GenreAction, Adventure, Western Music directorMartin Bottcher CountryWest Germany
Release date1965 WriterKarl May (novel), J. Joachim Bartsch (screenplay), Harald G. Petersson (screenplay) Initial releaseOctober 15, 1965 (West Germany) CastLex Barker (Old Shatterhand), Pierre Brice (Winnetou), Sophie Hardy (Ann), Rik Battaglia (Rollins), Ralf Wolter (Sam Hawkens), Carl Lange (Gouverneur) Similar moviesGeronimo: An American Legend, Apache Gold, Treasure of Silver Lake, Ulzana's Raid, Last of the Renegades, Hondo
Winnetou – 3. Teil is a 1965 West German film directed by Harald Reinl.
After the Civil War, desperadoes led by a renegade named Rollins, following the settlers moving westward, try to drive a wedge in the friendship between the whites and the Indians. Apache chief Winnetou and his frontier friend, Old Shatterhand, do what they can to keep the peace. Rollins' henchmen try to keep Winnetou away from the warring Jicarillos' chief, White Buffalo, but he fights his way through, only to be confronted by Rollins carrying the chief's son, stabbed in the chest with Winnetou's knife. Winnetou is accused of the killing. It is up to Old Shatterhand to save his friend.