Vengeance (1968 film)

Vengeance (Italian: Joko - Invoca Dio... e muori, German: Fünf blutige Stricke) is a 1968 Spaghetti Western film written and directed by Antonio Margheriti. It starred Richard Harrison, Mariangela Giordano and Luciano Pigozzi.

Directed byAntonio Margheriti
Produced byAlfred Leone
Written byAntonio Margheriti
StarringRichard Harrison
Claudio Camaso
Music byCarlo Savina
CinematographyRiccardo Pallottini
  • Super International Pictures S.l.P.
  • Top-Film Produktionsgesellschaft mbH[1]
Running time
98 minutes[1]
  • Italy
  • West Germany[1]




In a contemporary review, the Monthly Film Bulletin noted that Vengeance had a "strange and colourful Gothic flavour, marred only by a hero clearly turned out on the Italian assembly line of faceless Clint Eastwood substitutes."[2] The review also noted an "engagingly baroque villain" while "The plot, admittedly, allows Margheriti to do little but dress up proceedings and make the action as taut as possible;" The review concluded that "Margheriti's visual panache and ingenuity lift Vengeance out of the Italian Western rut and lend it a flavour more commonly associated with Bava or Freda."[2]


  1. "Fünf blutige Stricke". (in German). Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  2. "Vengeance "(Joko, Invoca Dio... e Muori)"". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 40 no. 468. British Film Institute. 1973. p. 252.
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