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For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più) (1965)

For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più) (1965)



Critic Consensus: With Clint Eastwood in the lead, Ennio Morricone on the score, and Sergio Leone's stylish direction, For a Few Dollars More earns its recognition as a genre classic.

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This pulse-pounding follow-up to Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars brings back Clint Eastwood as the serape-clad, cigar-chewing "Man With No Name." Engaged in an ongoing battle with bounty hunter Col. Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), the Man joins forces with his enemy to capture homicidal bandit Indio (Gian Maria Volontè). Both the Eastwood and Van Cleef characters are given understandable motivations for their bloodletting tendencies, something that was lacking in A Fistful of Dollars. In both films, however, the violence is raw and uninhibited -- and in many ways, curiously poetic. Leone's tense, tight close-ups, pregnant pauses, and significant silences have since been absorbed into the standard spaghetti Western lexicon; likewise, Ennio Morricone's haunting musical score has been endlessly imitated and parodied. For a Few Dollars More was originally titled Per Qualche Dollaro in Più; it would be followed by the last and best of the Man with No Name trilogy, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Lee Van Cleef
as Col. Douglas Mortimer
Mario Brega
as Indio's Gang
Joseph Egger
as The Old Man
Luigi Pistilli
as Indio's Gang
Klaus Kinski
as Hunchback
José Egger
as Old Man
Mara Krup
as Hotel Manager's Wife
Aldo Sambrell
as Indio's Gang
Benito Stefanelli
as Indio's Gang
Sergio Leone
as Whistling
Roberto Camardiel
as Tucumcari station clerk
Luis F. Rodriguez
as Manuel, Member of Indio's Gang
Panos Papadopoulos
as Sancho Perez, Member of Indio's Gang
Diana Rabito
as Calloway's beautiful girl in tub
Giovanni Tarallo
as Santa Cruz telegraphist
Mario Meniconi
as Train Conductor
Lorenzo Robledo
as Tomaso, Indio's Traitor
Tomas Blanco
as Tucumcari sheriff
Werner Abrolat
as Slim, Member of Indio's Gang (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più)

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (5)

Leone's artful editing of close-ups to communicate the characters' spatial relationships is always a pleasure.

August 13, 2012 | Full Review…

A hard-hitting western with upper-case values out of the busy Italo stable, this is a topnotch action entry.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

A significant step forward from A Fistful of Dollars, with the usual terrific compositions, Morricone score, and taciturn performances, not to mention the ubiquitous flashback disease.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…

The fact that this film is constructed to endorse the exercise of murderers, to emphasize killer bravado and generate glee in frantic manifestations of death is, to my mind, a sharp indictment of it as so-called entertainment in this day.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Here is a gloriously greasy, sweaty, hairy, bloody and violent Western. It is delicious.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Lean, mean, atmospheric and blackly comic spaghetti western by the team who all but invented the genre, well deserving of its reputation as one of the era's very best.

August 13, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più)


This second film of Leone's Dollar Trilogy is a significant step up compared to the previous one, as he starts to polish his stylish direction and is helped by a great cast to create some of the most unforgettable scenes in the Spaghetti Western subgenre.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Directors Cat

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"The man with no name" returns in this sequel to A Fistful of dollars in which he forms an uneasy alliance with another bounty hunter to kill the head of an outlaw gang while they hatch a scheme to rob the most heavily guarded bank in the territory. For A Few Dollars More is not considered the best of the series by many, but I personally prefer it to the (damn good) original at least. It feels far more like a true Leone film, is better paced and boasts not one but three commanding presences in the form of Clint, Lee Van Cleef's steely eyed and clinical assassin, and Gian Maria Volonte's sinister bandit. The interplay between the three is fantastic and there are many classic Leone moments including his trademark framing of weathered, characterful faces against epic landscapes. There is more depth to the story as the heist and undercover elements involve layers of deceit and betrayal leading to an extremely atmospheric finale. Add to that Ennio Morricone's score which is once again wonderfully memorable and you have all the ingredients for an all time classic western.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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