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.
Of the four main cast members, Henry Fonda and Jason Robards are the only ones who don't share a scene or screen time together.
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?
When Sam is taking Jill McBain to the ranch they have to go through the construction site for the railroad. Disgusted by the construction Sam starts whipping the horses to try and speed the buckboard up. During one of the backhands with the whip Sam accidentally hits Jill in the head. Jill gives him a "what the hell" look and says something inaudible to him which one can imagine what it was.
The film's title does not appear until the end of the final scene.
The Hungarian cinematic version emits everything starting from 10 minutes from the end (including Cheyenne's death) by adding a "Vege" (Hungarian for "The End") title card. No Jason Robards falling off the horse, no Claudia Cardinale bringing water to the workers, no spinning title.
$5,321,508 (USA) (22 June 1984)
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