The Deerslayer and Chingachgook

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The Deerslayer and Chingachgook
Directed by Arthur Wellin
Produced by Arthur Wellin
Written by James Fenimore Cooper (novel)
Robert Heymann
Starring Béla Lugosi
Cinematography Ernest Plhak
Release date
  • 14 September 1920 (1920-09-14)
Country Weimar Republic
Language Silent

The Deerslayer and Chingachgook (German: Der Wildtöter und Chingachgook) is the feature-length first part of the two-part 1920 German adventure film Lederstrumpf (Leatherstocking), directed by Arthur Wellin and featuring Béla Lugosi. It is based on the novel The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper. The second part was The Last of the Mohicans (Der Letzte der Mohikaner).

Preservation status[edit]

Believed to be a lost film for many years, a print of Lederstrumpf, in its heavily edited US release version titled The Deerslayer, was eventually discovered, and became available on DVD in the 1990s.


  • Emil Mamelok as Deerslayer
  • Herta Heden as Judith Hutter
  • Béla Lugosi as Chingachgook
  • Gottfried Kraus as Tom Hutter
  • Edward Eyseneck as Worley
  • Margot Sokolowska as Wah-ta-Wah
  • Frau Rehberger as Judith Hutter
  • Willy Schroeder as Hartherz
  • Herr Söhnlein as Col. Munro
  • Heddy Sven as Cora Munro
  • Frau Wenkhaus as Alice Munro

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