Plot Summary: A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Director: Sergio Leone
Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni (story & screenplay), Sergio Leone (story & screenplay), Agenore Incrocci (screenplay, as Age), Furio Scarpelli (screenplay, as Scarpelli), Mickey Knox (English version by)
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
Serious Jest: (Must Own) Unless you hate spaghetti Westerns, this film needs to be in your collection. It’s a classic tale of greed, backstabbing, strategy, and dumb luck. If you ever want to really understand a director like Quentin Tarantino, you need to watch at least one Leone film. Leone was a visionary! This is my favorite of the “Dollars Trilogy” thematic series. Eastwood and Van Cleef are completely badass in this one, but Wallach steals the show as Tuco! The cinematography is awesome, Ennio Morricone‘s score enhances the action and tension, and this film starts and ends epicly.