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Taste of Vengeance (1969)

I vigliacchi non pregano (original title)
A group of Northern vigilantes, roaming the post Civil War south, attack and kill the fiancee of war veteran Brian who is rescued by his friend, Daniel. The two, with brother Robert, set ... See full summary »


Mario Siciliano (as Marlon Sirko)


Eduardo Manzanos (story) (as Eduardo M. Brochero), Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) (as E. Castaldi) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gianni Garko ... Bryan Clarke (as John Garko)
Ivan Rassimov ... Daniel (as Sean Todd)
Elisa Montés ... Julie
Roberto Miali Roberto Miali ... Robert (as Jerry Wilson)
José Jaspe ... Phil, 'Filthy Bottom'
Maria Mizar Maria Mizar ... Saloon Owner
Manuel Galiana Manuel Galiana ... Blake jr.
Miguel del Castillo Miguel del Castillo ... Tom Blake sr.
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... William Douglas (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Luciano Pigozzi ... Bill Perkins (as Alan Collins)
Julio Peña ... John Murray
Lorenzo Robledo Lorenzo Robledo ... Bandit Leader
Dale Cummings Dale Cummings ... Fort City Captain (as Robert Cummings)
Marco Morelli Marco Morelli ... Felix Perkins
Gino Marturano Gino Marturano ... Vigilante Leader


A group of Northern vigilantes, roaming the post Civil War south, attack and kill the fiancee of war veteran Brian who is rescued by his friend, Daniel. The two, with brother Robert, set out to find the killers but Brian suffers from amnesia.

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Italy | Spain



Release Date:

22 September 1969 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowards Don't Pray See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Edited into Spaghetti Western Trailer Show (2007) See more »

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One of Garko's lesser westerns...
28 July 2007 | by heybhcSee all my reviews

Which is a shame, because this is a great-looking film. Some locations familiar to spaghetti western fans are revisited, the cast is full of familiar faces like Frank Brana and Lorenzo Robledo, and the always charismatic Garko leads the way as Bryan, a decent man crazed by the rape and murder of his wife by renegade Union deserters. No longer a believer in justice he turns against his rescuer, Daniel, the man who dragged him out of his burning house, and takes up a life of crime. Daniel, on the other hand, becomes a sheriff and vows to bring Bryan in. As they say, complications ensue. One of the problems with Taste of Vengeance is that Garko is just too good as the villain; you tend to like him more than Sean Todd (Ivan Rassimov), the good guy, who frankly is written a bit bland. Music is nothing to write home about, and some of the English dialog sounds stilted. Garko gets crazier and crazier and by the dramatic shoot out at the end I really didn't care too much how it ended up. One point; at the beginning Bryan takes a bullet to the stomach as his home is invaded. He passes out and when he wakes up, having been rescued by Daniel, his wound is miraculously healed, and never mentioned again. Sloppy film-making, but partially redeemed by a strikingly filmed ending. For SW enthusiasts only.

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