Manco 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
Screenwriter Luciano Vincenzoni has claimed that Sergio Leone totally rescued Lee Van Cleef's career by casting him as Colonel Mortimer. Van Cleef hadn't appeared in a movie since The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), and reputedly was drinking heavily. Leone agreed to pay him $1,000 a week for 9 weeks work. The movie's massive success would make Van Cleef a huge star in Europe. Vincenzoni reckons that Van Cleef made the equivalent of $10,000,000 working on spaghetti westerns over the next 10 years. See more »
After Monco picks up the reward for Cavanagh and tells the two townsfolk "You people need a new sheriff", he jumps on his horse. However, his right foot noticeably misses the stirrup. A second later he tries again, and misses again. Later he turns his horse around and after he rides past the camera, you can notice him slightly bending forward and checking, making sure to get it right this time. See more »
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Col. Douglas Mortimer:
Is this part of Tucumcari?
We should pass there in about 3 to 4 minutes.
Col. Douglas Mortimer:
Carpetbagger on Train:
Well, eh, excuse me, but you made a mistake, Reverend. I couldn't help hearing you're going to Tucumcari. I sell goods around here, and I gotta tell you, you're on the wrong train. I think the nearest stop to Tucumcari is Amarillo. By getting off at Santa Fe and returning by way of Amarillo, you should be able to get right where... you're....
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The title credits disappear as if being shot by a gun. See more »
The British cinema release version was cut by the BBFC to shorten the beating scene after a few punches, and to completely remove the second flashback sequence where Mortimer's sister shoots herself to avoid a possible rape. Although all UK video and original DVD releases contained these scenes the 2005 Special Edition DVD was missing around 20 secs from the beating (which ends abruptly and without the dialogue exchange between Indio and Groggy). See more »
This movie is the second best western i have ever seen with The Good, The Bad, The Ugly being first. I disagree with someone who wrote that this movie is not as good as A Fistful of Dollars. This movie is way better than a fistful of dollars. The reason is (as i pointed out in my other post) is that Clint's role or character is better when he has a good supporting member because it gives Clint's character more depth as well as throw a wild card into the mix. Lee van clef is excellent in his role, i still have him labeled as the bad but it was surprising to see him play a good guy in this one. Both bounty hunters have their own styles which meshes really good on the screen. Gian had more depth to this one which played perfectly into Lee Van Clefs character. In a fistful of dollars Gian didn't have much depth at all and some of the characters were annoying. I like how leone tied all of the characters into each other in this one, having all of their stories somehow play a role in the other ones. If you haven't seen this movie i suggest you watch Leone's films in chronological order with A fistful of dollars first, this one second, and finish it off with the good the bad the ugly. You'll be glad you did.
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