Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale and Charles Bronson
star in Sergio Leone's 1965 ode to the dying American frontier. A beautiful
widow receives help from a mysterious harmonica-playing
stranger after her family is brutally killed in a railroad
dispute. This movie is majestic,
with gorgeous panoramas and powerful close-ups, every operatic scene pierced by haunting harmonica music. Despite
a few takes that are very hard to stomach, the overall effect is that
of watching a languid, mystical poem.