Once Upon a Time in the West

C'era Una Volta Il West

1968 Italian 2-foglio 39x55" (100x140cm)

Artist: Gasparri, Rodolfo

Grade: Very Fine



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English title: Once Upon a Time in the West

Poster title: C'era Una Volta Il West

Artist: Gasparri, Rodolfo

Poster Year: 1968

Poster Origin: Italian

Size: 2-foglio  39x55"  (100x140cm)

Style: pink border style

Film title: C'era Una Volta Il West

Film Year: 1968

Film Origin: Italy | USA | Spain

Film Directors: Sergio Leone

Film Actors: Claudia CardinaleHenry FondaJason RobardsCharles Bronson

Film Genres: Western

Film Plot: Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Categories: AuteurBold ColorsFilmLarge Posters

Keywords: 1960sgunhatillustration artPinkredrevisionist western

Grade: C8  Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Theater used poster with very minimal handling/edge/fold wear. only a few pinholes in the corners and some very slight edge wear stop this poster from being graded higher.

Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.

Price: $1,550

Sergio Leone’s man-with-no-name trilogy (starring Clint Eastwood) often overshadows this western masterpiece. However, among Leone fans it wouldn’t be controversial at all to make the case that Once Upon a Time in the West could very well be his best movie. It has all the Leone hallmarks including dark anti heroes, and even darker villains. In fact, Henry Fonda’s turn as a mercenary named Frank will go down in film history as one of the most evil, despicable characters ever put to celluloid. Already cast against his good-guy-in-white type, Fonda wanted to use brown contacts to make his character appear even more dark and sinister. Luckily for audiences, Leone convinced Fonda that the baby blue, doughy eyes audiences were familiar with would come off cold as ice in this particularly villainous role.

This country-of-origin Italian poster is very rare and features wonderful art of all the principal cast members from Rodolfo Gasparri. This “pink border” style is from the rare 1st printing. As word of a mouth spread later in the distribution cycle, another identical poster was printed with a dark brown border — perhaps to give it a more “western” feel! Both styles are rare, but particularly this pink border poster in such nice condition.


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