Worth seeing for genre fans: HIS NAME WAS HOLY GHOST review

Holy Ghost is another memorable spaghetti character played by Gianni Garko (Sartana). The title may be a bit misleading though; Holy Ghost is neither a ghost or holy. It’s just a nickname. His real name is Harold. But His Name Was Harold doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it? While Sartana was grumpy and dressed in black, Holy Ghost is a cheerful guy in white, and he has a pigeon (that tortures people!) on his shoulder. He wins a treasure map in a poker game and rescues some farmers from an evil general. The treasure turns out to be inside the general’s castle, so he breaks in there with the help of a Bud Spencer lookalike. The film is directed by Giuliano Carnimeo and it’s one of those comedic spaghetti westerns. But it has lots of action, killing and a great score by Bruno Nicolai. I think you’re gonna like this movie. Still, it would have been cooler if Holy Ghost had been a supernatural gunfighter.

His Name Was Holy Ghost
(“Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato… Parola di Spirito Santo”)
Release year: 1972
Country: Italy/Spain
Director: Giuliano Carnimeo
Starring: Gianni Garko
Holy Ghost is another memorable spaghetti character played by Gianni Garko (Sartana). The title may be a bit misleading though; Holy Ghost is neither a ghost or holy. It's just a nickname. His real name is Harold. But His Name Was Harold doesn't have the same ring to it, does it? While Sartana was grumpy and dressed in black, Holy Ghost is a cheerful guy in white, and he has a pigeon (that tortures people!) on his shoulder. He wins a treasure map in a poker game and rescues some farmers from an evil general. The treasure turns out to be inside the general's castle, so…

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