Following the success of A Fistful of Dollars, Leone and his producer rushed to get a sequel into production once Eastwood agreed to return.
Here, he is Manco, a bounty hunter forced to team up with rival Colonel Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef) in pursuit of the psychotic Indio, ruthless leader of a band of outlaws.
Notes by Kevin Coyne.
Screening as part of Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy in April. A Fistful of Dollars will screen on April 15th, and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly will screen on April 29th.