A Fistful of Dollars ()

Per un pugno di dollari (original title)
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A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.


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Ramón Rojo (as John Wells, Johnny Wels)
John Baxter (as W. Lukschy)
Esteban Rojo (as S. Rupp)
Joseph Egger ...
Piripero (as Joe Edger)
Don Benito Rojo / Don Miguel Rojo
José Calvo ...
Silvanito (as Jose Calvo)
Consuelo Baxter (as Margherita Lozano)
Julián (as Daniel Martin)
Rubio (as Benny Reeves)
Chico (as Richard Stuyvesant)
Bruno Carotenuto ...
Antonio Baxter (as Carol Brown)
Rojo gang member (as Aldo Sambreli)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan De Dios (uncredited)
Baxter Gunman 2 (uncredited)
Baxter Gang Member (uncredited)
Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Juan Cortés ...
Cavalry Captain (uncredited)
Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Nino del Arco ...
Jesus (uncredited)
Jose Halufi ...
Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Lee Miller ...
Man at Bar (uncredited)
Baxter Gang Member (uncredited)
Antonio Moreno ...
Juan De Dios (uncredited)
Nazzareno Natale ...
Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Manuel Peña ...
Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ...
Cowboy con cartel 'adios amigo' (uncredited)
Julio Pérez Tabernero ...
Baxter Gunman 4 (uncredited)
Mexican Cavalry Captain (uncredited)
Lorenzo Robledo ...
Baxter Gunman #1 (uncredited)
Enrique Santiago ...
Fausto, Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Miguel - Rojo Gunman (uncredited)
Warden (1974 TV Prologue) (uncredited)
Rojo Gang Member Crushed by Wine Cask (uncredited)
Peter Tevis ...
The Balladeer (uncredited) (voice)
William R. Thompkins ...
Baxter Gang Member (uncredited)
Edmondo Tieghi ...
Mexican soldier (uncredited)

Directed by

Sergio Leone ... (as Bob Robertson)

Written by

Adriano Bolzoni ... (story) &
Mark Lowell ... (dialogue) &
Víctor Andrés Catena ... (story) &
Sergio Leone ... (story)
Víctor Andrés Catena ... (screenplay) &
Jaime Comas Gil ... (screenplay) &
Sergio Leone ... (screenplay)
Akira Kurosawa ... (screenplay "Yojimbo")
Fernando Di Leo ... (screenplay)
Ryûzô Kikushima ... (screenplay "Yojimbo")
Duccio Tessari ... (screenplay)
Tonino Valerii ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Arrigo Colombo ... producer (as Harry Colombo)
Giorgio Papi ... producer (as George Papi)
Pietro Santini ... assistant producer (as Peter Saint)

Music by

Ennio Morricone ... (as Dan Savio)

Cinematography by

Massimo Dallamano ... (photography) (as Jack Dalmas)
Federico G. Larraya

Editing by

Roberto Cinquini ... (as Bob Quintle)
Alfonso Santacana

Editorial Department

Alicia Castillo ... assistant editor

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)
Mario Caiano ... assistant director (uncredited)
Franco Giraldi ... second unit director (uncredited)
Julio Sempere ... 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
Renato Casaro ... poster designer (uncredited)

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 / stunts
Nosher Powell ... stunts (uncredited)
Romano Puppo ... stunts (uncredited)
William R. Thompkins ... stunt double: Clint Eastwood (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Stelvio Massi ... camera operator (as Steve Rock)
Eduardo Noé ... second assistant camera
Domenico Parrello ... second assistant camera
Ramón Sempere ... first assistant camera
José Sánchez ... camera operator
José María Sánchez ... camera operator
Julio Wizuete ... still photographer

Animation Department

Igino Lardani ... animator: title animation (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

María Casado ... wardrobe
Carlo Simi ... costumes (as Charles Simons)

Music Department

Ennio Morricone ... conductor (as Dan Savio)
Alessandro Alessandroni ... music arranger: choral (uncredited) / musician: electric guitar (uncredited) / musician: guitar solos (uncredited) / musician: lead guitar (uncredited) / musician: whistler (uncredited)
Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni ... choir (uncredited) / chorus: theme music (uncredited) / performer: theme song (uncredited)
Michele Lacerenza ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Peter Tevis ... singer (uncredited) / singer: theme song (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

María Antonia Puerta ... script supervisor
Tilde Watson ... script girl

Additional Crew

Clint Eastwood ... historical advisor: credited on Italian prints only
Jerónimo Montoro ... production assistant
Marta Pons ... production assistant
Pietro Santini ... production secretary (as Peter Saint)
William R. Thompkins ... master of arms (as W.R. Thompkins) / technical adviser (as W.R. Thompkins)
Marisol de Villanueva ... direction secretary
Eugenio Villar ... production assistant
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)
Peter Fernandez ... dubbing director: English version (uncredited)
Corrado Gaipa ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Lauro Gazzolo ... voice dubbing: Josef Egger (uncredited)
Nando Gazzolo ... voice dubbing: Gian Maria Volonté (uncredited)
Joyce Gordon ... voice dubbing: Marianne Koch (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani ... voice dubbing: Aldo Sambrell (uncredited) / voice dubbing: Benito Stefanelli (uncredited)
Monte Hellman ... 1974 television prologue director (uncredited)
Géneviève Hersent ... publicist (uncredited)
Igino Lardani ... titles (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello ... voice dubbing: Antonio Moreno (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)
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Plot Summary

With nothing but profit on his mind, a taciturn American with a lightning-fast right hand rides into San Miguel, a sun-bleached border town where everyone is either rich or dead. As the amoral man with no name discovers that the sleepy town provides the perfect opportunity to make a quick buck, the mysterious stranger soon finds himself caught in the middle of a destructive, long-standing feud. After all, the corrupt Baxters and the murderous Rojos, two feuding families fighting for control, won't let a nameless nobody get a slice of the cake. But the dusty, poncho-clad newcomer has already set his sights on the grand prize--the only way to get it is to play the gangs off against each other in a deadly battle of wits. Of course, no one has pulled such a reckless stunt and lived to tell the tale. How far is a man willing to go for a fistful of dollars? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines 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 »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • The Magnificent Stranger (Italy)
  • Il magnifico straniero (Italy)
  • Por un puñado de dólares (Spain)
  • Per un grapat de dòlars (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Nur einer bleibt zurück (West Germany)
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  • 99 min
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Budget $200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Clint Eastwood's contract for Rawhide (1959) prohibited him from making movies in the United States while on break from the series. However, the contract did allow him to accept movie assignments in Europe. See more »
Goofs When the Rojo gang ambush the Mexican army unit the gun Ramon uses to kill all the troops is a Mitrailleuse volley gun. Each barrel had to be laboriously loaded by hand before all barrels were fired together in a single volley. However, the film shows the volley gun being used as a form of machine gun. The only machine gun around at the time was the hand-cranked Gatling gun which the soundtrack also seems to depict. A volley gun could fire each round individually using a hand crank. However, Ramon clearly has both hands on the (incorrect) twin grips at all times. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Man with No Name (1977). See more »
Soundtracks Sweet Betsy from Pike See more »
Quotes [Having said "get three coffins ready" earlier]
Joe: My mistake. Four coffins...
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