Once Upon a Time in the West

by Sergio Leone. When Harmonica (played by Charles Bronson) in apparent treason catches his wanted friend Cheyenne (Jason Robards) and delivers him to the sheriff in exchange for the money, the dialogue goes:

Harmonica: The reward for this man is $5000, that right?

Cheyenne: Judas was content with $4970 less.

Harmonica: There were no dollars in them days.

Cheyenne: But sons of bitches, yeah.

The film is excellent, and Claudia Cardinale’s gaze of hate, impotence and rage

quite remarkable.

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