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Director: Sergio Leone Run Time: 99 min. Release Year: 1964

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch, Sieghardt Rupp, Wolfgang Lukschy

Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Language: English, Italian, Spanish, Persian

About the film:

The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the Rojo brothers, the stranger inserts himself into the middle of the long-simmering battle, selling false information to both sides for his own benefit.

“Every genre-loving moviegoer should see [this film] at least once projected on a theater screen.”

—Simon Abrams, Village Voice

About the filmmaker:

Sergio Leone was an Italian film director most notably known for popularizing the “spaghetti western,” a sub-genre of movies made in Italy but set in the 19th-century American West. As the child of an industry pioneer, Leone was able to access positions in the industry from in early age, beginning his career as an assistant to directors like Fred Zinnemon, Robert Wise, Willian Wyler, and more. Later on, Leone worked as a second-unit director on a handful of productions before collaborating as a screenwriter on the films Sheba and the Gladiator (1959) and The Last Days of Pompeii (1959).

In 1961, Leone made his directorial debut with the pseudo-historical epic The Colossus of Rhodes (1961). His second film, A Fistful of Dollars (1964), marked the beginning of his “Dollars Trilogy” and of his stylized violent westerns. This film was a massive success, shooting Clint Eastwood to stardom. In 1965 Leone released his follow-up film For a Few Dollars More, and the final film of the trilogy, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) came out the following year. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) is widely considered Leone’s masterpiece and crowning achievement.

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