Friday, July 13, 2012


Die Goldsucher von Arkansas – German title
Alla conquista dell’Arkansas – Italian title
Les chercheurs d'or de l'arkansas – French title
Zlatokopové z Arkansasu – Czechoslovakian title
Kullanetsijät Arkansasista – Finnish title
Kataktitai tou Arkansas – Greek title
Sangre en la pradera – Spanish title
Los forajidos de Arkansas – Spanish title
Guldsökarna från Arkansas – Swedish title
Conquerors of Arkansas – U.K. title
Massacre at Marble City – English title

A 1964 West German, Italian, French co-production [Constantin Film Produktion GmbH, Rapid Film (Munich), Metheus Film (Rome), Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie (Paris)]
Producers: Mario Siciliano, Wolf C. Hartwig
Director: Paul Martin
Story: “Die Regulatoren von Arkansas” by Friedrich Gerstäcker
Screenplay: Hans Billian, Alex Berg (Herbert Reinecker), Werner P. Zibaso (Gustav Zibaso)
Dialogue: Nino Scolaro (Giovanni Scolaro) [Italian dialogue]
Cinematography: Jan Stallich [Eastmancolor, Ultravision]
Music: Francesco DeMasi, Heinz Gietz
Song: “Viel Gold und keine Freund” sung by Ralf Paulsen
Song: “Non sparate sul cantante” sung by ?
Running time: 105 minutes

Phil Stone – Brad Harris (Bradford Harris)
Matt Ellis – Mario Adorf
Dan McCormick – Horst Frank
Tim Fletcher – Ralf Wolter
Mrs. Brendel – Marianne Hoppe
Pastor Benson – Dieter Borsche (Albert Rollomann)
Erik Brendel – Thomas Adler (Anton Straßmair)
Fishbury – Joseph Egger (Josef Egger)
Jane Brendel – Dorothy Parker (Dorothee Glöcklen)
Mary Bendel – Olly Schoberová (Olga Schoberová)
Jim Donovan – Philippe Lemaire
Ilona – Fulvia Franco
Chief Burning Arrow – Jan Divis
Sheriff Anderson – Jaroslav Rozsíval
Fielding – Serge Marquand
Foster Julian Verdier
Lopez – Anthony Steel
Big Wolf – Wojo Govedarizu (Vojislav Govedarica)
Mescalero - Voyo Goric
Lopez - Carrol Brown (Bruno Carotenuto)

At Marble City an Indian pays for whiskey with nuggets of gold. Immediately the news spreads and a gold rush ensues which becomes a powder keg overnight. A daring trek of gold-seeking settlers and desperadoes form a large caravan to the area. Also included is Father Benson, always concerned for the salvation of his companions. When he is murdered and then another murder occurs the suspicion falls on a group of bandits who accompany the trek. Matt Ellis, playing saloon owner and boss of the gang, invites everyone to the opening of his new establishment. Shortly thereafter the sheriff's house is blown-up with a box of dynamite. Meanwhile, the Indians have are now on the warpath and try to fight off the invaders.


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