The Good, The Bad And The Ugly The Gunfighter The Alamo

  |  Buy to Own: 16/10/2006
Rated TBC by the BBFC


A triple-bill of classic westerns. 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' (1966) is Sergio Leone's classic spaghetti western and forms the final part of the trilogy that brought Clint Eastwood to Hollywood's attention. During the American Civil War, the paths of three loners - Joe (Eastwood), Tuco (Eli Wallach) and Setenza (Lee Van Cleef) - cross as they search for the grave of Bill Carson, home to a hidden fortune. As the war intensifies, the treasure seekers become drawn into a battle that dwarfs their own mercenary pursuits. In 'The Gunfighter' (1950) a disenchanted gunslinger Jimmy Ringo (Gregory Peck) is heading towards a reunion with his son and he hopes, a new life free of bloodshed. However, before he can reach his destination, he is confronted by a local hot-head who forces him into a shoot-out. The brothers of the young assailant vow to gain their revenge after Ringo guns him down in self-defence.John Wayne directs and stars in 'The Alamo' (1960) an Oscar-nominated treatment of events at the Alamo in 1836. A group of 187 Americans, led by Colonels William Travis (Laurence Harvey), Davey Crockett (Wayne) and Jim Bowie (Richard Widmark) battle to hold off Santa Anna's army of 7,000. Wayne's friend and colleague John Ford directed the second unit, without a credit.