Sergio Leone's epic homage to the Hollywood western has become a cinematic classic. Leone plays with the genre's conventions primarily through evocative camerawork and music, and with a minimum of dialogue. Starring Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards and Charles Bronson, Once Upon a Time in the West follows several stories, all centering on greed, murder and revenge. In one, gunmen slaughter an entire family who are awaiting the arrival of their father's new bride. The wife valiantly attempts to hold on to the land she has inherited. But the cold-blooded outlaws who committed the massacre want to complete the job by killing her. There's also a mysterious "Nameless Man" who has his own reasons for hunting down these bandits... and he has murder on his mind.

Director:

Sergio Leone

Cast:

Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, Paolo Stoppa, Gabriele Ferzetti, Woody Strode, Jack Elam

MPAA Rating:

PG-13

Run Time:

2hrs 45mins

Release Year:

1969

Country Of Origin:

USA