Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Whisky and Ghosts

Whiskey e fantasmi – Italian title
Fantasma en el Oeste – Spanish title
Whisky y fantasmas – Spanish title
Hayaletler – Turkish title
Whisky and Ghosts – English title
A 1974 Italian, Spanish co-production [Compagnia Cinematografica Champion (Rome), CIPI (Madrid)]
Producer: Carlo Ponti
Director: Anthony M. Dawson (Antonio Margheriti)
Story: Gianni Simonelli, Antonio Margheriti
Screenplay: Gianni Simonelli, Antonio Margheriti, Miguel De Echarri
Cinematography: Alejandro Ulloa [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Paolo Vasile
Running time: 104 minutes
Napoleon B. Higgins – Tom Scott (Alberto Terracina)
Davy Crockett – Fred Harris (Fernando Bilbao)
Captain Garcia – Ricardo Palacios
Rosy – Maribel Martin
Pecos Bill – George Rigaud
Paco – Rafael Albaicin
Rosy’s grandmother – Elsa Zabala
Barman – Daniele de Luca
Johnny Appleseed – Franco Ferracini
With: Manuel de Blas, Barta Barri, Maribel Hidalgo, Luis Barboo, Frank Braña (Francisco Pérez)
The young Napoleon Higgins roams the West selling the elixir of life. One day, a group of angry customers, ties him up and he ends up if an Indian burial ground where he encounters the ghost of the legendary Davy Crockett, and from that moment takes him under his wing. Thanks to Davy, Napoleon escapes the gang of the Mexican Garcia, and returns the favor by trying to return to Davy an old friend, Katie, custodian of the secret of a treasure. In the company of Rosy, the pretty niece of this woman, they head for Dusty City. During the journey Garcia returns and attacks Higgins, but suffers a humiliating defeat by Napoleon, thanks to the help of his invisible friend. With his new found courage, he must once again deal with the raging Garcia and the man who secretly directs the actions of the gang. They want to seize Katie’s treasure of Katie, but again frustrated by the actions of Crockett and the ghosts of Pecos Bill and Johnny Appleseed. The treasure turns out to be a thousand cases of whiskey. Napoleon and Rosy, who become husband and wife, open a profitable saloon.

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