The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ()

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (original title)
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A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.


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Sentenza / Angel Eyes
Alcoholic Union Captain (as Aldo Giuffre')
Father Pablo Ramirez
Enzo Petito ...
Claudio Scarchilli ...
Mexican Peon
Sheriff (as John Bartho)
Livio Lorenzon ...
Jackson / Bill Carson
Sandro Scarchilli ...
Mexican Peon
Member of Angel Eyes' Gang
Angelo Novi ...
Member of Angel Eyes' Gang
Al Mulock ...
One-Armed Bounty Hunter (as Al Mulloch)
Sergio Mendizábal ...
Blonde Bounty Hunter (as Sergio Mendizabal)
Capt. Harper (as Molino Rocho)
Lorenzo Robledo ...
Cpl. Wallace
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Alagich ...
Soldato Unione all'Arresto (uncredited)
Stevens' Wife (uncredited)
Fortunato Arena ...
1st Sombrero Onlooker at Tuco's 1st Hanging (uncredited)
Román Ariznavarreta ...
Bounty Hunter (uncredited)
Silvana Bacci ...
Messicana con Biondo (uncredited)
Joseph Bradley ...
Old Soldier (uncredited)
Bounty Hunter #2 (uncredited)
Amerigo Castrighella ...
2nd Sombrero Onlooker at Tuco's 1st Hanging (uncredited)
Saturno Cerra ...
Bounty Hunter (uncredited)
Luigi Ciavarro ...
Member of Angel Eyes' Gang (uncredited)
William Conroy ...
Confederate Soldier (uncredited)
Antonio Contreras ...
Violinista al Campo (uncredited)
Domingo Contreras ...
Extra (uncredited)
Axel Darna ...
Soldato Confederato Morente (uncredited)
Tony Di Mitri ...
Deputy (uncredited)
Alberigo Donadeo ...
Spettatore Prima Impiccagione (uncredited)
3rd Sombrero Onlooker at Tuco's 1st Hanging (uncredited)
Luis Fernández de Eribe ...
Soldier Coat (uncredited)
Veriano Ginesi ...
Bald Onlooker at Tuco's 1st Hanging (uncredited)
Pardue the Hotel Owner (uncredited)
Sergeant at Confederate Fort (uncredited)
Nazzareno Natale ...
Mexican Bounty Hunter (uncredited)
Barista a Socorro (uncredited)
Antonio Palombi ...
Vecchio Sergente (uncredited)
Julio Martínez Piernavieja ...
Corista al Campo (uncredited)
Jesús Porras ...
Suonatore Armonica al Campo (uncredited)
Member of Angel Eyes' Gang (uncredited)
Antoñito Ruiz ...
Stevens' Youngest Son (uncredited)
Pistolero Recruited by Tuco in the Cave (uncredited)
Enrique Santiago ...
Mexican Bounty Hunter (uncredited)
José Terrón ...
Thomas 'Shorty' Larson (uncredited)
Soldato Unione con Sigaro (uncredited)

Directed by

Sergio Leone

Written by

Luciano Vincenzoni ... (story) &
Sergio Leone ... (story)
Agenore Incrocci ... (screenplay) (as Age) &
Furio Scarpelli ... (screenplay) (as Scarpelli) &
Luciano Vincenzoni ... (screenplay) &
Sergio Leone ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Alberto Grimaldi ... producer

Music by

Ennio Morricone

Cinematography by

Tonino Delli Colli ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Eugenio Alabiso
Nino Baragli

Editorial Department

Vrej Allahverdian ... negative cutter
Joe D'Augustine ... additional editor
Sharol Olson ... color timer (as Sharol Olsen)
Sergio Donati ... additional dialogue (uncredited)
Nazzareno Neri ... final colorist (uncredited)

Production Design by

Carlo Simi

Costume Design by

Carlo Simi

Makeup Department

Rino Carboni ... makeup artist
Rino Todero ... hairdresser

Production Management

Fernando Cinquini ... production manager
Aldo Pomilia ... production supervisor
J.A. Pérez Giner ... production manager (as José Antonio Pérez Giner)
Gray Frederickson ... production manager: USA (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Fabrizio Gianni ... assistant director
Giancarlo Santi ... assistant director

Art Department

Carlo Leva ... assistant art director

Sound Department

James Alfaro ... second engineer
Aldo Ciorba ... foley artist
Vittorio De Sisti ... sound engineer
Bob Lacivita ... re-recording sound mixer
Preston Martin ... second engineer
Elio Pacella ... sound engineer
Alan Porzio ... adr editing / adr recording
Nathan Scruggs ... second engineer
Burton Sharp ... ADR voice casting
Fausto Ancillai ... sound mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Eros Bacciucchi ... special effects
Antonio Baquero ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Giovanni Corridori ... special effects (uncredited)


Román Ariznavarreta ... stunts (uncredited)
Luigi Ciavarro ... stunt actor (uncredited)
John Landis ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Valentino Pelizzi ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Romano Puppo ... stunt actor (uncredited)
Benito Stefanelli ... stunt coordinator (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Fabio Testi ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Franco Di Giacomo ... cameraman
Domenico Parrello ... grip
Sergio Salvati ... assistant cameraman
Angelo Novi ... still photographer (uncredited)

Music Department

Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni ... choirs (as 'I Cantori Moderni' of Alessandroni) / chorus (as 'I Cantori Moderni' of Alessandroni)
Franco Cosacchi ... singer (as 'I Cantori Moderni' of Alessandroni)
Nino Dei ... singer (as 'I Cantori Moderni' of Alessandroni)
Edda Dell'Orso ... singer (as 'I Cantori Moderni' of Alessandroni)
Enzo Gioieni ... singer (as 'I Cantori Moderni' of Alessandroni)
Giuseppe Mastroianni ... recording by
Bruno Nicolai ... musical director
Gianna Spagnolo ... singer (as 'I Cantori Moderni' of Alessandroni)
Alessandro Alessandroni ... music arranger: choral (uncredited) / musician: electric guitar (uncredited) / musician: guitar solos (uncredited) / musician: lead guitar (uncredited) / musician: whistler (uncredited)
Bruno Battisti D'Amario ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Italo Cammarota ... musician: ocarina (uncredited)
Francesco Catania ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Franco De Gemini ... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
E. Wolf Ferrari ... musician: English horn (uncredited)
Michele Lacerenza ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
John O'Neill ... musician: whistler (uncredited)
Vincenzo Restuccia ... musician: percussions (uncredited)
Nicola Samale ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Serena Canevari ... script girl

Additional Crew

Carlo Bartolini ... production assistant
Luigi Corbo ... production secretary
Jack DeLeon ... adr talent (as Christopher Weeks)
Matt Keeslar ... adr talent
Igino Lardani ... titles (as Lardani)
Tony Munroe ... film laboratory services: Triage Motion Picture Services, Los Angeles
Antonio Palombi ... production secretary
Paul Pape ... adr talent
Simon Prescott ... adr talent
Paul Rutan Jr. ... film laboratory services: Triage Motion Picture Services, Los Angeles
David Sargent ... adr talent
Burton Sharp ... adr talent
André Sogliuzzo ... adr talent (extended English-language version) (as Andre Sogliuzzo)
Federico Tofi ... production assistant
Tom Wyner ... adr talent
Gino Baghetti ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Cesare Barbetti ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Gianfranco Bellini ... voice dubbing: Angelo Novi (uncredited)
Manlio Busoni ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Rosetta Calavetta ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Giorgio Capecchi ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Emilio Cigoli ... voice dubbing: Lee Van Cleef (uncredited)
Luciano De Ambrosis ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Maria Pia Di Meo ... voice dubbing: Chelo Alonso (uncredited)
Sergio Fantoni ... voice dubbing: Jesús Guzmán (uncredited)
Massimo Foschi ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Lauro Gazzolo ... voice dubbing: Enzo Petito (uncredited)
Nando Gazzolo ... voice dubbing: Luigi Pistilli (uncredited)
Joyce Gordon ... voice dubbing: Rada Rassimov (uncredited)
Bernie Grant ... voice dubbing: Aldo Giuffrè (uncredited)
Mickey Knox ... dubbing director (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello ... voice dubbing: Joseph Bradley (uncredited)
Pino Locchi ... voice dubbing: Aldo Giuffrè (uncredited) / voice dubbing: Antonio Casale (uncredited)
Anna Miserocchi ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato ... voice dubbing: Al Mulock (uncredited)
Luigi Pavese ... voice dubbing: Antonio Casas (uncredited)
Nino Pavese ... voice dubbing: John Bartha (uncredited)
Bruno Persa ... voice dubbing: Victor Israel (uncredited)
Giorgio Piazza ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Mario Pisu ... voice dubbing: Livio Lorenzon (uncredited)
Giuseppe Rinaldi ... voice dubbing: Antonio Molino Rojo (uncredited)
Carlo Romano ... voice dubbing: Eli Wallach (uncredited)
Enrico Maria Salerno ... voice dubbing: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone ... voice dubbing: Rada Rassimov (uncredited)
Stefano Sibaldi ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Vinicio Sofia ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Sergio Tedesco ... voice dubbing: Nazzareno Natale (uncredited)
Massimo Turci ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Renato Turi ... voice dubbing: Mario Brega (uncredited) / voice dubbing: Román Ariznavarreta (uncredited)


Clint Eastwood ... special thanks
Alberto Grimaldi ... special thanks
Eli Wallach ... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Plot Summary

Blondie (The Good) (Clint Eastwood) is a professional gunslinger who is out trying to earn a few dollars. Angel Eyes (The Bad) (Lee Van Cleef) is a hitman who always commits to a task and sees it through, as long as he is paid to do so. And Tuco (The Ugly) (Eli Wallach) is a wanted outlaw trying to take care of his own hide. Tuco and Blondie share a partnership together making money off of Tuco's bounty, but when Blondie unties the partnership, Tuco tries to hunt down Blondie. When Blondie and Tuco come across a horse carriage loaded with dead bodies, they soon learn from the only survivor, Bill Carson (Antonio Casale), that he and a few other men have buried a stash of gold in a cemetery. Unfortunately, Carson dies and Tuco only finds out the name of the cemetery, while Blondie finds out the name on the grave. Now the two must keep each other alive in order to find the gold. Angel Eyes (who had been looking for Bill Carson) discovers that Tuco and Blondie met with Carson and knows they know the location of the gold. All he needs is for the two to lead him to it. Now The Good, the Bad and the Ugly must all battle it out to get their hands on two hundred thousand dollars worth of gold. Written by Jeremy Thomson

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Taglines They formed an alliance of hate to steal a fortune in dead man's gold See more »
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Also Known As
  • I due magnifici straccioni (Italy)
  • El bueno, el feo y el malo (Spain)
  • El bo, el lleig i el dolent (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Zwei glorreiche Halunken (West Germany)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (World-wide, English title)
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  • 161 min
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Budget $1,200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia According to Eli Wallach, when it came time to blow up the bridge, Sergio Leone asked the Spanish Army Captain in charge to trigger the fuse, as a sign of gratitude for the Army's collaboration. They agreed to blow up the bridge when Leone gave the signal "Vai!" (Go!) over the walkie-talkie. Unfortunately, another crew member spoke on the same channel, saying the words "vai, vai!", meaning "it's okay, proceed" to a second crew member. The Captain heard this signal, thought it was for him, and blew up the bridge. Unfortunately, no cameras were running at the time. Leone was so upset that he fired the crewman, who promptly fled from the set in his car. The Captain was so sorry for what happened that he proposed to Leone that the Army would rebuild the bridge to blow it up again, with one condition: that the fired crewman be re-hired. Leone agreed, the crewman was forgiven, the bridge was rebuilt, and the scene was successfully shot. See more »
Goofs You can see a car passing by in the background when Tuco is balancing on the cross on the graveyard in the end of the movie. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano (1985). See more »
Soundtracks The Story Of A Soldier See more »
Crazy Credits Although Eli Wallach has the most screen time and is one of the titular characters, he is credited as "...and Eli Wallach in the role of Tuco" after all the other actors' names appear. See more »
Quotes Blondie: You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
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