The Good, the Bad and the UglyThe Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo
) is a 1966 spaghetti Western
film directed by Sergio Leone
and starring Clint Eastwood
(the Good), Lee van Cleef
(the Bad), and Eli Wallach
(the Ugly). The film is set in the tail end of the American Civil War
and details a race to capture some buried gold. It is perhaps best known for its sparse soundtrack, created by Ennio Morricone
. The climax scene featuring a showdown between the principal characters in the graveyard where the gold is hidden is worth mention.
The film is often considered to be part of a trilogy with Leone's earlier films A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More.
The film was released on December 23, 1966 in Italy and in the USA on December 29, 1967.
- IMDB page for Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo