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A Fistful of Dollars

Knowledge Identifier: $A_Fistful_of_Dollars

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A Fistful of Dollars

1964 spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, alongside Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Sieghardt Rupp, José Calvo, Antonio Prieto, and Joseph Egger add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1959.

Countries: Italy (32%), (18%), United States (14%)

Main connections: Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonte

Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, Toho, British Film Institute, Scribd

 

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1961

It won't be the last," the film was effectively an unofficial and unlicensed remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1961 film "Yojimbo" , lifting themes and character types from that samurai film add something

 

Dollars Trilogy - "A Fistful of Dollars" is an unofficial remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1961 film "Yojimbo" starring Toshiro Mifune, which resulted in a successful lawsuit by Toho


1962

Wolfgang Lukschy - Possibly his most noted performances worldwide were his roles as Alfred Jodl in the 1962 American war film "The Longest Day" and as John Baxter in Sergio Leone's 1964 production "A Fistful of Dollars" alongside Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volonté


1963

Clint Eastwood - In late 1963 Eastwood's co-star on Rawhide, Eric Fleming, rejected an offer to star in an Italian-made western called A Fistful of Dollars, to be directed in a remote region of Spain by Sergio Leone, who was relatively unknown at the time.


1964

Released in Italy in 1964 and in the United States in 1967, it initiated the popularity of the spaghetti western film genre add something

 

Marianne Koch - Sergio Leone's 1964 production "A Fistful of Dollars" showcased her alongside Clint Eastwood as a civilian tormented by ruthless local gangsters, torn between her husband and child and the villains

 

Sieghardt Rupp - His most noted western performance was his role as Estaban Rojo in Sergio Leone's 1964 production "A Fistful of Dollars" alongside Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volonté

 

Duccio Tessari - In 1964 he co-wrote Sergio Leone's "A Fistful of Dollars", one year later he gained an impressive commercial success and launched the Giuliano Gemma's career with "A Pistol for Ringo" and its immediate sequel, "The Return of Ringo"

 

Jose Calvo - In 1964 he starred as the innkeeper Silvanito in Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western production "A Fistful of Dollars" as one of Clint Eastwood's few "amigos" in the town of San Miguel

 

Charles Bronson - The director, Sergio Leone, once called him "the greatest actor I ever worked with", and had wanted to cast Bronson for the lead in 1964's "A Fistful of Dollars"

 

Harrison later stated, "May 1964 be my greatest contribution to cinema was not doing "A Fistful of Dollars" and recommending Clint for the part add something

 

"A Fistful of Dollars" was released in Italy in September 1964 add something


1966

Franco Giraldi - Shortly after his work with Leone in "A Fistful of Dollars" Giraldi directed his first spaghetti western, "Seven Guns for the MacGregors", released in 1966


1967

Upon the film's American release in 1967, both Philip French and Bosley Crowther were unimpressed with the film itself add something

 

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - In the United States, "A Fistful of Dollars" was released January 18, 1967 ; "For a Few Dollars More" was released May 10, 1967 ; and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" was released December 29, 1967


2012

However, in response to these immediate negative reviews, Howard Hughes, in his 2012 book 'Once upon a time in the Italian West', reflected by stating: "American and British critics largely chose to ignore Fistful's release, few recognising its satirical humour or groundbreaking style, preferring to trash the shoddy production values add something


2014

The 67th Cannes Film Festival, held in 2014, celebrated the "50th anniversary of the birth of the Spaghetti Western add something