Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (Italy, 1966). This is the third part in the unofficial trilogy of the "Dollars movies".
Also known asThe Good, The Bad and The Ugly (U.S.A.) | Zwei glorreiche Halunken (Germany) | Der Gute, der Hässliche, der Böse (Switzerland) | Le Bon, La Brute et le Truand (France) | O bom, o mau e o Vilão (Portugal) | El bueno, el feo y el malo (Spain) | El bo el lleig i el dolent (Spain, Catalan title) | Den gode, den onde, den fule (Sweden) | Hyvät, pahat ja rumat (Finland) | Hyvät pahat rumat (Finland) | Goda, onda och fula (Finland) | Den Gode, den vonde og den hjartelause (Norway) | Dobry, zły i brzydki (Poland) | Dobrzy, brzydcy i źli (Poland) | A Jó, a Rossz és a csúf (Hungary) | I due magnifici straccioni (Italy) | De geode, de harde, de vagabond (Belgium) | O Bom, O Mal e O Feio (Brazil) | Três Homens em Conflito (Brazil) | Den Gode, den onde og den grusomme (Denmark) | O kalos, o kakos kai oashimos (Greece) | Bunul, raul si urâtul (Romania) | Iyi, kötü ve çirkin (Turkey) | Dobar, los, zao (Croatia) | The Magnificent Rogues (U.K.) | 続・夕陽のガンマン Zoku Yuhino Gunman (Japan) | Hodný, zlý a ošklivý (Czech Republic) | خوب بد زشت (Iran) | Добрият, лошият и злият (Bulgaria)
The Good (Clint Eastwood), The Bad (Lee Van Cleef) and The Ugly (Eli Wallach) are all out to get a large consignment of gold, which is buried in a graveyard. The Good knows the name of the grave and The Ugly knows the graveyard this is in. As they travel through Civil War torn America, they are constantly trying to double cross each other in order to get the gold for themselves. The film finishes with a dramatic three way gunfight.
- Cast (Italian): Clint Eastwood (Blondie), Eli Wallach (Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez / 'The Rat'), Lee Van Cleef (Sentenza / Angel Eyes), Aldo Giuffrè (Captain Clinton), Luigi Pistilli (Padre Pablo Ramirez), Rada Rassimov (Maria), Enzo Petito (Milton, storekeeper), Claudio Scarchilli (Tuco henchman), Livio Lorenzon (Baker), Antonio Casale (Jackson / Bill Carson), Sandro Scarchilli (Tuco henchman), Benito Stefanelli (Angel Eyes henchman), Angelo Novi (monk), Mario Brega (Corporal/Sergeant Wallace),
- Additional International cast: John Bartha [as John Bartho] (sheriff), Antonio Casas (John Mondrega/Stevens), Aldo Sambrell (Angel Eyes henchman), Al Mulock [as Al Mulloch] (Elam, bounty hunter), Sergio Mendizábal (saloon proprietor), Antonio Molino Rojo [as Molino Rocho] (Captain Harper), Lorenzo Robledo (Clem, Angel Eyes henchman)
- Uncredited & Background actors: Luigi Ciavarro (Angel Eyes henchman), Romano Puppo (Angel Eyes henchman), Aysanoa Runachagua (Tuco henchman), Frank Braña (bounty hunter, opening), Saturno Cerra (bounty hunter, opening), Chelo Alonso (Mrs. Mondrega/Stevens), Antonio Ruiz (Stevens youngest son), José Aquilino Montoya (bounty hunter, 2nd group), Luis Rodríguez (bounty hunter, 2nd group), Román Ariznavarreta (bounty hunter, 2nd group), Victor Israel (Confederate sergeant), José Terrón (Thomas 'Shorty' Larson), Franco Tocci (Union sergeant overseeing singers), Axel Darna (dying Confederate soldier), Alberigo Donadeo (1st hanging onlooker), Amerigo Castrighella (1st hanging onlooker), Veriano Ginesi (1st hanging onlooker)ábal
- Scenes cut, confirmed by still pics: Ricardo Palacios (Socorro bartender), Silvana Bacci (Socorro prostitute)
- Director: Sergio Leone
- Story: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone
- Screenplay: Agenore Incrocci [as Age], Furio Scarpelli [as Scarpelli], Sergio Leone, Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Donati (uncredited)
- English Dialogue: Mickey Knox
- Cinematography: Tonino Delli Colli [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
- Music: Ennio Morricone
- Song: "Story of a Soldier" sung by I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni
- Producer: Alberto Grimaldi
- The English trailer for the film got The Bad and The Ugly the wrong way round.
- Eli Wallach was almost killed several times during the production. First was when his horse ran away into the desert during the hanging scene with Wallach's hands tied up and still mounted on the horse. Second was during the filming of the chain cutting sequence with the train's protruding steps able to easily decapitate the actor. Finally, between cuts, a bottle of acid was accidentaly placed next to Wallach's beverage. He accidentaly sipped the acid but quickly spat it out. Obviously furious.
- The bridge was blown up three times! The first time, a Spanish army captain (who had been given the honor of detonating the bridge) blew the bridge when he mistook what someone yelled for the ok. The second time, the cameras were not rolling! The third time was the success seen on film.
- Preceded by Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More in Leone's loose trilogy
Versions and runtimes
- Runtime: 178 min (original Italian version) / 175 min (current Italian version) / 179 min (MGM extended version) / 162 min (international theatrical version)
- Schnittbericht zwischen US-Erstauflage - Gold Edition (DVD) auf Schnittberichte.com
- Schnittbericht zwischen BBFC 18 DVD - Director's Cut auf Schnittberichte.com
- Schnittbericht zwischen alter - neuer TV Fassung auf Schnittberichte.com
- Release Date: December 23, 1966 (Italy)
- December 29, 1967 (United States)
Production and business
- Color, Technicolor.
- Budget: $1,200,000 (estimated, according to imdb.com)
- Box office:
- (1966) 3211 (Italy, in million lira)
- $19,000,000 (USA) acc. to imdb.com
Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood and Lee van Cleef's original voices are heard in the English language track of this film. For the extended cut released on home video, some scenes had to be re-dubbed with the already older Wallach and Eastwood, a difference audible to some fans.