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Once Upon a Time in the West Overview:

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) was a Western - Epic Film directed by Sergio Leone and produced by Bino Cicogna and Fulvio Morsella.

Once Upon a Time in the West was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2009.

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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) – Updated

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 1, 2015 From 4 Star Films

I’m not well versed in Spaghetti Westerns, but I certainly do not need someone to tell me that Sergio Leone’s film is a sprawling epic. That’s an understatement if there every was one. The cast, the score, the visuals. Everything about it fits together so marvelously. All the movin... Read full article


Review: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 1, 2015 From 4 Star Films

I’m not well versed in Spaghetti Westerns, but I certainly do not need someone to tell me that Sergio Leone’s film is a sprawling epic. That’s an understatement if there every was one. The cast, the score, the visuals. Everything about it fits together so marvelously. All the movin... Read full article


Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 25, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Starring Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, and Jason Robards with director Sergio Leone, this is another memorable Italian western. The film follows a recently widowed beauty (Cardinale), the villainous killer who is after her (Fonda), a anti-hero bandit (Robards), and of course the m... Read full article


Top 250 Tuesday: #080 – Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)

By Michael on Sep 10, 2013 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #144 on the list, Sergio Leone‘s Once Upon a Time in the West. For a longer introduction and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what I’ll ... Read full article


Top 250 Tuesday: #078 – Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)

By Michael on Sep 10, 2013 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #144 on the list, Sergio Leone‘s Once Upon a Time in the West. For a longer introduction and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what I’ll ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Cheyenne: [of Harmonica] He not only plays. He can shoot too.


Cheyenne: [to Jill] You know what? If I was you, I'd go down there and give those boys a drink. Can't imagine how happy it makes a man to see a woman like you. Just to look at her. And if one of them should pat your behind, just make believe it's nothing. They earned it.


Frank: [Frank is trying to convince Harmonica to sell him the land Harmonica just won] Just hurry up and make the deal!
Harmonica: Which deal Frank? We've got more than one to settle you and me.


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Facts about

French actor Robert Hossein, who was a good friend of Leone's, was originally to play Morton, but due to scheduling he was unable to take the part, and Gabriele Ferzetti was cast instead.
The first draft of the script was 436 pages long.
When Henry Fonda was trying to decide whether to be in this film, he asked his friend Eli Wallach, who had just made _Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (1966) with Sergio Leone, if he should take the part of Frank. Wallach said that he had to do it and told Fonda, "You will have the time of your life." (Similarly, it was Fonda, saying he considered Leone one of the greatest directors he ever worked with, who persuaded 'James Coburn' to take the part of Mallory in the second "Once Upon a Time..." film, GiĆ¹ la testa.)
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National Film Registry

Once Upon a Time in the West

Released 1968
Inducted 2009
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