Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

There were three men in her life. One to take her... one to love her... and one to kill her.

  • Genre: Western
  • Release Date: 1968-12-21
  • User Rating: 8.1/10 from 1508 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 55min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: Italy, Spain, United States of America
  • Director: Sergio Leone
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This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and her land.

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  • Claudia Cardinale

    as Jill McBain
  • Henry Fonda

    as Frank
  • Jason Robards

    as Manuel 'Cheyenne' Gutiérrez
  • Charles Bronson

    as Harmonica
  • Gabriele Ferzetti

    as Morton - Railroad Baron
  • Paolo Stoppa

    as Sam
  • Woody Strode

    as Stony - Member of Frank's Gang
  • Jack Elam

    as Snaky - Member of Frank's Gang
  • Keenan Wynn

    as Sheriff - Auctioneer
  • Frank Wolff

    as Brett McBain
  • Lionel Stander

    as Barman
  • Enzo Santaniello

    as Timmy McBain (uncredited)
  • Simonetta Santaniello

    as Maureen McBain (uncredited)
  • Marco Zuanelli

    as Wobbles (uncredited)
  • Al Mulock

    as Knuckles - Member of Frank's Gang (uncredited)
  • John Frederick

    as Jim - Member of Frank's Gang (uncredited)
  • Michael Harvey

    as Frank's Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Benito Stefanelli

    as Frank's Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Antonio Molino Rojo

    as Member of Frank's Gang at Auction (uncredited)
  • Fabio Testi

    as Member of Frank's Gang at Auction (uncredited)
  • Frank Braña

    as Member of Frank's Gang at Auction (uncredited)
  • Paolo Figlia

    as Member of Frank's Gang at Auction (uncredited)
  • Saturno Cerra

    as Member of Frank's Gang on Train (uncredited)
  • Spartaco Conversi

    as Member of Frank's Gang on Train (uncredited)
  • Aldo Berti

    as Member of Frank's Gang on Train (uncredited)
  • Aldo Sambrell

    as Cheyenne's Gang Member (uncredited)
  • Lorenzo Robledo

    as Cheyenne's Gang Member (uncredited)
  • Bruno Corazzari

    as Cheyenne's Gang Member (uncredited)
  • Antonio Palombi

    as Station Agent (uncredited)
  • Luukialuana Kalaeloa

    as Indian Woman (uncredited)
  • Renato Pinciroli

    as First Bidder at Auction (uncredited)
  • Claudio Mancini

    as Harmonica's Brother (uncredited)
  • Conrado San Martín

    as Vecino (uncredited)
Directing Sergio Leone Director
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Camera Tonino Delli Colli Director of Photography
Editing Nino Baragli Editor
Art Carlo Simi Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Antonella Pompei Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Carlo Simi Costume Design
Crew Eros Bacciucchi Special Effects
Crew John Landis Stunts
Production Bino Cicogna Executive Producer
Production Fulvio Morsella Producer
Writing Dario Argento Story
Writing Bernardo Bertolucci Story
Writing Sergio Leone Story
Writing Sergio Leone Screenplay
Writing Sergio Donati Screenplay
Production Claudio Mancini Producer
Sound Roberto Arcangeli Sound Effects