Monday, April 1, 2013



Bada alla tua pelle Spirito Santo – Italian title
Le magnifiche canaglie West - Italian title
Return of the Holy Ghost – English title

A 1972 Italian production [CEPA Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: Franco Vitolo
Director: Robert Johnson (Roberto Mauri)
Story: Roberto Mauri
Screenplay: Roberto Mauri
Cinematography: Pino Pinori (Giuseppe Pinori) [Eastmancolor, CinemaScope]
Music: Carlo Savina
Running time: 92 minutes

Lieutenant Albert Donovan/Spirito Santo/Holy Ghost – Vassili Karis (Vassil Karamesinis)
False Colonel John Mills – Craig Hill (Craig Fowler)
Diego D’Asburg – Ray O’Connor (Remo Capitani)
Elizabeth/Suomi – Daria Norman (Maria Francesca Pomentale)
Banker – José Torres (José Medina)
‘Il Garibaldino’ – Ken Wood (Giovanni Cianfriglia)
‘Morgan the Pirate’ – Augusto Funari
‘The Priest’ – Omero Capanna
Little Thomas – Gaddo Gelli
Caccola – Aldo Berti
Margaret – Lilian Tyrel
Sergeant Carmelo – Salvatore Billa
Colonel John Mills – Tom Felleghy (Tamás Fellegi)
Suomi’s father – Fortunato Arena
Elizabeth/Suomi’s mother – Lina Franchi
Commandant - Attilio Pelegatti
With: Vittorio Fanfoni, Lorenzo Piani, Mafisa Macelloni

Lieutenant Albert Donovan’s handicapped brother, has married the girl he, Spirito Santo, is in love with. Donovan’s earned the nickname Spirito Santo because he always seems to be in the right place at the right time and stands up for justice in an evil and corrupt world. A gang, led by a bandit named Diego of Habsburg, continually robs the gold shipments departing from Fort Phoenix. Lieutenant Donovan is asked to investigate the case and discovers that the bandits grow more frustrated with each robbery because the ingots are replaced by fakes. Diego thinks a treacherous sergeant is behind all of this, but Spirito Santo reckons the affair might be more complicated. Also in suspicion are also cast upon his own commanding officer and a banker


  1. Ray O'Connor is Remo Capitani, nor Renato Chiantoni.

  2. Correction noted and changed. Thanks Fatman.