Thursday, May 3, 2018

Who Are Those Guys? ~ Amerigo Castrighella

Amerigo Castrighella is/was an Italian actor who was active in films from his first film appearance in 1964’s “The Masked Man Against the Pirates” until his final film appearance in 1975’s the “Mark of Zorro”. Like both of these titles Castrighella’s life is masked in unknowns. Most likely born in the late 1930s he appeared in over 40 films in his eleven year film career. Sometimes billed under the alias Custer Gail and Gastry Gay he was a supporting actor usually playing villainous gang members and henchmen. He was a member of the Demofilo Fidani stock company and appeared in 39 Euro-westerns. He joins the long list of reliable character actors that never got their due and have long been forgotten.

CASTRIGHELLA, Amerigo (aka Amerigo Castrichella, Custer Gail, Gastry Gay) [Italian] – film actor.
The Big Gundown – 1966 (Don Gomez Serrano henchman)
The Brute and the Beast – 1966 (Scott henchman)
The Golden Sheriff – 1966 (Vargas’ henchman)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – 1966 (onlooker at Tuco’s first hanging)
Ringo and His Golden Pistol – 1966 (Juanito henchman)
3 Graves for a Winchester – 1966 (Daniels’ henchman)
Cjamango – 1967 (El Tigre henchman)
Death Rides Along – 1967 (Talbot henchman)
Death Rides a Horse – 1967 (Cavanaugh henchman)
Don't Wait, Django... Shoot! – 1967 (Barrett)
Kill and Pray – 1967 (Breth brother)
The Last Killer – 1967 (Barrett henchman)
The Stranger Returns – 1967 (En Plein henchman)
Up the MacGregors – 1967 (townsman)
And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars – 1968
And Now… Make Your Peace With God – 1968 (John H. Corbett) [as Custer Gail]
And Then a Time for Killing – 1968 (Mulligan henchman)
God May Forgive You… I Won’t – 1968 (Dick Smart henchman)
A Hole in the Forehead – 1968 (Munguya henchman)
A Man Called Amen – 1968 (Buseba henchman)
The Stranger Who Made the Sign of the Cross – 1968 (Donovan henchman) [as Custer Gail]
4 Came to Kill Sartana  - 1969 (Pete) [as Custer Gail]
Sartana and His Shadow of Death – 1969 (Randall henchman)
Quintana: Dead or Alive – 1969 (soldier)
Django and Sartana Are Coming... It's the End - 1970- (Deputy Sheriff) [as Custer Gail]
Stranger That Kneels Beside the Shadow of a Corpse – 1970 (Medina henchman) [as Custer Gail]
Adios Compañeros – 1971 (Lukas) [as Custer Gail]
A Coffin Full of Dollars – 1971 (Wells) [as Custer Gail]
Down with Your Hands... You Scum! – 1971 (saloon patron)
A Hero Called Allegria – 1971 (Steve henchman) [as Custer Gail]
His Name Was Sam Walbash, But They Call Him Amen – 1971 (Sturges) [as Custer Gail]
Pistol Packin' Preacher – 1971 (Albert) [as Amerigo Castrichella]
Anything for a Friend – 1972 (Thomas/Tom) [as Custer Gail]
A Bounty Killer for Trinity – 1972 (Navajero henchman)
Go Away! Trinity Has Arrived in Eldorado – 1972 (Ringo) [as Custer Gail]
His Colt, Himself, His Revenge – 1972 (Cain) [as Gastry Gay]
Behold the Strange, Stimulating Smell of Dollars – 1973
Colt in the Hand of the Devil – 1973 (poker player)
Who’s Afraid of Zorro – 1975 (executioner) [as Amerigo Castrichella]

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