Winnetou and the Crossbreed

Winnetou and the Crossbreed (German: Winnetou und das Halbblut Apanatschi) is a 1966 West German Western film directed by Harald Philipp and starring Lex Barker, Pierre Brice, Götz George and Uschi Glas. It is part of the series of Karl May adaptations produced by Rialto Film during the decade. It was co-produced with Italy and Yugoslavia. The budget was an estimated three and a half million Deutschmarks.

Winnetou and the Crossbreed
Directed byHarald Philipp
Produced by
Written byFred Denger
Based onThemes from novels
by Karl May
Music byMartin Böttcher
CinematographyHeinz Hölscher
Edited byJutta Hering
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
19 August 1966
Running time
90 minutes
  • West Germany
  • Italy
  • Yugoslavia

This was the first in the series to not be based on a May novel, only on his characters. It was not a box office success, unlike previous releases which had been major hits. However, it did launch the career of Uschi Glas as an important actress.[1]

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin and on location in Croatia. The film's sets were designed by 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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