Paramount Pictures released Once Upon a Time in the West to theaters on December 20, 1968. Sergio Leone directed the film which starred Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, and Claudia Cardinale.
‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ Movie Summary
Sergio Leone‘s ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ begins at a train station, outside the fictional town of Flagstone, three men ambush a harmonica-playing man as he gets off the train. The mysterious cowboy shoots faster than the three, and he kills them all.
Meanwhile, a railroad tycoon, with crippling tuberculosis named Mr. Morton, hires a killer named Frank to intimidate Brett McBain off his land which plans to build the town of Sweetwater. on Instead, Frank just kills McBain and his three children. Frank then plants evidence that the outlaw Manuel “Cheyenne” Gutiérrez committed the crime.
At the same time, a woman named Jill arrives from New Orleans, and reveals to the town she secretly married Brett. She becomes the sole heir of Sweetwater.
At a roadhouse outside Flagstone, Cheyenne meets the mysterious harmonica-playing man, and names him Harmonica. Harmonica tells Cheyenne that he killed three men posing as Cheyenne’s cronies at the train station. While nobody knows it yet, Harmonica has a vendetta against Frank (as does Cheyenne), so the two men form a bit of a bond in earnest.read full summary
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