This is the second film of the “Dollar Trilogy”, together with For a Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
After leaving Jolly Film, the American United Artists, which will distribute the film worldwide, will enter the production; the budget is $ 600,000 against the $ 100,000 (perhaps) of the previous film.
For the role of Colonel Mortimer Leone tried to get Henry Fonda, Charles Brosnson or Lee Marvin; in the end Leone found Lee Van Cleef in Los Angeles, who had retired from the scene and at that moment was mainly a painter, suffering serious economic problems.
The film was released in Italian cinemas on December 18, 1965; in the USA on May 10, 1967.
The poncho worn by Clint Eastwood is the same used in the previous film; it is said to have never been washed.
In one of the initial scenes, looking from the train outside the window, you can see in the distance a tractor plowing the fields and another vehicle passing quickly on the road. In the frames below it is not very visible as at normal speed. However, you may notice a black dot that moves quickly from right to left following the delimitation line of the fields in the background.
Finally a beautiful image of the castle of La Calahorra, a Renaissance-style castle-fortress, built at the beginning of the 16th century, right in the middle of the West. It can be clearly seen at the top of the hill in the background.
Almeria & surroundings, Hoyo de Manzanares, La Calahorra, Los Albaricoques & surroundings, Rodalquilar & surroundings, San Josè & surroundings, Tabernas, Tabernas – MiniHollywood , Turrillas.
Werner Abrolat, Roman Ariznavarreta, Manuel Bermudez, Tomas Blanco, Joseph Bradley, Frank Brana, Mario Brega, Roberto Camardiel, Josè Canalejas, Josè Marco Davò, Rosemarie Dexter, Fernando Di Leo, Clint Eastwood, Joseph Egger, Diana Faenza, Eduardo Garcia, Jesus Guzman, Klaus Kinski, Mara Krupp, Peter Lee Lawrence, Francesca Leone, Rafael Lopez Somoza, Dante Maggio, Sergio Mendizabal, Mario Meniconi, Antonio Molino Rojo, Ricardo Palacios, Panos Papadopulos, Luigi Pistilli, Lorenzo Robledo, Luis Rodríguez, Antonio Ruiz, Aldo Sambrell, Enrique Santiago, Carlo Simi, Benito Stefanelli, Giovanni Tarallo, Josè Terron, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté, Kurt Zips