When two rival bounty hunters (Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef) learn they're both after the same murderous bandit, they join forces in hopes of bringing him to justice. But all is not as it seems in the hard-hitting second installment of Sergio Leone's trilogy starring Eastwood as the famed "Man With No Name".
Superb spaghetti Western
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Sergio Leone's follow-up film to 'A Fistful Of Dollars' again stars Clint Eastwood as 'The Man With No Name' – but actually, he does have a name. In the first film he was called Joe (at least by the undertaker / coffin maker) and here he's called Manco (= Spanish for 'one armed' or something) – watch as he does everything left-handed, except shoot. But that's just trivia... The film is a superb example of the spaghetti Western, plenty of taut action and tongue-in-cheek dialogue, knockabout violence and a high body count. The film deserves its high IMDB rating – it's currently (March 2012) at #117 in the Top 250. This is my 3rd favourite Western after 'The Good, The Bad And The Ugly' and ' Once Upon a Time In The West', both of them epic tales and also directed by Sergio Leone. And among my other favourites I'll add in 'High Plains Drifter' and 'Unforgiven' both directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Spot a pattern here? After growing up watching black-and-white TV shows of Westerns and (cowboys and Indians, US cavalry, hard done by widows ranching alone etc) and black-and-white films at the Saturday morning pictures (same subjects plus the Lone Ranger) the spaghetti Western came as a bit of a culture shock after years of seeing John Ford films starring John Wayne. I'm pretty sure that the West was never quite like this, but it makes a darn good tale :) Highly recommended – 5/5 stars.