Spirito santo e le cinque magnifiche canaglie

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Spirito Santo e le 5 magnifiche canaglie (Italy 1972 / Director: Roberto Mauri)

Also known as

Holy Ghost and the Five Magnificent Scoundrels | Gunmen and the Holy Ghost | Les 5 Brigands de l’Ouest (France) | Espírito Santo e os 5 Magníficos Canalhas (Brazil) | 5 Magníficos Canalhas (Brazil)
Gunmen and the Holy Ghost movie poster


The authorities of Springfield ask Spirito Santo/Holy Ghost, which in turn will require the help of Diego of Habsburg and his colourful gang, to eliminate the threat constituted by an elusive masked bandit - and arms dealer - known as Solitario.


  • Cast (Italian): Vassili Karis (Spirito Santo / Holy Ghost), Remo Capitani [as Ray O'Connor] (Diego of Habsburg), Maria Francesca Pomentale [as Daria Norman] (Elizabeth), Giovanni Cianfriglia [as Ken Wood] (Calogero 'Il Garibaldino'), Aldo Berti (Caccola), Lincoln Tate (Powers), Angela Bo (Consuelo), Salvatore Billa (Turiddu), Giacomo De Michelis (Carmelo), Fortunato Arena (killer), Spartaco Battisti (Mexican General), Claudia Bianchi, Vittorio Fanfoni, Tom Felleghy (Colonel), Paolo Magalotti (killer playing the harmonica), Gilberto Galimberti ('The Priest'), Malfisa Macelloni, Riccardo Petrazzi [as Riccardo Pedrazzi] ('The Pirate'), Lorenzo Piani (dying soldier), Michele Santini, Josiane Tanzilli (girl in confessional)
  • Uncredited actors: Salvatore Baccaro (goatherd), Mauro Mannatrizio (Mexican sergeant), Roberto Danesi (deputy), Adriana Bruno (Springfield resident)
  • Director: Roberto Mauri
  • Story: Roberto Mauri
  • Screenplay: Roberto Mauri
  • Cinematography: Tonino Maccoppi [Telecolor, widescreen]
  • Music: Carlo Savina
  • Producer: Franco Vitolo



Versions and runtimes

  • Runtime: 92 min

Release Dates

  • October 29, 1972 (Italy)

Filming locations

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