Il buono, Il brutto, Il cattivo is the Italian title of the third installment of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western trilogy surrounding the Man with No Name. Eastwood plays Blondie, a Civil War veteran and bounty hunter looking for a payday when he runs into Tuco, a bandit and the perfect partner in a very lucrative business venture. The two part ways, only to reunite in a scheme to find a grave loaded with treasure – that is, if it isn’t another double-cross. Also starring Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach. Wallach:
Clint Eastwood was my coach in a way. He said, ‘I’m warning you that it’s very dangerous, the way you ride your horse,’ but I’d been riding horses in Texas since the 30s, so I knew how to ride. Clint is a wonderful horseman and we got along.