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For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Per qualche dollaro in più (original title)
R | | Western | 10 May 1967 (USA)
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

Director:

Sergio Leone

Writers:

Sergio Leone (scenario), Fulvio Morsella (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Monco
Lee Van Cleef ... Col. Douglas Mortimer
Gian Maria Volontè ... El Indio (The Indian)
Mario Brega ... Nino, Member of Indio's Gang
Luigi Pistilli ... Groggy, Member of Indio's Gang
Aldo Sambrell ... Cuchillio
Klaus Kinski ... Juan Wild - The Hunchback
Benito Stefanelli Benito Stefanelli ... Luke 'Hughie'
Luis Rodríguez Luis Rodríguez ... Manuel, Member of Indio's Gang (as Luis Rodriguez)
Panos Papadopulos Panos Papadopulos ... Sancho Perez, Member of Indio's Gang (as Panos Papadopoulos)
Mara Krupp Mara Krupp ... Mary - Hotel Manager's Beautiful Wife (as Mara Krup)
Roberto Camardiel ... Tucumcari station clerk (as Robert Camardiel)
Joseph Egger Joseph Egger ... Old Prophet (as Josef Egger)
Tomás Blanco ... Tucumcari sheriff (as Tomas Blanco)
Lorenzo Robledo Lorenzo Robledo ... Tomaso, Indio's Traitor
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The man with no name is back... The man in black is waiting! As if one wasn't enough . . . as if death needed a double! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | Spain | West Germany

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

10 May 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For a Few Dollars More See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 1965, but not released in the U.S. until 1967. See more »

Goofs

In the wide shot of Indio's men pulling the safe into the wagon from the bank, Indio is on the left hand side of the frame riding off on his horse. But in the next close up shot, he is stationary on his horse, pointing his pistol at the bank. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Train Conductor: Tickets. Tickets, please. Tickets. Tickets. Thank you. Tickets.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Is this part of Tucumcari?
Train Conductor: We should pass there in about 3 to 4 minutes.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Thanks.
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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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An Ushering Into A New Era
28 March 2014 | by CinemaClownSee all my reviews

Completely defying the tried & tested Hollywood formula and introducing his own style of narration that was more character driven, glamorized violence & also added a new dimension of moral ambiguity into its characters' psyche, thus bringing both heroes & villains very much on the same level, Sergio Leone presented a whole new outlook of the Wild West in A Fistful of Dollars but with this second chapter, he further accelerates the inevitable rebirth of the western genre.

The second installment of Leone's Dollars trilogy is quite an improvement over its predecessor in almost all departments of filmmaking & gradually portrays the developing maturity in Leone's craftsmanship. Starring Clint Eastwood as a bounty hunter looking for a number of wanted suspects, who later partners with another bounty hunter looking for the same guys & make a deal of splitting the reward but in the end when it comes down to final showdown, one of them shows their real motive behind the hunt.

Featuring an improved direction from Sergio Leone, For A Few Dollars More presents the director in more control of his artistry & has a much stronger script to muster ahead with. The scope of camera-work, the precision of editing & overall production design also get their upgrades plus the performances from the recurring cast turn out to be better than the previous film with Clint Eastwood & new addition of Lee Van Cleef impressing the most.

On an overall scale, For A Few Dollars More is another huge step towards placing the coffin on traditional westerns & presents a significant evolution of every single aspect of its making when compared with A Fistful of Dollars. Ennio Morricone's music also leaves a bigger mark than before & it's exciting to observe how seamlessly it accompanies the drama. A rare sequel that improves upon the original, For A Few Dollars More is absolutely recommended.


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