IMDb > A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Per un pugno di dollari
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

A Fistful of Dollars (1964) More at IMDbPro »Per un pugno di dollari (original title)

Photos (See all 95 | slideshow) Videos
A Fistful of Dollars -- A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.


User Rating:
8.1/10   131,949 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 2% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for A Fistful of Dollars on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
18 January 1967 (USA) See more »
This short cigar belongs to a man with no name. This long gun belongs to a man with no name. This poncho belongs to a man with no name. He's going to trigger a whole new style in adventure. See more »
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A western classic and the movie that launched the careers of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood. See more (230 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Joe

Marianne Koch ... Marisol

Gian Maria Volonté ... Ramón Rojo (Italian version) (also as Johnny Wels: English version) (as John Wells)
Wolfgang Lukschy ... John Baxter (as W. Lukschy)
Sieghardt Rupp ... Esteban Rojo (as S. Rupp)
Joseph Egger ... Piripero (as Joe Edger)
Antonio Prieto ... Don Miguel Benito Rojo
José Calvo ... Silvanito (as Jose Calvo)
Margarita Lozano ... Consuelo Baxter (as Margherita Lozano)
Daniel Martín ... Julián (as Daniel Martin)
Benito Stefanelli ... Rubio (as Benny Reeves)

Mario Brega ... Chico (as Richard Stuyvesant)
Bruno Carotenuto ... Antonio Baxter (as Carol Brown)

Aldo Sambrell ... Rojo gang member (as Aldo Sambreli)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raf Baldassarre ... Juan De Dios (uncredited)
Luis Barboo ... Baxter Gunman 2 (uncredited)
Frank Braña ... Baxter Gang Member (uncredited)
José Canalejas ... Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Juan Cortés ... Cavalry Captain (uncredited)
Álvaro de Luna ... Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Nino Del Arco ... Jesus (uncredited)
Jose Halufi ... Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Lee Miller ... Man at Bar (uncredited)
Antonio Molino Rojo ... Baxter Gang Member (uncredited)
Antonio Moreno ... Juan de dios (uncredited)
Nazzareno Natale ... Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
José Orjas ... (uncredited)
Manuel Peña ... (uncredited)

Antonio Pica ... Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ... Cowboy con cartel 'adios amigo' (uncredited)
Julio Pérez Tabernero ... Baxter Gunman 4 (uncredited)
José Riesgo ... Mexican Cavalry Captain (uncredited)
Lorenzo Robledo ... Baxter Gunman #1 (uncredited)
Enrique Santiago ... Fausto, Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Umberto Spadaro ... Miguel - Rojo Gunman (uncredited)
Fernando Sánchez Polack ... Rojo Gang Member Crushed by Wine Cask (uncredited)
William R. Thompkins ... Baxter Gang Member (uncredited)
Edmondo Tieghi ... Mexican soldier (uncredited)
Antonio Vico ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Leone 
Writing credits
Adriano Bolzoni (story) (as A. Bonzzoni) &
Víctor Andrés Catena (story) &
Sergio Leone (story)

Víctor Andrés Catena (screenplay) &
Jaime Comas Gil (screenplay) (as Jaime Comas) &
Sergio Leone (screenplay)

Fernando Di Leo  uncredited
Duccio Tessari  uncredited
Tonino Valerii  uncredited

Produced by
Arrigo Colombo .... producer (as Harry Colombo)
Giorgio Papi .... producer (as George Papi)
Piero Santini .... assistant producer (as Peter Saint)
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone  (as Dan Savio)
Cinematography by
Massimo Dallamano (photography) (as Jack Dalmas)
Federico G. Larraya 
Film Editing by
Roberto Cinquini  (as Bob Quintle)
Alfonso Santacana 
Art Direction by
Carlo Simi  (as Charles Simons)
Set Decoration by
Sigfrido Burmann 
Francisco Rodríguez Asensio (setting) (as Asensio)
Carlo Simi  (as Charles Simons)
Makeup Department
Dolores Clavel .... hair stylist
Alberto Gutiérrez .... makeup artist
Sam Watkins .... makeup artist
José Luis Pérez .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
José María Sánchez .... makeup department head (uncredited)
Production Management
Jaime Comas Gil .... production manager
Ramón Crespo .... production manager
Franco Palaggi .... production manager (as Frank Palance)
Günter Raguse .... production manager (as Gunter Raguse)
Fernando Rossi .... unit manager (as Fred Ross)
Anselmo Zabala .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Giraldi .... assistant director (as Frank Prestland)
Julio Sempere .... assistant director
Mario Caiano .... assistant director (uncredited)
Tonino Valerii .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Adolfo Cofiño .... assistant set decorator
Luis Ocaña .... property master
Rafael Pérez Murcia .... assistant set decorator
Sound Department
Elio Pacella .... sound (as Edy Simson)
Special Effects by
Manuel Baquero .... special effects
Giovanni Corridori .... special effects (as John Speed)
Benito Stefanelli .... stunt coordinator
Benito Stefanelli .... stunts
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
William R. Thompkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stelvio Massi .... camera operator (as Steve Rock)
Eduardo Noé .... second assistant camera
Ramón Sempere .... first assistant camera
José Sánchez .... camera operator
José María Sánchez .... camera operator
Julio Wizuete .... still photographer
Animation Department
Iginio Lardani .... animator: title animation (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
María Casado .... wardrobe
Carlo Simi .... costumes (as Charles Simons)
Editorial Department
Alicia Castillo .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ennio Morricone .... conductor (as Dan Savio)
Alessandro Alessandroni .... music arranger: choral (uncredited)
Michele Lacerenza .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Other crew
Clint Eastwood .... western advisor: Italian prints only
Robert Lowell .... adaptation: english dialogues (as Mark Lowell)
Jerónimo Montoro .... production assistant
Marta Pons .... production assistant
María Antonia Puerta .... script supervisor
Piero Santini .... production secretary (as Peter Saint)
William R. Thompkins .... technical adviser (as W.R. Thompkins)
Marisol de Villanueva .... direction secretary
Eugenio Villar .... production assistant
Tilde Watson .... script girl
Ferruccio Amendola .... voice dubbing: Antonio Molino Rojo (uncredited)
Giorgio Capecchi .... voice dubbing: Wolfgang Lukschy (uncredited)
Dhia Cristiani .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Arturo Dominici .... voice dubbing: Juan Cortés (uncredited)
Elena Dressler .... interpreter (uncredited)
Corrado Gaipa .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Lauro Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Josef Egger (uncredited)
Nando Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Gian Maria Volonté (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani .... voice dubbing: Aldo Sambrell (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani .... voice dubbing: Benito Stefanelli (uncredited)
Géneviève Hersent .... publicist (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello .... voice dubbing: Raf Baldassarre (uncredited)
Anna Miserocchi .... voice dubbing: Margarita Lozano (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato .... voice dubbing: Lorenzo Robledo (uncredited)
Luigi Pavese .... voice dubbing: José Calvo (uncredited)
Nino Pavese .... voice dubbing: Daniel Martin (uncredited)
Bruno Persa .... voice dubbing: Sieghardt Rupp (uncredited)
Mario Pisu .... voice dubbing: Antonio Prieto (uncredited)
Enrico Maria Salerno .... voice dubbing: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
Deddi Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Nino Del Arco (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Marianne Koch (uncredited)
Benito Stefanelli .... interpreter (uncredited)
Renato Turi .... voice dubbing: Mario Brega (uncredited)
Tonino Valerii .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Per un pugno di dollari" - Italy (original title)
"For a Fistful of Dollars" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title), International (English title) (literal English title), UK (alternative title), USA (literal English title)
See more »
Rated R for violence (re-rating) (1993)
99 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Argentina:13 | Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:MA (re-rating) (2004) | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) (on some TV networks) | Canada:G (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-16 (re-rating) (cut) (1977) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1967) | Germany:16 (DVD and Blu-ray rating) (uncut) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1986) | USA:M (Approved No. 21386) (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (1993) | West Germany:16 (cut)

Did You Know?

Clint Eastwood's trademark squint was caused by the combination of the sun and high-wattage arc lamps on the set.See more »
Revealing mistakes: After Joe sets off the dynamite, he's standing in the street where the strong wind is blowing to the right of the scene. Yet we see the buildings behind him, where the dynamite smoke is blowing to the left of the screen.See more »
Joe:Crazy bellringer was right, there's money to be made in a place like this.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Colpo in canna (1975)See more »
Sweet Betsy from PikeSee more »


What is a "spaghetti western"?
Must I watch the Dollars trilogy in order?
Why is this film dubbed?
See more »
41 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
A western classic and the movie that launched the careers of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood., 31 May 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

'A Fistful Of Dollars' is a wonderful movie which, despite having an enormous following of fans around the world, sometimes gets unfairly dismissed in my opinion. For two reasons - firstly because the second and third movie in Leone/Eastwood "Man With No Name" trilogy ('For A Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly') are so damn good it's easy to overlook this one. Despite being made on a much tighter budget and being less ambitious than the sequels to follow, it's still one of the greatest westerns ever made in my opinion. The second reason is the Yojimbo thing. Now movie buffs frequently slam 'A Fistful Of Dollars' as being a rip off of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo', which I think is extremely misleading. I'm not disputing that Leone was familiar with Kurosawa (I have no idea one way or the other), but one name I rarely hear ANYONE mention is Dashiel Hammett. Hammett's hard boiled crime classic 'Red Harvest' was published THIRTY YEARS before 'Yojimbo' and features the same central premise of an anti-hero playing two rival groups off against each other. So if anyone deserves acknowledgement as uncredited inspiration for Leone (AND Kurosawa) it's Hammett. Anyway, this is an absolutely brilliant movie and it launched Clint Eastwood, a popular TV actor, into being a major movie star, and likewise put Sergio Leone on the map. I can't recommend 'A Fistful Of Dollars' highly enough, it's pure entertainment, and very, very cool!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (230 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Yojimbo hafosdick
Sound Quality Kepler_and_Co
Adios Amigo on the horse P51mustang_44
Great breakout role for Eastwood. tombstoneforever
Does Joe (the man with no name) have any honour? adamf2326
Poor old Silvanito. old-skool101
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Last Man Standing For a Few Dollars More Pale Rider The Magnificent Seven
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb top 250 movies IMDb Action section
IMDb Italy section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.