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Release Date:
18 January 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
"My mistake. Four coffins" See more (219 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Joe

Marianne Koch ... Marisol

Gian Maria Volonté ... Ramón Rojo (as Johnny Wels)
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 (as Antonio Prieto)
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)
Frank Kalvow ... (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 (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)
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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)
 
Stunts
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
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)
Elena Dressler .... interpreter (uncredited)
Lauro Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Josef Egger (uncredited)
Nando Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Gian Maria Volonté (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)
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)
Rita Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Marianne Koch (uncredited)
Renato Turi .... voice dubbing: Mario Brega (uncredited)
Tonino Valerii .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Per un pugno di dollari" - Italy (original title)
"For a Fistful of Dollars" - Europe (English title) (imdb display title), International (imdb display title), International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence (re-rating) (1993)
Runtime:
99 min
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
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) | 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 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating: special edition DVD) (2005) | UK:15 (video rating: DVD audio commentary by Sir Christopher Frayling) (2004) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (1999) (2002) | UK:AA (re-rating) (1981) | USA:M (Approved No. 21386) (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (1993) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The theme song was originally composed by Ennio Morricone as a lullaby. Sergio Leone insisted that he wanted the "deguello" trumpet dirge - played by Mexican troops before a battle to signify to the enemy that there will be no quarter given - that was used in Rio Bravo (1959), believing it was a "public domain" piece. Finally, he settled for a "Mexican trumpet" arrangement of the original Morricone piece.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In his first real gunfight of the film, Joe manages to kill four opponents with four bullets, while his weapon is aimed at a spot about ten feet to the right of three of them.See more »
Quotes:
Joe:You shoot to kill, you better hit the heart. Your own words, Ramone.
[Ramone fires off two shots, but The Man With No Name stands right back up]
Joe:The heart, Ramone. Don't forget the heart. Aim for the heart, or you'll never stop me.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Man Called Blade (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sweet Betsy from PikeSee more »

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104 out of 126 people found the following review useful.
"My mistake. Four coffins", 31 October 2005
Author: Wulfstan10 from United States

ALthough in many respects this film pales in comparison with Leone's later films, it is itself a brilliant cinematic achievement. In part, this is because its failings primarily appear to be due to constraints of budget (very small and highly uncertain) and time more than anything else. Even to the extent that the skills of Leone, Morricone, and others hadn't fully flowered yet, this film is incredible at how brilliantly it is handled for what is really a first-time go. Leone had worked on, and even directed, films before, but this is his first real foray in his own direction, and into a genre that he revolutionised and with which he became forever synonymous. Who can imagine westerns without at least thinking of Leone's films, while who can think of Leone without thinking of westerns (even though his last, and arguably greatest, film was a sort of gangster film)? Similarly, one should not criticize this film for being based on Yojimbo, for that film itself was based on an American story while A Fistful of Dollars really is very different in many key respects, not least of all Leone's visual style or his own sense of irony and symbolism derived from Italian precedents and Hollywood westerns.

We also see the nascent Leone visual style here, with the close-up style and contrast of close-ups and long shots appearing. This alone sets it apart from previous films, westerns and non-westerns alike, and still provides for great visual treats that one can appreciate today.

This film also ushered in Leone's obsession with details, hard faces, grungy people, etc., that also revolutionsed the genre.

This films also marks the first brilliant score of Ennio Morricone. It is here that he introduced the lonely whistling, guitar music, chorus, and unusual combinations and styles that developed into the music that has become in the U.S. synonymous with westerns and duels in the same way that Leone's visuals and themes have.

Despite its minor flaws, this is still a great film that is not only revolutionary but still great and fun to watch even today. Like Leone's other films, it is timeless.

One must also admit that it is amazing that in the U.S. an Italian film maker basing his films partly in Italian culture and an Italian composer could come to so define and be synonymous with this genre that Americans had considered so uniquely American, and highlight its underlying universality. That alone reveals the greatness of the films, of which this is the first.

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