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His Name Was Holy Ghost (1972)

Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... Parola di Spirito Santo (original title)
Gianni Garko returns as the Holy Ghost, a supernatural gunfighter dressed in white and with a dove sitting on his shoulder.

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(as Anthony Ascott)

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Credited cast:
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Spirito Santo / Holy Ghost
Víctor Israel ...
Priest
Poldo Bendandi ...
Gen. Ubarte
Cris Huerta ...
Carezza
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Don Firmino (as Jorge Rigaud)
Pilar Velázquez ...
Juana
Paolo Gozlino ...
Samuel Crow (as Paul Stevens)
Nello Pazzafini ...
Colonel
Fortunato Arena ...
Matadodos
Aldo Barberito ...
Brother John
Carlo Gaddi ...
Fiesta
Franco Pesce ...
Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monica Altomonte
Salvatore Baccaro ...
Spirito Santo's Men
Federico Boido ...
Vern Crohn (as Rick Boyd)
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Gianni Garko returns as the Holy Ghost, a supernatural gunfighter dressed in white and with a dove sitting on his shoulder.

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Comedy | Western

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30 March 1972 (Italy)  »

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Entertaining Spaghetti/Paella western co-produced by Italy/Spain that packs action , thrills , explosions and laughs
9 February 2016 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

This exciting picture displays Western noisy action , gun-play , fun situations and bits of humor. The film gets the comic remarks from Western parody united the features of typical Spaghetti . Offbeat Western comedy with a hero named Spirito Santo / Holy Ghost / Hawk / or Falcon who looks exactly like Sartana . ¨His name was Holy ghost¨ is an amusing SW with lots of mayhem , crossfire and funny incidents ; however , being slightly mediocre . This time the new hero is named Holy Ghost (John Garco) dressed in white (though Sartana is dressed in black) , he is a tidy and rapid gunfighter to face off a powerful tyrant . At the beginning he wins a mine in a poker game . However , the scroll is damaged and the only person who knows the location is in prison and locked in Morelos (Mexico) by the ruthless general Ubarte (Poldo Bendandi) . ¨Holy Ghost¨ join forces with a beautiful Mexican revolutionary (Pilar Velazquez) , her likable father (Jorge Rigaud) and a chubby swindler boxer (Chris Huerta) to overthrow the ominous ruler who enslaves the poor countrymen . The resourceful , elegant hero , freelance gunman , named Spirito Santo appears to chase nasty gunfighters and to dethrone the heinous leader , as well as to find his golden mine . The confrontation will be inevitable between the cruel despot , a villainous murderous gunslinger (Paolo Gozlino) and , of course , Holy Ghost.

This first movie on ¨Holy Ghost¨ character starred by Gianni Garco is plenty of action , shootouts, tongue-in-cheek , double-crosses , twists and loads of shots . The movie is running out of ideas a bit ; nevertheless , it is still good enough to be fun . ¨Holy Ghost¨ is another hero of second class in the S.W. genre as Sabata (Lee Van Cleef) , Sartana (Gianni Garco who continues his similar role again) or Cuchillo (Tomas Milian) . ¨Holy Ghost¨ character bears remarkable resemblance to Sartana . Spirito Santo is a two-fisted and tough gunfighter with technical weaponry (like a Western James Bond) and a lot of tricks similarly to previous Sabata . This bewildering picture gets the humorous remarks from Western parody combined to features of Spaghetti . The movie gets the usual Italian Western issues , such as greedy antiheroes , violent facing off , quick zooms , exaggerated baddies , among them . It appears ordinary secondary actors who are habitual in Italian Western and Peplum genre , such as : Nello Pazzafini , Franco Pesce , Carlo Gaddi , Goffredo Unger , and Rick Boyd . Being a Spanish/Italian co-production , it shows up several Spaniard players as Chris Huerta , Jorge Rigaud , Cesar Ojinaga and Victor Israel .

Enjoyable musical score by Bruno Nicolai , Ennio Morricone's usual collaborator , full of guttural sounds and whistles . Atmospheric cinematography by the good cameraman Miguel Mila and adequate set decoration by regulars , Jaime Pérez Cubero and José Luis Galicia . The picture was middlingly directed by Giuliano Carmineo or Anthony Scott , who directed Westerns with Spaghetti-hero named Sartana , usually played by Gianni Garco in the title role . Giuliano Carmineo , alias Anthony Ascott, directed various Sartana with George Hilton who replaces Gianni Garco , as Hilton played more natural and roguish than Garco who was cold and peculiar . Giuliano Carmineo realized several Spaghettis , most of them featuring mainly the same cast again , such as "Di Tresette Ce N'è Uno, Tutti Gli Altri son Nessuno" ,"Lo Chiamavano Tresette... Giocava Sempre Col Morto" that actually was the last time George Hilton/Chris Huerta and Carnimeo worked on such a western comedy together , ¨The moment to kill¨, ¨Find a place to die¨ , ¨They call him Cemetery¨ , ¨They call me Hallaluya¨ , and the Sartana movies : "Have a Good Funeral, My Friend, Sartana Will Pay" , ¨Sartana the gravedigger'(69) ,"Sartana's Coming, Get Your Coffins Ready" , ¨Light the fuse Sartana is coming¨(1971) , among others . Giuliano also directed other kinds of genres , as Sci-Fi : ¨Exterminators of the year 3000¨, ¨Computron¨, Giallo : ¨The case of the bloody iris¨ , Crime thriller : ¨Secrets of a Call Girl¨ , Buddy movie films : ¨Convoy Buddies" or "Kid Stuff" , "The Diamond Peddlers" . This "Uomo Avvisato Mezzo Ammazzato... Parola Di Spirito Santo¨ (original title) or "His Name Was Holy Ghost" (American title) is clearly inferior to his entries in Sartana series . Rating : 5.5/10 . Acceptable and passable .


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