Treasure of the Silver Lake

The Treasure of the Silver Lake (German: Der Schatz im Silbersee) is a 1962 German western film directed by Harald Reinl. It is very loosely based on Karl May's novel of the same name. It was shot in Yugoslavia and was the first on a highly successful film series by Rialto Film.

The Treasure of the Silver Lake
Directed byHarald Reinl
Produced byHorst Wendlandt
Written by
Music byMartin Böttcher
CinematographyErnst W. Kalinke
Distributed by
Release date
  • 14 December 1962 (1962-12-14) (West Germany)
  • 1 November 1965 (1965-11-01) (United States)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryWest Germany


Fred Engel's father is murdered by Colonel Brinkley in order to acquire a treasure map, however the Colonel only acquires half of it, the other half as held by Mrs. Butler. Discovering the scene of the crime, Old Shatterhand and Winnetou help Fred bring his father's murderer to justice and locate the treasure of Silver Lake.


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