His Ramon is one of the most despicable and sadistic characters I've ever seen, therefore he's a joy to watch. Vadis was among the best actors (of the exported American body builders), rivaling Steve Reeves and all the others. He appeared comfortable on screen, as though he felt at home. His good looks and stunning body were nice to look at, yet he wasn't the least afraid of playing down his handsomeness by playing roles like this one.
He could play both good guys and bad, but somehow he seemed to prefer playing the bad guys, and it showed in his performances. I wish he had made more films than he did, especially in the bad guy roles, but what's done is done, and he tragically died of an overdose before he even reached his fifties. What a shame! The film is definitely not for the ladies, or for the squeamish. It's a mean-spirited, blood-thirsty look at the underbelly of the old west. Ramon doesn't have a decent bone in his body, and he would just as soon kill a woman as a man, totally without honor, or feelings for anyone other than himself. I love such movies, but others might find it way too dark and violent.
If you like dark, violent westerns, this is a must-see.