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.
The scene where Frank and his henchmen in dusters kill the McBain family is meant to signify the weakness of innocence against the brutality of the power of progress.
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 .
Sergio Leone's director credit swings down in an arc as if to stop the train.
$5,321,508 (USA) (22 June 1984)
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