The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo) is an Italian epic Spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach in the title roles respectively. It is the third and final installment in the "Dollars Trilogy", following A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More.

The screenplay was written by Age & Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni and Leone, based on a story by Vincenzoni and Leone. The film was a co-production between companies in Italy, Spain and West Germany. It was released on December 23, 1966 in Italy, and on December 29, 1967 in the U.S. The film is now seen as one of the greatest and most influential Westerns of all time.

Synopsis

During the American Civil War, three men set off to find $200,000 in buried gold coins. Tuco and Blondie have known each other for some time now having used the reward on Tuco's head as a way of earning money. They come across a dying man, Bill Carson, who tells them of a treasure in gold coins. By chance, he tells Tuco the name of the cemetery and tells Blondie the name of the grave where the gold is buried. Now rivals, the two men have good reason to keep each other alive. The third man, Angel Eyes, hears of the gold stash from someone he's been hired to kill. All he knows is to look for for someone named Bill Carson. The three ultimately meet in a showdown that takes place amid a major battle between Confederate and Union forces.


Dubbing History

Like most Sergio Leone films, The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly technically had no original language. Rather, the mixed international cast (Americans, Italians, and Spanish) performed their parts in their own languages and were subsequently dubbed. The film was shot silently, so even English speaking had to be dubbed. It is known that the three main cast members (Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach) provided their own dubbing, though the majority of the voice cast are unknown and subject to speculation.

The 2004 extended edition re-incorporated previously untranslated or lost footage, but due to being shot silently the voice tracks had to be recreated. Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach provided most of their own re-dubbing, with others voice matching certain scenes and other characters. As Lee Van Cleef had passed away in 1989, Simon Prescott dubs his voice in the additional scenes.

Cast

Image Character Original Actor Dub Actor[1]
The good, the bad & the ugly-1f.jpg Blondie / Man with No Name Clint Eastwood
The good, the bad & the ugly-1k.jpg Tuco Eli Wallach
The good, the bad & the ugly-1c.jpg Angel Eyes Lee Van Cleef
The good, the bad & the ugly-1i.jpg Stevens Antonio Casas George Gonneau
The good, the bad & the ugly-1h.jpg Baker Livio Lorenzon Peter Fernandez
The good, the bad & the ugly-1l.jpg Mexican Bounty Hunter Nazzareno Natale Bret Morrison
The good, the bad & the ugly-1j.jpg Sheriff John Bartha
The good, the bad & the ugly-1n.jpg Storekeeper Enzo Petito Robert Dryden
The good, the bad & the ugly-1m.jpg Bounty Hunter Román Ariznavarreta
The good, the bad & the ugly-1q.jpg Pistolero Aysanaoa Runchagua
The good, the bad & the ugly-1r.jpg Jackson/Bill Carson Antonio Casale
The good, the bad & the ugly-1v.jpg Father Pablo Ramirez Luigi Pistilli Lloyd Battista
The good, the bad & the ugly-1z.jpg Corporal Wallace Mario Brega Ray Owens
The good, the bad & the ugly-1o.jpg Pardue Jesús Guzman
The good, the bad & the ugly-2d.jpg Soldier without Legs Axel Darna
The good, the bad & the ugly-2a.jpg Captain Harper Molino Rocho
The good, the bad & the ugly-2c.jpg Captain Clinton Aldo Giuffrè Bernard Grant
The good, the bad & the ugly-2f.jpg María Rada Rassimov Joyce Gordon
The good, the bad & the ugly-1t.jpg Monk Angelo Novi Robert Dryden

Additional ADR (2004 Extended Edition)

Image Character Original Actor Dub Actor[2]
The good, the bad & the ugly-1f.jpg Blondie Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood
André Sogliuzzo
(various loops)
The good, the bad & the ugly-1k.jpg Tuco Eli Wallach
The good, the bad & the ugly-1c.jpg Angel Eyes Lee Van Cleef Simon Prescott
The good, the bad & the ugly-2c.jpg Captain Clinton Aldo Giuffrè Tom Wyner
The good, the bad & the ugly-2b.jpg Confederate Officer Víctor Israel
The good, the bad & the ugly-2e.jpg Confederate Sergeant Joseph Bradley Paul Pape

Additional Voices

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Version Region Country
Magnetic Video Corporation 1981 VHS.jpg Original 1
NTSC
United States United States
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1990
1998 DVD.jpg
2004 Extended
2009 BD A
DVB-T
2014
Kino Video 2017 Both

See Also

References

  1. The Voices of Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The (1967, Live Action Film) - Voice Cast Listing at Voice Chasers. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  2. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly on CrystalAcids Anime Voice Actor Database. Retrieved December 5, 2017.

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