Thursday, November 8, 2012
THEY CALL HIM GRAVEYARD (1971)
Two fancy-pants fellows return home to their daddy's ranch and quickly end up getting involved with some evil protection service gang. A mysterious stranger in black(Gianni Garko) watches over them and helps them not get killed. There's also a bounty hunter here named Duke that looks like 70's cowboy wrestler Blackjack Mulligan.
This spaghetti-western kind of straddles the line between comedy and seriousness and while I don't mind some laughs mixed in it feels a a little too goofy for it's own good. Garko does the whole Clint Eastwood Man With No Name shtick by not saying much for awhile and he's OK even if he's no Clint. Pretty mediocre film with the standard showdowns and barroom brawls you would expect. Also the title lies to us since the main gunslinger here is named Ace and not Graveyard. AKA A BULLET FOR A STRANGER, HIS PISTOLS SMOKED...THEY CALL HIM CEMETERY & THEY CALL HIM CEMETERY