Osceola - Die rechte Hand der Vergeltung (Osceola - The Right Hand of Vengeance)
1971, color, 100 min., Feature/Western
Director: Konrad Petzold
Script: Günther Karl, Walter Püschel
Camera: Hans Heinrich
Music: Wilhelm Neef
Mitic, Horst Schulze, Jurie Darie, Karin Ugowski, Karin Bús,
Aubrey Pankey, Gerhard Rachold, Werner Kanitz, William Aniche, etc.
DVD, no subtitles: renting
Florida, 1830 – Of all eastern Native American tribes, only the
Seminoles have resisted being moved to reservations. Having retreated
to Florida, they live a simple horticultural life. But white plantation
owners, angry at the increasing numbers of black slaves fleeing to
Seminole protection, want to take their land. Plantation owner Raynes,
in particular, has convinced the military to wipe out the Seminoles.
His rival Moore, a sawmill owner from the North who has a Seminole
wife, is against slavery and considers it unprofitable. Chief Osceola
sees the coming danger; he tries to avoid provoking the whites, but
cannot prevent the war that breaks out in 1835. Osceola was primarily
filmed in Cuba and Bulgaria.