Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Directed by Sergio Leone
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Johnny Wells, Joe Edger, Jose Calvo, Marianne Koch
"Everybody here has become very rich, or they are dead."
My main man Clint takes these words to heart and he definitely doesn't plan on being planted in the ground, so he goes about getting rich right away!
This is it folks, the spaghetti western classic that made Eastwood an international star and launched the career of Sergio Leone. Ennio Morricone provides the immortal score.
From the get-go you know this is not your typical western. A bandit kicks a small child in the rear and then shoots at him as he runs away screaming and crying! Audiences in 1964 must have been flabbergasted. Clint is "The Man With No Name" who rides into a town filled to the brim with bad characters. There are two gangs, the Rojos and the Baxters, who control everything. Our hero reasons that he's in the middle and therefore must manipulate the situation to his monetary advantage. Watching him outwit both families is exciting from start to finish.