For other uses, see Otto (disambiguation).

Otto was a German soldier.


Otto was a soldier present at the Nazi camp excavating Tanis in 1936. He stood guard in front of the tent belonging to René Emile Belloq where Marion Ravenwood was being held captive, but was dismissed by Belloq at the suggestion of Ravenwood.

Behind the scenesEdit

The role of Otto was played by Christopher Frederick in Raiders of the Lost Ark. The character should not be confused with the Second Nazi, later named Otto, as played by Matthew Scurfield earlier in the film during the bar fight at The Raven.

The Complete Making of Indiana Jones misindentifies Dietrich as Otto in a photo of Steven Spielberg going through the tent scene with Ron Lacey (Toht), Wolf Kahler (Dietrich) and Anthony Higgins (Gobler).

Regarding the identity of the character of Otto in the film, Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo writes:

"We found a call sheet with Christopher Frederick for one day only -- a day of shooting inside Marion's tent. Because all the other characters in the call sheet are identified, we figure he is either the Arab servant that sets up Belloq's dinner, or the German soldier that pushes Marion into the tent, but there's currently no way to identify him beyond that."

The website however reveals Christopher Frederick's appearance, in an episode of BBC Plays, Caught on a Train as a German guard. Although the character of Otto is not clearly seen in the tent scene, Frederick's facial shape most closely resembles the German soldier rather than the Arab servant.[1]



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