MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 153 this week

For a Few Dollars More (1965)
"Per qualche dollaro in più" (original title)

 -  Western  -  10 May 1967 (USA)
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 110,580 users  
Reviews: 203 user | 102 critic

Two bounty hunters with the same intentions, team up to track down a Western outlaw.

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (scenario), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 11 Aug 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 25 Feb 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 04 Mar 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 Aug 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: For a Few Dollars More (1965)

For a Few Dollars More (1965) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of For a Few Dollars More.

User Polls

Top 250 #97 | See the Top 250 movies as voted by our users.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Mystery | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone
Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale
Joe Kidd (1972)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon
Django (1966)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A coffin-dragging gunslinger enters a town caught between two feuding factions, the KKK and a gang of Mexican Bandits. That man is Django, and he is caught up in a struggle against both parties.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Franco Nero, José Canalejas, José Bódalo
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl.

Director: Sergio Sollima
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ranch owner Katie Elder's four sons determine to avenge the murder of their father and the swindling of their mother.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming
Gunlaw (1967)
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Amiable, unassertive Scott Mary picks up the trash, cleans the toilets, sweeps the floors in the town of Clifton. Then a gunfighter comes to town. He offers advice and guidance to Scott who... See full summary »

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, Walter Rilla
Certificate: Passed Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan
Sabata (1969)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Several pillars of society have robbed an Army safe containing $100,000 so they can buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. But they haven't reckoned on the presence of ... See full summary »

Director: Gianfranco Parolini
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, William Berger, Ignazio Spalla
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

El Chuncho's bandits rob arms from a train, intending to sell the weapons to Elias' revolutionaries. They are helped by one of the passengers, Bill Tate, and allow him to join them, unaware... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Klaus Kinski, Martine Beswick
Fort Apache (1948)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.

Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
El Indio (The Indian) (as Gian Maria Volontè)
...
...
...
Cuchillio
...
Juan Wild - The Hunchback
Benito Stefanelli ...
Luke 'Hughie'
Luis Rodríguez ...
Manuel, Member of Indio's Gang (as Luis Rodriguez)
Panos Papadopulos ...
Sancho Perez, Member of Indio's Gang (as Panos Papadopoulos)
Mara Krupp ...
Mary - Hotel Manager's Beautiful Wife (as Mara Krup)
Roberto Camardiel ...
Tucumcari station clerk (as Robert Camardiel)
Joseph Egger ...
Old Prophet (as Josef Egger)
Tomás Blanco ...
Tucumcari sheriff (as Tomas Blanco)
Lorenzo Robledo ...
Tomaso, Indio's Traitor
Edit

Storyline

Monco is a bounty killer chasing El Indio and his gang. During his hunting, he meets Col. Douglas Mortimer, another bounty killer, and they decide to make a partnership, chase the bad guys together and split the reward. During their enterprise, there will be lots of bullets and funny situations. In the end, one of the bounty hunters shows the real intention of his hunting. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's the second motion picture of its kind! It won't be the last! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

10 May 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

For a Few Dollars More  »

Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Gross:

ESP 274,756,312 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Aldo Sambrell's character name "Cochelio" is the English spelling of the Spanish word "cuchillo", which means knife. See more »

Goofs

When Mortimer is talking to the conductor of the train, his horse changes positions between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Train Conductor: Tickets. Tickets, please. Tickets. Tickets. Thank you. Tickets.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The title credits disappear as if being shot by a gun. See more »

Connections

Featured in Eastwood... A Star (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Discovered
(uncredited)
Composed by Ennio Morricone
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Awe-inspiring, classic western by one of my favorite directors. QT fans, this is the trilogy he got his inspiration from.
10 July 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

"For a Few Dollars More," the middle installment of the iconic Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood "Dollars" trilogy, is the most brutal of all three films. Throughout the movie, ruthless bounty hunters, all of who seem to have no respect for human life, often perform cold-blooded murders. The bounty hunters use the "wild west" as a free range: they track, they kill, and they collect.

One of these bounty hunters happens to be The Man with No Name (Eastwood), who returns to us now after his introduction in "A Fistful of Dollars," which was the first movie of the trilogy. (An interesting observation is that the "man with no name" actually does have a name in each installment -- here, his name is Manco, but this is a fact that is often forgotten.)

The Man with No Name/Manco is on a mission to find the criminal Indio (Gian Maria Volonté), whose capture is worth a large sum of money. It is quickly set up that local law enforcement is weak. Sheriffs are cowards. Only the vicious bounty hunters know how to drag in the criminals: dead or alive. Along for the journey is a fellow bounty hunter named Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), whose own reasons for seeking the man differ from Manco's. At first, the two killers go their own separate ways, and then decide to team up together and improve their chances of finding Indio -- despite the fact that their intentions for his capture are different.

Not only are the two men's intentions different, but also their methods. Mortimer is a ruthless, cold-blooded murderer whose self-confidence is revealed through his barbaric actions. Manco, the hero, is less of a murderer and more of a law enforcer. Leone quickly sets this up through a sequence of shots: Mortimer's introduction, for example, begins with his search for a criminal, which finally comes to a finish as Mortimer confronts the man (who is hiding in a brothel). His foe manages to escape through a window, leaping onto a horse and galloping away through town. The images that follow reveal an insight into Mortimer's own self-confidence and startlingly calm nature.

Manco's appearance is even more dramatic. He tracks down his own victim, and corners him in a saloon, only to see three cowboys appear out of nowhere and block off all exits. In one quick motion he swings around and fires three successive shots, each bullet finding its target.

Here it is established that Manco is an underdog; therefore, our story's hero. He isn't as ruthless as Mortimer (who mercilessly picks his prey off from a distance) and his actions are somewhat admirable. The cowboys who tried to kill him were the bad guys. Manco was the good guy.

Its lesser admirers often describe the film as being "too long". It's true that the film contains some unnecessary scenes, and these are often dragged out for dramatic effect -- but that is the point. The movie, directed by one of cinema's most ambitious and visionary directors (Sergio Leone, 1929 - 1989), is all about long passages of close-ups and wide-lense shots. Along with its predecessor and particularly its sequel, the "Dollars" trilogy revolutionized the derogatory "spaghetti western" description. In the years to come, Hollywood would actually aim to create films similar to the "Dollars" movies -- all of which were inferior. The entire "Dollars" trilogy has such scope, and ambition, that its Hollywood counterparts pale in comparison.

Leone's direction is magnificent and would later inspire -- of all people -- Quentin Tarantino (whose "Kill Bill" movies owe something to the "Dollars" trilogy). Long, wide lenses and extreme close-ups only accentuate the fear of the men. There is a particular sequence of shots that clips back and forth between Mortimer and a wanted notice pinned to the exterior of a building. Leone slowly builds up the back-and-forth shots until they burst into a pattern of super-speed images, distinctly closed with the sound of gunshots. It's this sort of blazing, distinct style that makes the film so infectious and enjoyable.

The acting cannot be criticized, although the English dubbing is sometimes rather laughable. Eastwood is one of the only actors whose voice is not dubbed -- but he rarely speaks. His face does all the talking. Lee Van Cleef (who was re-cast by Leone as a separate character in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly") manages to turn Mortimer into one of the quintessential bad guys of cinema. Although the dubbing can occasionally detract from the flow of scenes and dialogue, the two lead performances by Eastwood and Van Cleef more than compensate for this slight flaw.

Hollywood was cautious about releasing "Dollars." Eastwood, known for his role in the television series "Rawhide," was the only marketable star. The director was an unknown Italian with no commercial successes. As its predecessor before it, "For a Few Dollars More" was delayed release in the States, where it was deemed "unworthy."

However, the movie was a huge success in Italy, in particular; Clint Eastwood quickly gained a cult fan base overseas, but it was not until May 1967 -- after the US release of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" -- that "For a Few Dollars More" and its predecessor would open to critical accolade and deserved celebration in the United States. Now, almost forty years later, it's still a fascinating piece of classic cinema.


65 of 102 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
You Need a New Sheriff ? directorgene
favorite film from the man with no name trilogy? danucky
Wonderful end.... fulviod
Why did they wait with killing them till after the bank robbery? dex_90
why didn't eastwood and van cleef leave the town? brad-hennigan
BEST LINE amy-girl
Discuss For a Few Dollars More (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?