ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. Courtesy Cineteca di Bologna
Hour: 4.30PM

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

ORIGINAL TITLE:
C’ERA UNA VOLTA IL WEST
(Italy, Usa, 1968, 167’, col., 35mm)

DIRECTOR:
Sergio Leone

STORYLINE:
Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Leone

SCREENPLAY:
Sergio Donati

CAST:
Claudia Cardinale (Jill McBain), Henry Fonda (Frank), Jason Robards (Cheyenne), Charles Bronson (Armonica), Gabriele Ferzetti (Morton), Paolo Stoppa (Sam), Frank Wolff (Brett McBain)

PLOT:
Bret McBain, a farm owner, is murdered along with his sons by Frank and his gang on behalf of Morton, a devious business man who plans to build a railroad on McBain’s land. The gang leaves some evidence behind in order to imply that bandit Cheyenne was responsible for the murders. Jill, a former prostitute and Bret’s widow, finds out that she is his sole heiress, quickly becoming the target of Frank’s harassment, who wants her to give in her land. Armonica, a mysterious man who still has some matters to settle with Frank, comes to her rescue.

The film was restored by Film Foundation and Fondazione Cinema per Roma in collaboration with Leone Film Group and Paramount Pictures.
The screening was organized in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna and Leone Film Group.