R | | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Throughout production, Clint Eastwood regularly socialized with would-be Spaghetti Western veteran Franco Nero, who was working on Texas, Adios (1966) at the time. The two films share three cast members: Luigi Pistilli (Father Pablo in this film, Hernandez in 'Texas, Adios'), Livio Lorenzon (Baker in the former film, Alcalde Miguel in the latter) and Silvana Bacci (who plays a barmaid in Texas, Adios and a Mexican prostitute in a scene that was ultimately cut from 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly').
You're... from Baker?
Stevens: Tell Baker that I told him all that I know already and I want to live in peace, understand? That it's no use to go on tormenting me! I know nothing at all about that case of coins.
Stevens: Now that gold has disappeared, but if he'd ...
You can see a car passing by in the background when Tuco is balancing on the cross on the graveyard in the end of the movie.
The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to shorten the beating up of Bill Carson's woman (reduced to 1 slap), remove the scene of Mario Brega's head being battered against a rock by Tuco, and to extensively shorten the torture and beating of Tuco by around 2 minutes (much of the scene was completely cut from the film). The cuts were fully restored in the 1999 video release.
Italian, English, Spanish
$10,584 (Finland) (7 August 2003)
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