Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

8.62 / Rated by 4 people

165 min.
Plot  The film portrays two conflicts that take place around Flagstone, a fictional town in the American Old West: a land battle related to construction of a railroad, and a mission of vengeance against a cold-blooded killer. A struggle exists for Sweetwater, a piece of land near Flagstone containing the region's only water source. The land was bought by Brett McBain (Frank Wolff), who foresaw that the railroad would have to pass through that area to provide water for the steam locomotives. When crippled railroad tycoon Morton (Gabriele Ferzetti) learns of this, he sends his hired gun Frank (Henry Fonda) to intimidate McBain to move off the land, but Frank instead kills McBain and his three children, planting evidence to frame the bandit Cheyenne (Jason Robards). It appears the land has no owner; however, a former prostitute (Claudia Cardinale) arrives from New Orleans, revealing she is Jill McBain, Brett's new wife and the owner of the land.

Meanwhile, a mysterious harmonica-playing ...



Claudia Cardinale
Jill McBain
Henry Fonda
Jason Robards
Manuel "Cheyenne" Gutierrez
Charles Bronson
Gabriele Ferzetti
Mr. Morton
Keenan Wynn
The Sheriff of Flagstone
Lionel Stander
The Barman
Woody Strode
Aldo Sambrell
Cheyenne's Lieutenant


All Titles

C'era una volta il West
Italian Original Title
Once Upon a Time in the West
English Title

Release Dates




McBilek rated C'era una volta il West (1968) with 8.5 stars / 09.05.2016

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