The Shoot (1964 film)

The Shoot (German: Der Schut) is a 1964 adventure film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Lex Barker, Marie Versini and Ralf Wolter.[1] It was made as a co-production between West Germany, France, Italy and Yugoslavia. It is based on the 1892 novel of the same title by Karl May, and was part of a cycle of adaptations of his work started by Rialto Film's series of western films. It was a commercial success, benefiting from the presence of Barker and Versini who were stars of Rialto's series.[2]

The Shoot
Directed byRobert Siodmak
Produced byArtur Brauner
Götz Dieter Wulf
Heinz Willeg
Written byKarl May (novel)
Georg Marischka
Robert Siodmak
StarringLex Barker
Marie Versini
Ralf Wolter
Music byMartin Böttcher
CinematographyAleksandar Sekulovic
Edited byUrsula Kahlbaum
CCC Film
Serena Film
Criterion Film
Avala Film
Hoche Productions
Regina Film
Distributed byGloria Film
Release date
20 August 1964
Running time
118 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Tempelhof and Spandau Studios in Berlin and on location in Kosovo and Montenegro then part of Yugoslavia. The film's sets were designed by the art director Dragoljub Ivkov. It was shot in Eastmancolor.


In the Balkans, then part of the Ottoman Empire, two travellers assist in the battle against a notorious bandit who has kidnapped a French engineer.



  1. Bergfelder p.188
  2. Bergfelder p.188


  • Bergfelder, Tim. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. Berghahn Books, 2005.
  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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