History Trivia / OnceUponATimeInTheWest

15th Nov '16 9:16:33 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* EnforcedMethodActing: The crew smeared jam onto Jack Elam's face so he'd intentionally attract flies. However, only one fly landed on his face so [[ThrowItIn they just went with it]].
6th Oct '16 2:00:29 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAllusion: In a deleted scene, Frank gets a shave at a perfume shop. Creator/HenryFonda sits in the same position he did in ''Film/MyDarlingClementine''. At the end of the film, he wears a similar outfit to the one he wore in ''Film/{{Warlock}}''. That film also Warlock contains a sequence in which Fonda's character kicks a crippled man off his crutches, as Frank does to Mr. Morton.

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In a deleted scene, Frank gets a shave at a perfume shop. Creator/HenryFonda sits in the same position he did in ''Film/MyDarlingClementine''. At the end of the film, he wears a similar outfit to the one he wore in ''Film/{{Warlock}}''. That The latter film also Warlock contains a sequence in which Fonda's character kicks a crippled man off his crutches, as Frank does to Mr. Morton.


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** Claudia Cardinale primping herself in front of a dirty mirror, recalling her appearance in Visconti's ''Film/TheLeopard''.
10th Sep '16 7:37:39 AM AllenbysEyes88
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** Leone asked Robert Ryan to play the Sheriff of Flagstone. Ryan declined, preferring to film ''Film/TheWildBunch'' instead.
27th Aug '16 8:43:15 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* DeletedRole: Lionel Stander's entire scene as the bartender was cut from international prints, but he remained on the credits.
19th Jul '16 11:47:18 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAllusion: In a deleted scene, Frank gets a shave at a perfume shop. Creator/HenryFonda sits in the same position he did in ''Film/MyDarlingClementine''. At the end of the film, he wears a similar outfit to the one he wore in ''Film/Warlock''. That film also Warlock contains a sequence in which Fonda's character kicks a crippled man off his crutches, as Frank does to Mr. Morton.

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* ActorAllusion: In a deleted scene, Frank gets a shave at a perfume shop. Creator/HenryFonda sits in the same position he did in ''Film/MyDarlingClementine''. At the end of the film, he wears a similar outfit to the one he wore in ''Film/Warlock''. ''Film/{{Warlock}}''. That film also also Warlock contains a sequence in which Fonda's character kicks a crippled man off his crutches, as Frank does to Mr. Morton.
19th Jul '16 11:46:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAllusion: In a deleted scene, Frank gets a shave at a perfume shop. Creator/HenryFonda sits in the same position he did in ''Film/MyDarlingClementine''. At the end of the film, he wears a similar outfit to the one he wore in ''Film/Warlock''.

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* ActorAllusion: In a deleted scene, Frank gets a shave at a perfume shop. Creator/HenryFonda sits in the same position he did in ''Film/MyDarlingClementine''. At the end of the film, he wears a similar outfit to the one he wore in ''Film/Warlock''. That film also Warlock contains a sequence in which Fonda's character kicks a crippled man off his crutches, as Frank does to Mr. Morton.
19th Jul '16 11:44:52 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Paramount left Leone alone during the actual production, but they cut over 20 minutes of the film for international distribution, including the entire tavern sequence and [[spoiler:Cheyenne's death]]. This accounted in large parts for the film's cool reception upon release. Nor would ''West'' be Leone's [[Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica last brush with studio editors, either]].

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* ActorAllusion: In a deleted scene, Frank gets a shave at a perfume shop. Creator/HenryFonda sits in the same position he did in ''Film/MyDarlingClementine''. At the end of the film, he wears a similar outfit to the one he wore in ''Film/Warlock''.
** This is the second western where Creator/CharlesBronson plays a harmonica, the first being ''Film/VeraCruz''. He also whittled a piece of wood in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''.
* DeletedScene: In addition to the one above, a scene cut from the film has Harmonica being beaten up by the Sheriff. This explains why he has scars on his face.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Paramount left Leone Creator/SergioLeone alone during the actual production, but they cut over 20 minutes of the film for international distribution, including the entire tavern sequence and [[spoiler:Cheyenne's death]]. This accounted in large parts for the film's cool reception upon release. Nor would ''West'' be Leone's [[Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica last brush with studio editors, either]].



* PromotedFanboy: Leone considered Creator/HenryFonda his favorite actor since childhood, and had asked him to appear in all of his previous works (supposedly, Fonda's agent wouldn't even show him the scripts, [[ItWillNeverCatchOn thinking them beneath his client]]).

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* PromotedFanboy: Leone Creator/SergioLeone considered Creator/HenryFonda his favorite actor since childhood, and had asked him to appear in all of his previous works (supposedly, Fonda's agent wouldn't even show him the scripts, [[ItWillNeverCatchOn thinking them beneath his client]]).client]]).
* RaceLift: Cheyenne was originally Mexican, his real name being Manuel Gutierrez, according to the script. Creator/SergioLeone didn't feel that Jason Robards made a convincing Mexican, so he dropped this.
* RealLifeRelative: Woody Strode's wife plays the Indian woman who flees from the train station in the opening sequence.




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** Creator/JamesCoburn was offered the role of Harmonica, but wanted too much money. Creator/WarrenBeatty, Creator/JeanPaulBelmondo and Creator/TerenceStamp were also considered.
** Carlo Ponti wanted to produce the film with his wife Creator/SophiaLoren playing Jill.
** Eli Wallach was meant to play Cheyenne, but Leone felt that he was too recognisable after ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''.
** Creator/KirkDouglas, an admirer of Leone, lobbied for the role of Cheyenne.
15th Apr '16 1:45:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Morton is [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService James Bond's father-in-law]] and Knuckles [[Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly learnt to shoot, not talk]].
1st Mar '16 3:36:34 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Leone wanted Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeVanCleef and Creator/Eli Wallach- AKA Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly - to play the three gunmen in the opening scene, but Eastwood declined. Eastwood also turned down the role of Harmonica, as he was no longer interested in working with Leone.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Leone wanted Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeVanCleef and Creator/Eli Eli Wallach- AKA Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly - to play the three gunmen in the opening scene, but Eastwood declined. Eastwood also turned down the role of Harmonica, as he was no longer interested in working with Leone.
1st Mar '16 3:36:12 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Leone wanted Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeVanCleef and Eli Wallach to play the three gunmen in the opening scene, but Eastwood declined. Eastwood also turned down the role of Harmonica, as he was no longer interested in working with Leone.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Leone wanted Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeVanCleef and Eli Wallach Creator/Eli Wallach- AKA Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly - to play the three gunmen in the opening scene, but Eastwood declined. Eastwood also turned down the role of Harmonica, as he was no longer interested in working with Leone.Leone.
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