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.
Sergio Leone made hundreds of references to films that influenced him. Some were quite obvious (like three men waiting for the train as in High Noon (1952)) and some were very subtle, like the choice of Woody Strode's sawed-off Winchester rifle, similar to the weapon Steve McQueen carried in the TV ... ...
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 .
The film's title does not appear until the end of the final scene.
Italian, Spanish, English
$5,321,508 (USA) (22 June 1984)
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