Priest turned vigilante Father John (Van Cleef) hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Palance), who killed a man in a local bar. On the gang's return to the town, they kill the priest, leaving a young parishioner Johnny behind. He now seeks revenge for the death of the holy man. Written by
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When Sam Clayton finds out Johnny is his son, he runs around the parlor shouting "I gotta son." he specifically says it to Zeke Clayton who is played by Palance's son in real life, Cody Palance. See more
When Johnny plays horseshoes he leaves his throw short. He walks up to the shoe and kicks it onto the stake. There is a second shoe to the left and short of the stake. Father John arrives and admonishes Johnny for cheating and throws a shoe himself getting a ringer. However, the other two shoes are no longer in the picture. See more
Mine is the vengeance, sayeth the lord.