Deep West, 1971 - ★★★½

Deep West, 1971 - ★★★½

..:: Machismovision - Film #30 ::..

“I thought you was meant to renounce worldly goods... you getting out the habit sister?” - Hallelujah (George Hilton)

Mi Chiamano Alleluja aka They Call Me Hallelujah (along with several other aka's) is a deftly paced and damned entertaining comic spaghetti western from Giuliano Carnimeo, that packs as many laughs as it does coffins. A Mexican bandit (Roberto Camardiel) hires a notorious American gunslinger Hallelujah (George Hilton) to help him track down a cache of jewels to help fund Mexico's revolution.

From the get go featuring a sewing machine gun shoot-out, the audience is fully aware this isn't a straight-laced serious euro western. The SWDB review hit the nail on the head by pointing out its James Bond influences, Hallelujahs gadgets, double identity female spy (the sister/nun) the Russian henchman (named Bear). I enjoyed it, and I'll definitely try dig out its sequels, 1 official with Hilton and directed by Carnimeo, the other name only directed by Leon Klimovsky).

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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