7 February 2018 | marthahunter
Entertaining Early Sauerkraut Western
This colorful Euro Western features features the debut of Brad Harris, Frank Horst, Don Vadis, and Tony Kendall into this genre! Horst plays the cold calculating Captain Kelley who masterminds pirating river boats and instigates Indian attacks. An unfamiliar leading man (Hansjorg Felmy) plays the new sheriff of the Mississippi River town of Helena. He teams up with peplum/SW star Brad Harris (playing the rugged Tom Quinthy). In this film, as well as "Black Eagle of Santa Fe", Tony Kendall plays the Winnetou type character of Black Eagle.
There is plenty of well staged action scenes, good cinematography, two different femme fetales, and an impressive Indian attack on a cavalry guarded river boat. In addition, there is an effective night scene with one of the outlaws being lured into a quicksand laden swamp. Euro western fans should enjoy this well above average, early effort.