Once again, enigmatic western drifter Sartana manages to merge gold with blood.
Sartana, bounty hunter and gunfighter, witnesses the robbery of a shipment of gold. He finds his way into town where he meets with a lot of suspicious stares from the locals. He also meets with Samuel Spencer, who seems to own the company in this company town. The gold shipments are being stolen, so Spencer agrees to hire Sartana to protect the next gold shipment. Numerous dull-witted villains make attempts on Sartana’s life, but he survives. Eventually, Sartana’s nemesis Sabbath (he of the white coat and parasol) rides into town. With a showdown inevitable, Sartana and Sabbath square off to settle the score.
“Director Carnimeo had always supported a more parodist approach to the Sartanas. His plans were always obstructed by original star Gianni Garko, who felt the daring mix of comedy and extreme violence would only work tongue-in-cheek, and would become ridiculous if too farcical. On this fifth movie, Carnimeo discovered new star George Hilton fit his ideas better As a result, the movie shows a strong tendency towards the absurd. A good example: the opening scene with Sartana preventing an explosion by throwing his canteen above the burning fuse and shooting a hole in it so the water can extinguish the flame! Note also that he was at least 30 yards away from the incident.” - The Spaghetti Western Database