A Fistful of Dollars

The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the Rojo brothers, the stranger inserts himself into the middle of the long-simmering battle, selling false information to both sides for his own benefit.
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Film Cast:

  • Joe: Clint Eastwood
  • Marisol: Marianne Koch
  • Ramón Rojo: Gian Maria Volonté
  • John Baxter: Wolfgang Lukschy
  • Esteban Rojo: Sieghardt Rupp
  • Piripero: Joseph Egger
  • Don Benito Rojo / Don Miguel Rojo: Antonio Prieto
  • Silvanito: José Calvo
  • Consuelo Baxter: Margarita Lozano
  • Julián: Daniel Martín
  • Rubio: Benito Stefanelli
  • Chico: Mario Brega
  • Antonio Baxter: Bruno Carotenuto
  • Rojo Gang Member: Aldo Sambrell
  • Baxter Gunman #1 (uncredited): Lorenzo Robledo
  • Baxter Gunman #2 (uncredited): Antonio Molino Rojo
  • Baxter Gunman #3 (uncredited): Luis Barboo
  • Cavalry Captain (uncredited): Juan Cortés
  • Baxter Gunman (uncredited): William R. Thompkins
  • Rojo Gang Member Crushed by Wine Cask (uncredited): Fernando Sánchez Polack
  • Rojo Gang Member (uncredited): José Canalejas
  • Rojo Gang Member (uncredited): Jose Halufi
  • Jesus (uncredited): Nino Del Arco
  • Juan De Dios (uncredited): Antonio Moreno
  • Baxter Gunman (uncredited): Frank Braña
  • Rojo Gang Member (uncredited): Álvaro de Luna
  • Man at Bar (uncredited): Lee Miller
  • (uncredited): José Orjas
  • (uncredited): Manuel Peña
  • Rojo Gang Member (uncredited): Antonio Pica
  • Baxter Gunman (uncredited): Julio Pérez Tabernero
  • Mexican Cavalry Captain (uncredited): José Riesgo
  • Miguel – Rojo Gunman (uncredited): Umberto Spadaro
  • The Balladeer (voice) (uncredited): Peter Tevis
  • Mexican Soldier (uncredited): Edmondo Tieghi
  • (uncredited): Antonio Vico
  • Rojo Gang Member (uncredited): Luis Rodriguez

Film Crew:

  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Screenstory: Sergio Leone
  • Costumer: Carlo Simi
  • Special Effects: Giovanni Corridori
  • Stunt Coordinator: Benito Stefanelli
  • Original Story: Akira Kurosawa
  • Screenstory: Víctor Andrés Catena
  • Production Manager: Jaime Comas Gil
  • Producer: Arrigo Colombo
  • Producer: Giorgio Papi
  • Director of Photography: Federico G. Larraya
  • Editor: Roberto Cinquini
  • Editor: Alfonso Santacana
  • Director of Photography: Massimo Dallamano
  • Music Arranger: Alessandro Alessandroni
  • Assistant Set Decoration: Adolfo Cofiño
  • Original Story: Ryûzô Kikushima
  • Screenplay: Fernando Di Leo
  • Assistant Director: Tonino Valerii
  • Screenstory: Adriano Bolzoni
  • Screenplay: Duccio Tessari
  • Assistant Director: Mario Caiano
  • Production Manager: Franco Palaggi
  • Camera Operator: Stelvio Massi
  • Stunts: Nosher Powell
  • Second Unit Director: Franco Giraldi
  • Makeup Artist: Alberto Gutiérrez
  • Unit Manager: Fernando Rossi
  • Second Assistant Camera: Eduardo Noé
  • Set Decoration: Sigfrido Burman
  • Musician: Michele Lacerenza
  • Production Manager: Günter Raguse
  • Special Effects: Manuel Baquero
  • Still Photographer: Julio Wizuete
  • Set Decoration: Francisco Rodríguez Asensio
  • Hairstylist: Dolores Clavel
  • Makeup Artist: Sam Watkins
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: José Luis Pérez
  • Sound: Elio Pacella
  • Production Manager: Ramón Crespo
  • Assistant Director: Julio Sempere
  • Assistant Editor: Alicia Castillo
  • First Assistant Camera: Ramón Sempere
  • Camera Operator: José María Sánchez
  • Production Assistant: Jerónimo Montoro
  • Production Assistant: Eugenio Villar
  • Technical Advisor: William R. Thompkins
  • Unit Production Manager: Anselmo Zabala
  • Assistant Set Decoration: Rafael Pérez Murcia
  • Dialogue: Mark Lowell
  • Production Secretary: Pietro Santini
  • Property Master: Luis Ocaña
  • Second Assistant Camera: Domenico Parrello
  • Title Designer: Igino Lardani
  • Wardrobe Designer: María Casado
  • Theme Song Performance: Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni
  • Theme Song Performance: Peter Tevis
  • Script Supervisor: María Antonia Puerta
  • Script Supervisor: Tilde Watson
  • Production Assistant: Marta Pons
  • Publicist: Géneviève Hersent

Movie Reviews:

  • AshJohann: Funny child acting, nonsense sense of distance, bad dubbing and weak dialogue bring down an otherwise magnificent film. A Western remake of Yojimbo, it’s remarkable how such a simple story can lend itself to such a great experience. The atmosphere is built up masterfully – with stunning cinematography, striking close-ups, beautifully constructed mise-en-scene, a fantastic performance from Eastwood, Moricone’s ever powerful music, and a lovely overabundance of laughing – all culminating in one of the best showdowns in cinematic history.
  • Venti_Pro: Even better than I remember. The story was more interesting than I remembered. The Man With No Name is more fun in this movie than I remembered. The side characters are more interesting than I remembered. My only complaints are that some of the acting and parts of the script could be better. This is really epic movie that I would not mind watching again!
  • r96sk: A supremely entertaining western from 1964!

    I will say the dubbing nature of ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ is a little distracting early on, but by the time the opening portion concluded I was incredibly interested in what was happening onscreen. The pacing is excellent, thanks to some very fine cinematography, great action sequences and a top notch score.

    Clint Westwood debuts as a leading movie star and is terrific throughout, portraying the wonderfully named J̶o̶e̶ “the Man with No Name”. It’s little surprise these are the films that truly made him. Away from Eastwood, I really enjoyed the trio that played the Rojo brothers – Gian Maria Volonté (aka Johnny Wels), Sieghardt Rupp and Antonio Prieto. They’re just as important as the main man and play the roles superbly.

    Bring on the sequels!

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