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Once Upon a Time in the West ()

C'era una volta il West (original title)
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A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

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Jill McBain
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Frank
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Manuel 'Cheyenne' Gutiérrez
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Harmonica
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Morton - Railroad Baron
Paolo Stoppa ...
Sam
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Stony - Member of Frank's Gang
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Snaky - Member of Frank's Gang
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Sheriff - Auctioneer
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Brett McBain
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Barman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Livio Andronico ...
Bit part (uncredited)
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Member of Cheyenne's Gang (uncredited)
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Member of Frank's Gang Playing Poker (uncredited)
Joseph Bradley ...
Train Station Master (uncredited)
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Member of Frank's Gang Smoking Pipe at Auction (uncredited)
Marilù Carteny ...
Mourner at Brett McBain's Funeral (uncredited)
Saturno Cerra ...
Member of Frank's Gang on Train (uncredited)
Luigi Ciavarro ...
Older Sheriff's Deputy (uncredited)
Spartaco Conversi ...
Member of Frank's Gang Shot Through Boot (uncredited)
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3rd Member of Cheyenne's Gang (uncredited)
Bill Crawley ...
Railway Worker (uncredited)
Paolo Figlia ...
Member of Frank's Gang (uncredited)
John Frederick ...
Jim - Member of Frank's Gang (uncredited)
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Member of Frank's Gang in Flashback (uncredited)
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Frank's Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Member of Frank's Gang in Flashback (uncredited)
Stefano Imparato ...
Patrick McBain (uncredited)
Francesca Leone ...
Girl at Flagstone Station (uncredited)
Raffaella Leone ...
Girl at Flagstone Station (uncredited)
Frank Leslie ...
Member of Frank's Gang in Flashback (uncredited)
Luigi Magnani ...
Unconfirmed Role (uncredited)
Claudio Mancini ...
Harmonica's Brother (uncredited)
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Harmonica as a Boy (uncredited)
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Member of Frank's Gang at Auction (uncredited)
Enrico Morsella ...
Member of Frank's Gang in Flashback (uncredited)
Umberto Morsella ...
Member of Frank's Gang in Flashback (uncredited)
Al Mulock ...
Knuckles - Member of Frank's Gang (uncredited)
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Morton's Train Conductor (uncredited)
Tullio Palmieri ...
Flagstone Carpenter (uncredited)
Antonio Palombi ...
Cattle Corner Station Agent (uncredited)
Renato Pinciroli ...
First Bidder at Auction (uncredited)
Lorenzo Robledo ...
2nd Member of Cheyenne's Gang (uncredited)
Sandra Salvatori ...
Mourner at Brett McBain's Funeral (uncredited)
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Cheyenne's Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Vecino (uncredited)
Enzo Santaniello ...
Timmy McBain (uncredited)
Simonetta Santaniello ...
Maureen McBain (uncredited)
Claudio Scarchilli ...
Member of Frank's Gang (uncredited)
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
Sheriff's Deputy (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ...
Construction Yard Owner (uncredited)
Benito Stefanelli ...
Frank's Lieutenant (uncredited)
Luana Strode ...
Indian Woman at Cattle Corner Station (uncredited)
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Member of Frank's Gang with Black Hat at Auction (uncredited)
Dino Zamboni ...
Man in the Bar (uncredited)
Marco Zuanelli ...
Wobbles (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sergio Leone

Written by

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Sergio Donati ... (screenplay by) &
Sergio Leone ... (screenplay by)
 
Dario Argento ... (from a story by) &
Bernardo Bertolucci ... (from a story by) &
Sergio Leone ... (from a story by)

Produced by

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Bino Cicogna ... executive producer
Fulvio Morsella ... producer

Music by

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Ennio Morricone ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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Tonino Delli Colli ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Nino Baragli ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Andreina Casini ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Carlo Reali ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Carlo Simi ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Carlo Simi ... (sets by)
Rafael Ferri ... (uncredited)
Carlo Leva ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Carlo Simi ... (costumes by)
Antonella Pompei ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Alberto De Rossi ... makeup supervision
Giannetto De Rossi ... makeup
Grazia De Rossi ... hairdresser

Production Management

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Claudio Mancini ... production manager
Ugo Tucci ... production supervisor
Camillo Teti ... assistant production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Giancarlo Santi ... first assistant director
Adolfo Aristarain ... assistant director (uncredited)
Salvatore Basile ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Antonio Palombi ... assistant production designer (uncredited)
Enrico Simi ... assistant set decorator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Fausto Ancillai ... sound engineer
Luciano Anzellotti ... sound effects (as Luciano Anzilotti)
Roberto Arcangeli ... sound effects
Gilles Barberis ... audio restorer
Alessandro Biancani ... audio restorer
Italo Cameracanna ... sound effects
Claudio Maielli ... sound engineer
Elio Pacella ... sound engineer

Special Effects by

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Eros Bacciucchi ... special effects (as Bacciucchi)

Visual Effects by

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Carlo De Marchis ... miniature maker (uncredited)

Stunts

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John Landis ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Franco Di Giacomo ... camera operator (uncredited)
Roberto Forges Davanzati ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Giuseppe Lanci ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Angelo Novi ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marilù Carteny ... assistant costume designer (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ennio Morricone ... music conducted by
Alessandro Alessandroni ... musician: whistle (uncredited)
Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni ... music performers (uncredited)
Franco De Gemini ... musician: harmonica solo (uncredited)
Sergio Marcotulli ... music engineer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Ferruccio Amendola ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Manuel Amigo ... second production supervisor (uncredited)
Serena Canevari ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Roberto Chevalier ... voice dubbing: Stefano Imparato (uncredited)
Carlo D'Angelo ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Luciano De Ambrosis ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Manlio De Angelis ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Arturo Dominici ... voice dubbing: Michael Harvey (uncredited)
Corrado Gaipa ... voice dubbing: Frank Wolff (uncredited)
Lauro Gazzolo ... voice dubbing: Antonio Palombi (uncredited)
Nando Gazzolo ... voice dubbing: Henry Fonda (uncredited)
Joyce Gordon ... voice dubbing: Claudia Cardinale (uncredited)
Bernie Grant ... voice dubbing: Gabriele Ferzetti (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani ... voice dubbing: Aldo Sambrell (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello ... voice dubbing: Marco Zuanelli (uncredited)
Pino Locchi ... voice dubbing: Benito Stefanelli (uncredited)
Anna Rita Pasanisi ... voice dubbing: Simonetta Santaniello (uncredited)
Bruno Persa ... voice dubbing: Jack Elam (uncredited)
Mario Pisu ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Cesare Polacco ... voice dubbing: Lionel Stander (uncredited)
Giuseppe Rinaldi ... voice dubbing: Charles Bronson (uncredited)
Carlo Romano ... voice dubbing: Jason Robards (uncredited)
Giovanni Saccenti ... voice dubbing: Renato Pinciroli (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone ... voice dubbing: Claudia Cardinale (uncredited)
Stefano Sibaldi ... voice dubbing: Keenan Wynn (uncredited)
Benito Stefanelli ... master of arms (uncredited)
Sergio Tedesco ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Glauco Teti ... production secretary (uncredited)
Wanda Tettoni ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Renato Turi ... voice dubbing: Tullio Palmieri (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Story of a young woman, Mrs. McBain, who moves from New Orleans to frontier Utah, on the very edge of the American West. She arrives to find her new husband and family slaughtered, but by whom? The prime suspect, coffee-lover Cheyenne, befriends her and offers to go after the real killer, assassin gang leader Frank, in her honor. He is accompanied by Harmonica, a man already on a quest to get even. Written by DrGoodBeat / edited by statmanjeff

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Taglines There were three men in her life. One to take her... one to love her... and one to kill her. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (United States)
  • There Was Once the West (United States)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (World-wide, English title)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (Europe, English title)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (Canada, English title)
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Runtime
  • 165 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Henry Fonda originally turned down the role of Frank. Director Sergio Leone flew to the United States and met with Fonda, who asked why he was wanted for the film. Leone replied, "Picture this: the camera shows a gunman from the waist down pulling his gun and shooting a running child. The camera pans up to the gunman's face and...it's Henry Fonda" (until then, with one exception, Fonda had only been cast in "good guy" roles. Leone wanted the audience to be shocked). See more »
Goofs When Frank rides to meet Harmonica for the showdown, he is riding on a white horse, a minute later the horse changes color and is a dapple gray color. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Clock (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Danny Boy See more »
Crazy Credits The film's title does not appear until the end of the final scene. See more »
Quotes Harmonica: [facing three men] And Frank?
Snaky: Frank sent us.
Harmonica: Did you bring a horse for me?
Snaky: Well... looks like we're...
[snickers]
Snaky: ...looks like we're shy one horse.
Harmonica: [shaking head] You brought two too many.
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