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Once Upon A Time In The West

5

A buzzing fly, a train whistle, the wind blowing through the desert. Then a flurry of action, a flash of silver and - BANG! - an early grave for a fistful of worthless varmints who didn't fill their hands fast enough. Brilliant. And that's just the opening 13 minutes...

Henry Fonda plays the psychotic gunslinger hired by a railroad to scare beautiful Claudia Cardinale off her land, while the late Charles Bronson is the harmonica-tooting stranger giving him a run for his money with the help of Jason Robards' no-good outlaw. Brutal, bloody and poetic, this is, without hyperbole, one of the greatest Westerns ever made.

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