  • Bergfelder, Tim. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. Berghahn Books, 2005.
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