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Chingachgook, The Great Snake

OT: Chingachgook, die große Schlange

Richard Groschopp // 1967
Fiction Feature // FF2014



The East coast of the USA, 1740: English troops are trying to snatch the colonies held by the French and involve the local Indians in the conflict. When the daughter of a chief is kidnapped by another tribe, Chingachgook (Gojko Mitić) and his friend Wildtöter [Deerslayer] set out on a dangerous mission to free her. Above all, he wants to convince his fellow Indians of one thing: that the war of the whites is not their war. The film is the equivalent to the popular West German series of Karl May films and is based on a story from the Leatherstocking Tales of James Fenimore Cooper, which enjoyed huge popularity in the 1950s in the GDR. The film versions starring Gojko Mitić were also extremely successful.



Chingachgook, die große Schlange

Fiction Feature


DDR Deluxe//FF2014


91 min


Richard Groschopp

Wolfgang Ebeling, Richard Groschopp (frei nach dem Buch

Gojko Mitic, Rolf Römer, Lilo Grahn, Helmut Schreiber, Jürgen Frohriep

Otto Hanisch

Helga Krause

Wilhelm Neef

Paul Lehmann


Deutsche Kinemathek

Deutsche Kinemathek, DEFA Film Library (USA)

DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme

Deutsche Kinemathek, Konstanze Schiller

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