In Sergio Leone's epic Western, a revenge story becomes an epic contemplation of the Western past. A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. As in his Dollars trilogy, Leone transforms the standard Western plot through the visual impact of widescreen landscapes and the figures therein. Leone's operatic masterwork, worthy of its legend-making title.
'The Everest of the 1968 spaghetti western is a violent, poetic elegy.' - Philip French, The Observer