Top 4 Once Upon A Time In The West Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Once Upon A Time In The West facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Once Upon A Time In The West film message.

Jill McBain checks her pocket watch after arriving in Flagstone. The difference from the Station Time illustrates how far she travelled, but doesn't correspond to an hourly lapse because the setting of the movie predates the advent of Modern Standard Time.
Jill McBain checks her pocket watch after arriving in Flagstone. The difference from the Station Time illustrates how far she travelled, but doesn't correspond to an hourly lapse because the setting of the movie predates the advent of Modern Standard Time.
Jill McBain arrives in Flagstone to meet her husband while wearing a black dress. When he isn't there, she heads to his ranch in Sweetwater to find a funeral ceremony taking place for him and his children.
Jill McBain arrives in Flagstone to meet her husband while wearing a black dress. When he isn't there, she heads to his ranch in Sweetwater to find a funeral ceremony taking place for him and his children.

Once Upon A Time In The West Trivia

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  1. The slow camera pan to reveal Frank's face after he massacres the McBain family was intentionally designed by Sergio Leone to shock the audience. Up until that point, audiences had never seen clean-cut good-guy actor Henry Fonda play a sadistic murderer

  2. The original choice to play the three gunman in the opening scene were Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach, the titular characters in Sergio Leone's previous movie The Good, The Bad and The Ugly...

Once Upon A Time In The West poster
Once Upon A Time In The West poster

Once Upon A Time In The West Plot

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Once Upon A Time In The West. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Western
Director Sergio Leone
Stars Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson
IMDB score 8.5