The Valley of Death (film)

The Valley of Death or Winnetou and Shatterhand in the Valley of Death (German: Winnetou und Shatterhand im Tal der Toten) is a 1968 western film directed by Harald Reinl and starring Lex Barker, Pierre Brice and Rik Battaglia. It was the last in a series of films based on Karl May novels. These had previously enjoyed major commercial success, although this film's box office returns were disappointing. It was effectively a remake of an earlier film in the series Treasure of the Silver Lake.[1]

The Valley of Death
Directed byHarald Reinl
Produced by
Written by
Music byMartin Böttcher
CinematographyErnst W. Kalinke
Edited byHermann Haller
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
12 December 1968
Running time
89 minutes
  • West Germany
  • Italy
  • Yugoslavia

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin and on location in Yugoslavia. The film's sets were designed by the art director Vladimir Tadej.



  1. Bergfelder p.189


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