Chingachgook, die grosse Schlange

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Chingachgook – Die große Schlange (East Germany 1967 / Director: Richard Groschopp)

  • Runtime: 91 min
  • Release Date: 25.6.1967

Also known as

Chingachgook: The Great Snake | Der Wildtöter (Germany) | Chingachgook, la gran serpiente (Spain) | Velika Zmija (Croatia) | Wielki wąż Chingachgook (Poland)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Gojko Mitic (Chingachgook), Rolf Römer (Deerslayer), Helmut Schreiber (Old Tom Hutter), Jürgen Frohriep (Harry Hurry), Lilo Grahn (Judith Hutter), Andrea Drahota (Wahtawa), Johannes Knittel (Split Oak), Adolf Peter Hoffmann (Delaware chief), Heinz Klevenow (Arrowhead), Milan Jablonsky (Quick Elk), Horst Preusker (Captain Warley), Rudolf Ulrich (English corporal), Karl Zugowski (Thornton), Hans-Joachim Stelzer (watchman), Karl Sturm (English orderly), Hermann Gall (herald), Leopoldine Kuhring (girl on watch), Hans Hermann (fighter), Günter Schaumburg (Red Buffalo), Günter Dornag (rider), Hans-Peter Pieper (chief of the elders)
  • Story: “The Deerslayer” by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Screenplay: Wolfgang Ebeling, Richard Groschopp
  • Cinematography: Otto Hanisch [ORWO-color, Totalvision]
  • Music: Wilhelm Neef
  • Songs: “Der große Strom”, “Dazwischen”, sung by Gerry Wolff
  • Producer: Robert Kreis


It is 1740 and the English and French colonial forces are waging war against each other in their struggle to take control of North America. Both powers take advantage of existing tribal rivalries and enlist local tribes, the Delawares and Hurons, on either side of their conflict. Chingachgook, the last of the Mohicans, is now living among the Delaware and is granted the hand of the chief’s daughter after saving the old man’s life. His marriage is postponed however, when his betrothed is kidnapped by the Huron and Chingachgook sets out to recapture her with the assistance of his white friend, Deerslayer. This rescue is complicated by the interference of white settlers out to make money by collecting Huron scalps and ultimately Chingachgook must unite the tribes against their common enemy, the white man.


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