History Trivia / OnceUponATimeInTheWest

14th Apr '17 5:32:43 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Leone wanted Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeVanCleef and 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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** Leone wanted Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeVanCleef and Eli Wallach- Creator/EliWallach- 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.



** Eli Wallach was meant to play Cheyenne, but Leone felt that he was too recognisable after ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''. Again, he would have been a Mexican bandit, but this was changed when Jason Robards was cast.

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** Eli Wallach Creator/EliWallach was meant to play Cheyenne, but Leone felt that he was too recognisable after ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''. Again, he would have been a Mexican bandit, but this was changed when Jason Robards was cast.
13th Feb '17 2:04:34 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FatalMethodActing:Al Mulock, a Canadian actor playing one of the gunmen in Once Upon a Time in the West's opening scene, committed suicide by jumping out a window (in costumes) between takes.

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* FatalMethodActing:Al Mulock, a Canadian actor playing one of the gunmen in Once Upon a Time in the West's opening scene, committed suicide by jumping out a window (in costumes) between takes.



* 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.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Leone wanted Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeVanCleef and 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: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Leone wanted Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeVanCleef and 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.



** Eli Wallach was meant to play Cheyenne, but Leone felt that he was too recognisable after ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''.

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** Eli Wallach was meant to play Cheyenne, but Leone felt that he was too recognisable after ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''. Again, he would have been a Mexican bandit, but this was changed when Jason Robards was cast.
7th Feb '17 7:36:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/HenryFonda plays the villain in this one, and a very vile one. Fonda had intended to radically change his usual
appearance for the film, growing a mustache and beard and wearing brown contact lenses. Leone talked him out of it, as the shock of seeing good old Henry Fonda as a villain was exactly what he wanted. Ben Mankiewicz remarked on TCM that casting him as the villain hurt the box office, because viewers, especially Americans, thought he was too creepy.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/HenryFonda plays the villain in this one, and a very vile one. Fonda had intended to radically change his usual
usual appearance for the film, growing a mustache and beard and wearing brown contact lenses. Leone talked him out of it, as the shock of seeing good old Henry Fonda as a villain was exactly what he wanted. Ben Mankiewicz remarked on TCM that casting him as the villain hurt the box office, because viewers, especially Americans, thought he was too creepy.
26th Jan '17 6:02:32 AM silverman2020
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26th Jan '17 6:02:09 AM silverman2020
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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/HenryFonda plays the villain in this one, and a very vile one. Fonda had intended to radically change his usual appearance for the film, growing a mustache and beard and wearing brown contact lenses. Leone talked him out of it, as the shock of seeing good old Henry Fonda as a villain was exactly what he wanted. Ben Mankiewicz remarked on TCM that casting him as the villain hurt the box office, because viewers, especially Americans, thought he was too creepy.

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*FatalMethodActing:Al Mulock, a Canadian actor playing one of the gunmen in Once Upon a Time in the West's opening scene, committed suicide by jumping out a window (in costumes) between takes.
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/HenryFonda plays the villain in this one, and a very vile one. Fonda had intended to radically change his usual usual
appearance for the film, growing a mustache and beard and wearing brown contact lenses. Leone talked him out of it, as the shock of seeing good old Henry Fonda as a villain was exactly what he wanted. Ben Mankiewicz remarked on TCM that casting him as the villain hurt the box office, because viewers, especially Americans, thought he was too creepy.
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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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
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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.
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