“A Few More Dollars” ( Italian: Per qualche dollaro in più ) is the second spaghetti western from the “ dollar trilogy ” by Italian director Sergio Leone . The main roles are played by Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef .
|A few dollars more|
|Per qualche dollaro in più|
|Sergio leone |
Fulvio Morsella 
|In the main|
|Clint Eastwood |
Lee Van Cleef
Gian Maria Volonte
|Film company||PEA (Produzioni Europee Associate) |
Arturo Gonzales Producciones Cinematográficas
|Fees||$ 15 million|
|A country|| Italy |
In the center of the film are two “ bounty hunters ” looking for bandits in the Wild West : retired Confederate Army Colonel Douglas Mortimer (played by Lee Van Cleef) and a blond one-man masterfully working with a revolver nicknamed One-armed ( Manco , played by Clint Eastwood). Their paths cross while hunting for a Mexican ( El Indio , played by Gian Maria Volonte), a gang leader who escaped from prison and who is robbing a bank in El Paso . This character is characterized by unmotivated bouts of laughter and a crazy look that accompanies the memories of the once brutal massacre of a couple. The musical motif of the ringing of a pocket watch hints in the film that the same girl, whose memory of rape and suicide burns the soul of a Mexican, had a colonel sister.
At the end of the film, the Bounty Hunters achieve their goal: the Mexican is killed, One-armed receives the promised reward, and Colonel Mortimer receives satisfaction from revenge for the honor and life of his sister.
- Clint Eastwood - One-armed
- Lee Van Cleef - Colonel Douglas Mortimer
- Gian Maria Volonte - Native American
- Mario Brega - Nino
- Luigi Pistilly - Groggy
- Aldo Sambrell - Cuchillo
- Klaus Kinski - Wild
- Benito Stefanelli - Huey
- Frank Brana - Blacky
- Luis Rodriguez - Manuel
- - Sancho Perez
- Lorenzo Robledo - Tomaso
- Jose Terron - Guy Calloway (1st criminal killed by Mortimer)
- Ricardo Palacios - owner of the saloon
- Rosemary Dexter - Mortimer's sister
- Peter Lee Lawrence - Mortimer's brother-in-law
Work on the film
In the vicinity of Almeria , scenery built for the filming of the film has been preserved. Interior scenes were shot in Rome at the Chinechitta studio. After the film was released, the producer “For a Fistful of Dollars” sued its creators, demanding compensation for using the character of Clint Eastwood from the first tape of the “dollar trilogy”. The court found that the identity of Eastwood's heroes in these films could not be considered established and refused the lawsuit. Meanwhile, Eastwood’s hero in “A Few Dollars More” wears the same poncho as Joe in Leone’s previous tape (even patched bullet holes are visible). One of the secondary characters (the hunchback from the Indian gang) was played by the famous German actor Klaus Kinsky .
The original negative of the film was shot with spherical optics in the widescreen cached format “ Techniscope ” ( Eng. Techniscope ) on a standard 35 mm film  with an original aspect ratio of 2.33: 1. Anamorphic rolling film copies were printed optically with a vertical anamorphic negative frame and gave an aspect ratio of 2.35: 1 on the screen  . Hydrotype printing of rolling copies was carried out according to the Technicolor process. The original phonogram is an optical single-channel  .
As in other films of the trilogy, the hero of Eastwood’s lack of family and roots is opposed to the family traditions of such heroes as Mortimer and Tuco  . The flashbacks of an Indian injured through a reddish filter were initially cut from the American version of the film  , which significantly impoverished its psychological component, shifting the emphasis to unmotivated violence. The loss of roots is emphasized by the religious motives ironically interpreted by the director  - for example, the colonel was initially mistaken for the “reverend,” in the very first scene he is immersed in reading the Bible . The chair in an abandoned church is used by the Indian to pronounce the "parable of the carpenter", however, and it only illustrates his plan to rob the bank  .
- Fulvio Morsella on the Internet Movie Database
- Technical specifications for “Per qualche dollaro in più” . Internet Movie Database . Date of treatment June 12, 2012. Archived June 27, 2012.
- Robert C. Cumbow. The Films of Sergio Leone . Rowman & Littlefield, 2008. Page 55.
- Michael Munn. Clint Eastwood: Hollywood's Loner . Robson, 1992. Page 65.
- Kitses, Jim. Horizons West: The Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood . British Film Institute, 2007. Page 257.
- For a Few Dollars More on the Internet Movie Database