PG-13 | | Western
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
4 March 2010 | Murtaza Ali
10 | A Potpourri of Vestiges Review: A piquant cocktail of style and substance in equal parts
Once Upon a Time in the West (OUTW) is a piquant cocktail of style and substance in equal parts, potent enough to ...
At the opening duel, Woody Strode carries a "Mare's Leg" firearm (A Model 1892 Winchester), in a tribute to the Western series, Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958-1961), in which Steve McQueen's bounty hunter used as a main weapon.
Cattle Corner Station Agent:
Hey. Hey-hey-hey-hey, if you want any tickets, you'll have to go around, eh, to, eh, the front of, eh, eh... oooh, well, I s'pose it'll be all right. The hell am *I* doin' around here if they walk in and can do as they damn please?
On the DVD case, Sergio Leone is quoted as saying "All of the characters in the film,except Claudia (Cardinale), are conscious of the fact they will not arrive at the end alive". He had apparently forgotten the ending .
Lionel Stander receives on screen credit in the original U.S. theatre release prints even though his part was completely cut out of this shortened version.
Italian, Spanish, English
$5,321,508 (USA) (22 June 1984)
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