Tödlicher Irrtum

Tödlicher Irrtum

DDR 1970, Spielfilm

Inhalt


At the end of the 19th century, the Wyoming Oil Company is drilling for oil near Windriver City at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. General agent Mike Allison promises to give the Indians a share of the oil deposit as the drilling is done in the Indian′s reservation. But Allison betrays is partners – not only the Indians but also his fellow white men – and stops at nothing to realize his own plans. Thus, five Indian chiefs who had gotten shares of the oil company for life die under mysterious circumstances. Then, Shave Head, the young chief of the Shoshone tribe asks his brother Chris Howard, a half-caste, for help. Chris becomes a deputy sheriff and tries to track down the murderers as well as investigate the dark deeds of the oil company. At the same time, a commission of inquiry is on their way to the reservation that had been called in by the engineer Lee Garrett. Allison tries everything to fight off the investigation, sets up intrigues, and even sets the oil camp on fire in the end. He slanders the Indians to undermine their credibility with the commision. Although the Indians try to fight off the wrong allegations they cannot assert their right against the Wyoming Oil Company. Many people die in the course of the events, including Chris.

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Credits

Director:Konrad Petzold
Screenplay:Günter Karl, Rolf Römer
Director of photography:Eberhard Borkmann
Editing:Thea Richter
Music:Wilhelm Neef
  
Cast: 
Gojko MitićShave Head
Armin Mueller-StahlChris Howard
Annekathrin BürgerCaroline
Krystyna MikolajewskaJessebee
Kati BusWhite Leaf
Rolf HoppeAllison
Hannjo HasseLee Garrett
Bruno O'YaHank Jackson
Gerry WolffBen
Bruno CarstensMcLaurin
Stefan LisewskiTen Eyck
Rolf LudwigKid Kearny
Hans KleringMitch Chandler
Ricardo BlancoKleiner Adler
Slobodan VelimirovicBlack Tomahawk
Bodo SchmidtBill Kane
Marquard GrundigDoktor
Sepp KloseScott
Horst KubeClifford
Werner RöwekampElmar Guiness
Rudolf NappBurness
Wilhelm Koch-HoogeReynold
Alfred LuxSchreiber
Ferdinand WojcikHawk-Mann
Dorde PopovicSchwarzfels
Hartmut BeerParker
Nico TuroffKutschenhändler
Ingrid FöhrSaloon-Mädchen
Hildegard FrieseFrau
Günter Berger1. Mann
Harald Moszdorf2. Mann
Konrad Petzold3. Mann
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg)

All Credits

Director:Konrad Petzold
Assistant director:Bodo Schmidt
Screenplay:Günter Karl, Rolf Römer
Script editor:Dr. Hans-Joachim Wallstein
Director of photography:Eberhard Borkmann
Still photography:Klaus Groch, Horst Blümel
Production design:Marlene Maria Willmann, Heinz Röske (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Lothar Stäglich, Rosemarie Stäglich
Costume design:Günther Heidemann
Editing:Thea Richter
Sound:Peter Dienst, Georg Gutschmidt
Music:Wilhelm Neef
  
Cast: 
Gojko MitićShave Head
Armin Mueller-StahlChris Howard
Annekathrin BürgerCaroline
Krystyna MikolajewskaJessebee
Kati BusWhite Leaf
Rolf HoppeAllison
Hannjo HasseLee Garrett
Bruno O'YaHank Jackson
Gerry WolffBen
Bruno CarstensMcLaurin
Stefan LisewskiTen Eyck
Rolf LudwigKid Kearny
Hans KleringMitch Chandler
Ricardo BlancoKleiner Adler
Slobodan VelimirovicBlack Tomahawk
Bodo SchmidtBill Kane
Marquard GrundigDoktor
Sepp KloseScott
Horst KubeClifford
Werner RöwekampElmar Guiness
Rudolf NappBurness
Wilhelm Koch-HoogeReynold
Alfred LuxSchreiber
Ferdinand WojcikHawk-Mann
Dorde PopovicSchwarzfels
Hartmut BeerParker
Nico TuroffKutschenhändler
Ingrid FöhrSaloon-Mädchen
Hildegard FrieseFrau
Günter Berger1. Mann
Harald Moszdorf2. Mann
Konrad Petzold3. Mann
  
dubbed by:Gerhard Paul (Shave Head), Gisela Büttner (Jessebee), Karin Reif (White Leaf), Eberhard Mellies (Hank Jackson), Helmut Schellhardt (Black Tomahawk), Norbert Christian (Bull Head), Ernst Meincke (Kleiner Adler)
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Unit production manager:Bernd Gerwien
Location manager:Manfred Peetz
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2823 m, 103 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,25
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 27.06.1970, Erfurt, Thüringenhalle

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Tödlicher Irrtum

Versions

Original

Length:2823 m, 103 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,25
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 27.06.1970, Erfurt, Thüringenhalle