R | | Western
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.
Despite having a successful acting career for many years, this was Lee Van Cleef's first major role in a movie. He'd starred in a few famous Hollywood westerns prior to this but always played small roles.
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Col. Douglas Mortimer: Is this part of Tucumcari?
Train Conductor: We should pass there in about 3 to 4 minutes.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Thanks.
Carpetbagger on Train: Well, eh, excuse me, but you made a mistake, Reverend. I couldn't help hearing you're going to Tucumcari...
In the hilarious scene where Monco and Mortimer shoot each others' hats you can see the lights of an airplane flying over Monco's head in one quick shot.
The title credits disappear as if being shot by a gun.
All the wide-screen versions from MGM lack a scene at the end of the scene where Manco and Col. Mortimer are beaten up. There, 20 seconds are missing, where Indio jumps down the wall and orders to stop the beating. He orders to tie them up and his aide asks him, why keep them alive. This cut is contained in all the DVD releases by MGM worldwide, including the newly restored Special Edition. The British Pan&Scan VHS video is uncut, as well as the Italian DVD release (which, however, only contains Italian language audio). The only uncut DVD version with English language track is the German DVD by Paramount.
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