A Fistful of Dollars

1964 film directed by Sergio Leone

A Fistful of Dollars (1964) is a Spaghetti Western movie directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. It is the first movie in the Dollars trilogy and was the first Spaghetti Western to be released in the United States. The second movie in the Dollars Trilogy is For a Few Dollars More; the third is The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

A Fistful of Dollars
(Per un pugno di dollari)
Directed bySergio Leone
Produced byArrigo Colombo
Giorgio Papi
Screenplay byVictor Andrés Catena
Jamie Comas Gil
Sergio Leone
Story byA. Bonzzoni
Víctor Andrés Catena
Sergio Leone
StarringClint Eastwood
Marianne Koch
Gian Maria Volonté
Music byEnnio Morricone
CinematographyJack Dalmas
Federico G. Larraya
Edited byBob Quintle
Alfonso Santacana
Constantin Film Produktion
Jolly Film
Ocean Films
Distributed byUnited Artists
(USA & UK)
Release date
  • October 20, 1964 (1964-10-20) (Italy)
Running time
100 minutes
West Germany
Box office$14,500,000[5]


  1. "Für eine Handvoll Dollar". Filmportal.de. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  2. "PER UN PUGNO DI DOLLARI". BFI Film & TV Database. London: British Film Institute. Archived from the original on January 7, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  3. Hughes, p.4
  4. Munn, p. 48
  5. Box Office Information for A Fistful of Dollars. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 30, 2013.

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