Saturday, May 5, 2012


Les terreurs de l’Ouest – French title
I magnifici brutos del West – Italian title
Los brutos en el Oeste – Spanish title
Badmen of the West – English title
The Magnificent Brutes of the West – English title

A 1964 Italian, Spanish, French co-production [A. Mancori, Metheus Film (Rome), International Films Espanola S.A. (Madrid), Cineurop (Paris)]
Producers: Mario Siciliano, Alvaro Mancori, Anna Maria Chretien, Emiliano Piedra
Director: Fred Wilson (Marino Girolami)
Story: Mathias MacDonald (Tito Carpi), Fred Wilson (Mariano Girolami)
Screenplay: Mathias MacDonald (Tito Carpi), Fred Wilson (Mariano Girolami)
Cinematography: Al World (Alvaro Mancori) [Eastmancolor, Dyaliscope]
Music: Frank Mason (Francesco DeMasi)
Running time: 98 minutes

I Brutos – Nat Pioppi (Alfonso Pioppi), Aldo Maccione, Gianni Zullo (Ervigio Zullo), Elio Piatti
Fifth Bruto – Ettore Bruno
Sheriff Gary Smith – J.R. Stuart (Giacomo Rossi Stuart)
Tom Jackson – Darry Cowl (Andre Darricau)
Lucy – Emma Penella
Philip – Alfredo Mayo (Alfredo Martinez)
With: Jim Bathlor (Eugenio Galadini), Kirk Bert (Alberto Ceverini), Carol Brown (Carla Calò), Dori Clary, Erna Lind, Julio Peña (Julio Muñoz) , Julian Piaget, David Dimple, Paul Olho, Piero Ceccarelli, George Steele, Eugenio Galadini, Giovanni Pazzafini, Emilio Messina, Roberto Messina, Julian Piaget (Pasquale Fasciano)

I Quatro Brutos, consisting of Artie, Lee, Johnny and Pep have inherited a funeral home in Fresno. They arrive in town during a fierce gun battle. Thinking that it's a celebration honoring their arrival, they also begin shooting their guns into the air. But, as luck would have it, the 4 inadvertently kill all the bad guys. Their first customer wants them transport a coffin carrying a relative to remote location. In reality it is a fake and the coffin contains a treasure. During the trip the four are attacked and captured by the Indians, the chief of the tribe intends to give them as husbands his four ugly daughters. After many adventures, the Brutos foil the plan of to smuggle the treasure and return to town laden with glory, but they cannot escape their fate with the four Indian and end up marrying the maidens.


  1. Biltmore: One of the Brutes didn't appear in a title role.

  2. Ettore Bruno was the fifth Bruto but appeared separately in the credits.