Clint Eastwood once again portrays the 'Man With No Name' in this bleak morality play about a man who protects a frontier town from outlaws, more out of contempt for the outlaws than love for the cowardly townspeople. This was Eastwood's second directorial effort following the very successful PLAY MISTY FOR ME.
Clint Eastwood - American actor/director, THE GOOD, THE BAD.../UNFORGIVEN
Billy Curtis - American Actor/Midget
Walter Barnes - American Supporting Actor
Ernest Tidyman - American Novelist
Stefan Gierasch - Film & televison actor
Jack Ging - American TV/Film Actor
Mitchell Ryan - American Actor
Scott Walker - Supporting Actor\1970s
Dee Barton - American Composer
Bruce Surtees - Director of Photography & son of Robert Surtees
Henry Bumstead - Production Designer, MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004)
Harry Bumstead - Production Designer, MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004)
Ted Hartley - American Supporting Actor
Geoffrey Lewis - American Character Actor
Robert Daley - Producer/Executive
Marianna Hill - American Supporting Actress
Verna Bloom - American Actress
In Eastwood's supernatural homage to his own cinematic roots -- the films of Sergio Leone and Don Siegel -- the residents of a greedy mining town conspire to murder their own sheriff when he threatens to inform the government that they've been operating on public land. They then attempt to frame the hired killers, prompting the gunmen to seek revenge. The townsfolk go to the well once more, hiring a mysterious Stranger to rid them of these bandits. But the Stranger has his own agenda and proves to be more than they bargained for.
Shot in Technicolor and Panavision. Film had an original aspect ratio of 2.4:1.
"[T]he most distinctive and nastiest western of Eastwood's career. A stone-cold classic by anyone's standards." - 01/01/2004 Uncut, p.142