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Director: Sergio Leone Run Time: 178 min. Rating: Approved Release Year: 1966

Starring: Aldo Giuffrè, Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Luigi Pistilli

Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Language: Italian

About the film:

Widely considered one of the greatest Westerns of all time. In the Southwest during the Civil War, a mysterious stranger, Joe (Clint Eastwood), and a Mexican outlaw, Tuco (Eli Wallach), form an uneasy partnership — Joe turns in the bandit for the reward money, then rescues him just as he is being hanged. When Joe’s shot at the noose goes awry during one escapade, a furious Tuco tries to have him murdered. The men re-team abruptly, however, to beat out a sadistic criminal and the Union army and find $20,000 that a soldier has buried in the desert.

“One of the most compelling validations of the western genre’s most elemental touchstones.”

—Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

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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