Carlos (film)

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Directed by Hans W. Geißendörfer
Produced by Ernst Liesenhoff
Hellmut Haffner
Günther Witte
Screenplay by Hans W. Geißendörfer
Bernd Fiedler
Based on Don Carlos
by Friedrich Schiller
Starring Gottfried John
Anna Karina
Music by Ernst Brandner
Cinematography Robby Müller
Edited by Wolfgang Hedinger
Iduna Film
Release date
  • 23 November 1971 (1971-11-23)
Running time
107 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

Carlos is a 1971 West German Western television film, which has transplanted the story of Friedrich Schiller's play Don Carlos from 16th century Spain to a 1915 American Western style environment. According to some the setting should be somewhere in southern Europe,[1][2] while others claim it is somewhere in the southwestern United States.[3][4] Due to complicated contracts and shooting problems, it never had the theatrical release that was intended, and was instead shown on German TV.

It was directed by Hans W. Geißendörfer, who also wrote the screenplay, and stars Gottfried John and Anna Karina.

The film was shot in Eilat in Israel, with several Israelis participating in smaller roles and as extras.



  1. ^ Westerns all'Italiana: Carlos (TV film) Linked 20 October 2012
  2. ^ Zweitausendeins Movie Encyclopedia: Carlos Google English machine translation linked 20 October 2012
  3. ^ The Spaghetti Western Database: Carlos Linked 20 October 2012
  4. ^ Zeit Online: Schiller als Italo-Western Linked 20 October 2012

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