Possibly the greatest Spaghetti Western
ever made. Starred Charles Bronson
, Henry Fonda
, and Jason Robards
, and Claudia Cardinale
Directed by the great Sergio Leone, this movie is usually cut down from its original run time of 165 minutes. It is the only film in which Fonda ever played the villain, and he is spectacularly evil. Bronson's subdued style is perfect for the enigmatic Harmonica, while Robards finds a sort of aged Billy The Kid in the character of Cheyenne.
Surreal and full of mystery, this film is a cut above anything else in the genre. It's simultaneously funny and chilling and has a fantastic female lead who, unusually for a Western, is as strong and important a character as any of the men.