The Treasure of the Aztecs

The Treasure of the Aztecs (German: Der Schatz der Azteken) is a 1965 western adventure film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Lex Barker, Gérard Barray and Michèle Girardon. It was made as a co-production between France, Italy and West Germany. It was based on a novel by Karl May, part of a boom in adaptations of the author's works during the decade.[1] It was followed by a second part The Pyramid of the Sun God.

The Treasure of the Aztecs
Directed byRobert Siodmak
Produced byArtur Brauner
Götz Dieter Wulf
Written byKarl May (novel)
Ladislas Fodor
Robert A. Stemmle
Georg Marischka
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
4 March 1965
Running time
101 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin and on location in Barcelona and Yugoslavia. The film'sets were designed by the art directors Hertha Hareiter and Otto Pischinger. It was made in Eastmancolor.


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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