Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
For a Few Dollars More
|At the end of the movie, the bank robbers were killed and the bounty hunters piled them in a wagon to go claim their monetary prize. At this point we found out that Mortimer had not done this for the money. What was his reason? ||For a Few Dollars More
Vengeance. At the end of the movie, the audience found out that Indio raped Mortimer's sister and killed her fiancÚ, causing her to kill herself. Her picture was seen in both of these characters' pocket-watches. They both had flashbacks of her during the movie. He was seeking vengeance, he refused all money and Eastwood's "man with no name" character put all the bodies in a wagon to go claim the monetary prize. Both characters had gotten what they came for.
Tucumcari. This movie was supposed to reflect the 1860s town of Tucumcari, Texas. In reality, Tucumcari did not exist until 1901. This was not the only anachronism in the movie. Vehicles could be seen in the background in numerous scenes.
Klaus Kinski. Kinski was a well known German actor who appeared in "Dr.Zhivago"(1965), "Operation Thunderbolt"(1977) and numerous other movies throughout the '60s and '70s. His role in this movie did not have a lot of lines but the character was memorable and somewhat frightening. The other three choices are all noted German actors.
Bank of El Paso. Indio and his gang were planning to rob the Bank of El Paso. It was one of the largest banks in the area and was said to hold a safe full of gold, as well as paper money. The majority of the movie took place in the smaller town of Tucumcari which was nearby.
Ennio Morricone. Ennio Morricone was responsible for one of the most spectacular parts of Sergio Leone's westerns - the music. One of the most striking sounds was the use of the electric guitar, an instrument that was becoming popular in the rock and roll industry. Also present were the unusual tones of the Jew's harp, the ocarina, the harmonica and most importantly the magnificent whistling of Glen Jones. Music was used in this movie to build suspense, to mirror sadness, and to inspire fear and surprise. Morricone did the music for hundreds of movies. In 2007 he was presented with an honorary Academy Award for contributions to art of movie music. The presenter was Clint Eastwood. The other three choices were actors who played gang members in the movie.
Spain. Most of this movie was filmed in Almeria, Spain. The desert of Tabernas provided the arid and mountainous landscapes so prevalent in the movie. Some of the film sets are still standing and are visited by many tourists every year.
|Both bounty hunters were after a gang that was known for robbing banks. What was the name of gang's leader?||For a Few Dollars More
Indio. Gian Maria Volonte played the insane bank robber El Indio referred to throughout the movie as Indio. Volonte also starred in "A Fistful of Dollars"(1964) opposite Eastwood playing a bad guy named Rubio. He was a major actor in the Italian film industry.
|Clint Eastwood played the lead role of Manco a bounty hunter, but which well-established, hard-faced actor played Mortimer, the second bounty hunter?||For a Few Dollars More
Lee Van Cleef. Lee Van Cleef played the role of Colonel Douglas Mortimer a retired soldier well-known for his skill with a gun. His outfit and countenance were typical of "the man in black", a mysterious dark figure that was often seen in westerns of the time. His character was portrayed as a man of honor, integrity and ruthlessness. Van Cleef's naturally piercing eyes and and sharp features made him a natural protagonist in movies of that time.
|At the end of the movie, Manco and Mortimer had taken care of most of the gang, but Indio was still alive. Who was it that finally killed Indio?||For a Few Dollars More
Mortimer. After Mortimer shot Groggy, Indio shot Mortimer's gun out of his hand. He then opened his pocket watch to let it play its music. He told Mortimer to pick up his gun and try and kill him when the music ended. While the music played, Mortimer's eyes looked tear-filled. Before the music stopped, Manco showed up with Mortimer's pocket watch which was nearly identical to Indio's and played the same music. While Manco pointed his gun at Indio, Mortimer picked up his weapon. Once the music from Mortimer's watch stopped playing, Mortimer shot Indio and picked up his pocket watch.
When Manco commented on the family resemblance between Mortimer and the woman in the pictures from both watches, Mortimer revealed that the woman that Indio had raped was his sister. Mortimer then told Manco to keep the entire reward because he deserved it. This showed that Col. Mortimer's true motive for following Indio was vengeance for his dead sister rather than the reward.
Pocket watch. Indio carried a gold pocket watch with a woman's picture in it. Whenever he was about to shoot someone, he would open the pocket watch and let its music play. He would tell them that they needed to draw their weapons once the music stopped and try and kill him. He would also sit with the pocket watch open and listen to the music while he had flashbacks of a crime he had committed where he killed a man and raped his fiance. The woman he was raping killed herself during the act with a gun that had been under the pillow, leaving Indio somewhat traumatized.
Col. Mortimer. After the bank robbery, the gang made its way to Agua Caliente. Mortimer was already there waiting for them. After a confrontation in which he killed the hunchback member of Indio's gang, he told Indio that he had heard about the robbery and offered to open the safe in exchange for five thousand dollars. He said that he could do so without blowing it up and ruining some of the bank notes in the process. He then used a drill and some acid to help pick the lock and open the safe.
Before becoming a bounty killer, Colonel Mortimer had actually been a soldier. According to the old man that Manco got information about Mortimer from, Mortimer had once been "the finest shot in the Carolinas". He was always wearing black and was almost always smoking a pipe.
|Manco broke Sancho out of jail to become a member of the gang, and he was sent with three men to rob the bank in a town near El Paso. Instead of robbing the bank, what did Manco do?||For a Few Dollars More
He killed the three men.. Manco and the three men were in the desert before they were supposed to rob the bank in Santa Cruz. One of the men told him that he had been fooled by Manco when Manco informed them that he was joining the gang to hand them over to the law, and Manco told him that he never said he was joking. Manco then killed the three men and had the man at the telegraph office in the town put out an alarm saying that the bank had been robbed. He then tied him up and went back to El Paso to wait for the arrival of Indio's gang.
|What was the name of the boy who provided Manco with information while he was staying in El Paso?||For a Few Dollars More
Fernando. As soon as Manco rode into town, the boy introduced himself and offered him advice on which hotel to stay at and showed him where the stables were. He also told Manco about the bank, and said he would put money in it once he got some. Manco then paid him fifty cents to tell him if he saw anyone new in town. The boy pointed out Col. Mortimer to him. Manco also paid him to tell him where Mortimer was staying. Later, the boy also told him about some of the gang members coming to town in exchange for more money from Manco. Whenever Fernando had something to tell Manco, he would stand outside the hotel and whistle to get Manco's attention.
Like the other children in the town, Fernando wore white clothing and was often seen running around with the other kids. He was also hidden under a porch during the showdown between Mortimer and Manco.
|Manco and Mortimer first met in El Paso while they were both going after the same man. Who were they after in El Paso?||For a Few Dollars More
El Indio. Indio was the leader of the gang that planned to rob the Bank of El Paso. He had curly hair and a beard, and he laughed a lot. His "Wanted" poster even had a picture of him laughing on it. He was in jail at the beginning of the movie, but his gang broke him out. He was considered to be one of the hardest criminals and there was a ten thousand dollar reward for him.
|The first main character of the movie we met was Colonel Mortimer, who was riding on a train. His neighbor informed him that the train didn't stop at Tucumcari, and Mortimer told him that it would. How did Mortimer get the train to stop?||For a Few Dollars More
He pulled the emergency stop.. Mortimer had been sitting with his face hidden behind a Bible when the man across from him started speaking to him. When he asked a train employee about Tucumcari, the man informed him that the train didn't stop there. He told him that it would and he stood up and pulled the string for an emergency stop. Once the train came to a complete stop, he got off the train with his horse and the train employee followed him. He told him that he couldn't just stop the train like that, but when he saw Mortimer's gun, he changed his opinion and got back on the train.
|Which Italian director, largely associated with the spaghetti western genre of films, directed "For a Few Dollars More"?||For a Few Dollars More
Sergio Leone. It was actually after the release of Sergio Leone's "A Fistful of Dollars" that the American press began calling this genre "spaghetti western" which was intended to be an insult.
Sergio Leone was born in Rome in 1929 to a director father and actress mother. He died of a heart attack in 1989. He directed all three movies of the "Dollars Trilogy", as well as movies like "Once Upon a Time in the West" and "The Colossus of Rhodes". He was also a screenwriter and a producer.
|Though the "Dollars Trilogy" became known as the "The Man with No Name" trilogy in the U.S. because of the phrase's use as a marketing hook for the release of "A Fistful of Dollars", Clint Eastwood's character in "For a Few Dollars More" did indeed have a name. What was his character called?||For a Few Dollars More
Manco. Manco is the Spanish word for someone who has a lame hand. The Italian equivalent is 'Monco', and is the spelling usually listed in sources about the movie. Manco somewhat lived up to this name by using his left hand for most things, which gave the appearance that he was indeed 'manco'. He mostly only used his right hand to draw his pistol.
In the movie, Manco was a bounty killer. He most always wore a brown poncho with white designs and was smoking a cigar.