The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
Directed by Sergio Leone
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Antonio Casale, Rada Rassimov
"Wanted in 14 counties of this state, the condemned is found guilty of the crimes of murder, armed robbery of citizens, state banks, and post offices; the theft of sacred objects, arson in a state prison, perjury, bigamy, deserting his wife and children, inciting prostitution, kidnapping, extortion, receiving stolen goods, selling stolen goods, passing counterfeit money, and contrary to the law, he is guilty of using marked cards and loaded dice."
THE definitive Sergio Leone western masterpiece! Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef shine as the main protagonists in this bullet ridden story of three men's pursuit of $200,000 in Confederate money.
At almost 3 hours running time, Leone has created a work of cinematic art. There is never a dull moment onscreen. And the music is superb! This is simply beautifully shot and the acting is incredible. Not to be missed, this tapestry of ruthless betrayal and greed will keep you entranced from the opening titles to the closing seconds. Magnificent.