For A Few Dollars More (1965)

SERGIO LEONE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

Original story:  Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu

Italy/Spain/West Germany, 1965.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Arturo González Producciones Cinematográficas, Constantin Film.  Scenario by Sergio Leone, , Screenplay by , Sergio Leone, English dialogue by Luciano Vincenzoni.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Sergio Leone followed up the popular Fistful Of Dollars with this staggering action film, an enjoyable sequel that surpasses the original in some ways.  Clint Eastwood returns as the Man With No Name (here referred to as ‘Manco’, or ‘One-Handed’ in Spanish) who is traveling the countryside killing criminals for reward money. He now has a rival in , an equally adept rifleman who intends to make a retirement fund out of his bounty hunting, but the two of them butt heads when they realize they’re after the same man. Mega villain has just escaped from prison, and the reward money being offered is enough to allow either of our hunters to retire for the rest of their lives. The lines of good guys and bad guys are irresistibly mixed in this terrific tribute to the good old days of Western lore, with Leone utilizing terrific character detail to accent the rousing action scenes. Gorgeous cinematography of panoramic vistas (Italy subbing for the wild wild west) is no detraction either.

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