A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari) Reviews
This 1964 film is my and indeed was at the time the U.S./U.K.s first foray at a new genre of Western, the Spaghetti variety!
Shot on a shoestring budget the cast is unknown and gritty. Be it not just in names but unshaven and dirty looks.
Clint Eastwood in his first film role is fantastic as the 'Stranger's or Man With No Name character who rides into the town of San Miguel penniless but rectified this by identifying the unique opportunities that lie ahead in putting the two ruling families in the town (The Romps and the Baxters) who co-live in the town at war.
The film was directed by an Italian Sergio Leone and has a mainly European crew and locations including Spain standing in for the U.S.
Television commitments at the time prevented Clint from starring in an American shot film apparently.
The music score by composer Ennio Morrecone is excellent and adds to the gritty atmosphere.
The first of what became known as the 'Dollars' trilogy. Now for part II, For A Few Dollars More.
This is a movie that should not be missed by ANYONE.