Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

C'era una volta il West

Plot: Nestled deep in the middle of nowhere, suddenly, Irishman Brett McBain's dusty settlement, the Sweetwater, becomes a pole of attraction for beautiful widows in black and notorious desperadoes alike. As Frank, the unscrupulous gun-for-hire, tries every trick in the book to fulfil the aspiration of his terminally ill boss, Morton, the railroad magnate, another visitor, Harmonica, the taciturn stranger with the lighting-fast right hand, enters the picture. Now, greed and ambition put everyone's already fragile allegiances to the test, as hidden personal agendas seem to rule them all. However, the past always comes back to haunt us. Can there be redemption in revenge?

Alternative Plot: There's a single piece of land around Flagstone with water on it, and rail baron Morton (Gabriele Ferzetti) aims to have it, knowing the new railroad will have to stop there. He sends his henchman Frank (Henry Fonda) to scare the land's owner, McBain (Frank Wolff), but Frank kills him instead and pins it on a known bandit, Cheyenne (Jason Robards). Meanwhile, a mysterious gunslinger with a score to settle (Charles Bronson) and McBain's new wife, Jill (Claudia Cardinale), arrive in town.

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