Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13   |    |  Western


Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Poster

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.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

8.5/10
264,827

Videos


Photos

  • Henry Fonda and Charles Bronson in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  • Henry Fonda and Claudia Cardinale in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  • Claudia Cardinale in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  • Claudia Cardinale in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

See all photos

More Like This

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

  • For a Few Dollars More

    For a Few Dollars More

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

  • Psycho

    Psycho

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

  • City Lights

    City Lights

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    Once Upon a Time in America

  • Goodfellas

    Goodfellas

  • A Fistful of Dollars

    A Fistful of Dollars

Did You Know?

Trivia

Henry Fonda prepared for his role as the villain "Frank" by arriving in Italy with a pair of brown colored contact lenses and a mustache. When Sergio Leone saw them, he ordered them removed. Leone had planned an important close-up shot of Frank's entrance and wanted the audience to instantly recognize Fonda with those blue eyes.


Quotes

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?


Goofs

In the beginning scene, as Snaky is escorting the Stationmaster to the closet, he is clean shaven. Immediately after, he is sporting a several-days beard growth.


Crazy Credits

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.


Alternate Versions

Paramount cut the film down to 140 minutes for its U.S. theatrical release. The major scenes removed were (in chronological order): 1) The entire scene set at the watering station with the introduction of Cheyenne and his gang, and his encounter with Harmonica, 2) Mr. Morton's visit to Frank's cave, 3) Frank's return to the train where he discovers the bodies of both his and Cheyenne's gang as well as a near dead Mr. Morton, 4) the last and perhaps the most damaging removal: Cheyenne's death at the end was completely dropped; cut was directly from Jill looking at Harmonica and Cheyenne leaving to the train arriving. This version also ADDED one scene to the film that was not in the original 165 minute release, in which Harmonica gets up with a wounded arm after being shot in the opening scene. When it was run on U.S. network television, A.B.C. made edits to the 165 minute international version. Paramount's syndicated television version was also the international version (with edits). This meant that more of the film was shown on television than was seen in U.S. theaters.


Soundtracks

Finale
Vocals: Edda (
Edda Dell'Orso)
Choir: Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni
Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by Ennio Morricone
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ricordi srl
(P) 1969 Sergio Leone Productions

Did Rainn Wilson Invent Beer Pong Bingo?

Before "The Office," star Rainn Wilson had a different type of workplace comedy in mind. "UnMade" is bringing to life his script "Assisted Living," presented by "Star Trek: Discovery."

Watch "UnMade"

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to the Golden Globes, see what IMDb editors are watching, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com