Making a Fistful - Out takes from the making of A Fistful of Dollars

(Phil H) #1

Howard Hughes alerted me to some recently emerged out takes from the making of A Fistful of Dollars which are now up on Youtube.

He has kindly written an article for us entitled ‘Making a Fistful’ outlining the content and we’ve added a link to the footage via Youtube.

You’ll find it all here:


Very nice, thanks.

(scherpschutter) #3

Excellent work, Mr. Hughes (and Mr. Phil, of course)

(Reza) #4


(Stanton) #5


“A Fistful of Dollars was filmed in 11 weeks, from April to June 1964.”

That’s quite a lot for a film which is often called “cheap” or even a B-picture. The budget of 180.000 to 250.000 $ is also far from sparse for a film which uses only unknown actors, a crew without big names, used costumes and a few locations, which mostly were already built and only modified for the film’s needs.

And more than 700 shots is not bad for a film of the 60s.

(John Welles) #6

Incredible - a real find and thanks to Hughes and of course Phil.

(Toscano) #7

A big THANK YOU you to Howard Hughes and Phil!
After all these years, and after having watched (and loved) the ‘Dollars’ Trilogy so many times, it has been a joy indeed to discover such fantastic footage.
If this treasure trove has been found, then what else lies in wait out there on the Prairie??

(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #8


(turbodog504) #9

This is really great. Thanks to everyone involved.

(alk0) #10

Totally cool, I will check it all out later.

(Guanto) #11

Coolest post I’ve seen in a long time… across all mediums.

aaaaand watching it again.