We're celebrating the late Italian composer Ennio Morricone with this month's Vintage Sundays.
With more than 500 film and television scores over six decades the late Italian composer’s work is mystical, innovative and, quite simply, legendary. Following our one-off screening of Giuseppe Tornatore's documentary, ENNIO, on August 2, we're presenting Sergio Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST in its natural home: the cinema.
To get his hands on prime land in Sweetwater, crippled railroad baron Morton (Gabriele Ferzetti) hires some killers led by blue-eyed sadist Frank (Fonda), who wipe out property owner Brett McBain (Frank Wolff) and his family. McBain’s newly arrived bride, Jill (Cardinale), however, inherits the land instead. Both outlaw Cheyenne (Robards) and mysterious ‘Harmonica’ (Bronson) take it upon themselves to look after Jill and thwart Frank’s plans to seize her land. As alliances and betrayals mutate, it soon becomes clear that Harmonica wants to get Frank for another reason – “something to do with death”.
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Director: Sergio Leone
Cast: Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Claudia Cardinale
Running Time: 166 minutes