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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


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 ever was one. The cast, the score, the visuals. Everything about it fits together so marvelously. All the moving... 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


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


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Jill: You wake up one morning and say "World, I know you! From now on there are no more surprises!".


Cheyenne: Yeah, go on. Play, Harmonica. Play, so you can't bullshit.


Frank: What do you want? Who are you?
Harmonica: Dave Jenkins.
Frank: Dave Jenkins is dead a long time ago.
Harmonica: Calder Benson.
Frank: What's your name? Benson's dead, too.
Harmonica: You should know, Frank, better than anyone. You killed them.


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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.
Over half of the film's budget went to paying the actors' salaries.
Henry Fonda prepared for his role as the villain "Frank" by arriving in Italy with a pair of brown colored contact lenses and a grown mustache. When Sergio Leone saw them, he ordered them removed. Leone had planned an important close-up shot of Frank's entrance and wanted the audience to instantly recognize Fonda with those blue eyes.
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Once Upon a Time in the West

Released 1968
Inducted 2009
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