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There is another version, I don't know what kind of release but TV stations I have access to sometimes use it, with only 20-30 minutes cut. Despite most of the key scenes left in, that, too, is enough to alter the flow and meaning and reduce coherence. And there is yet another, slightly longer version, re-including some scenes Leone cut (cut scenes in a Leone film? sacrilege! I thought when I first read of it), but I could never get access to it, nor are the scenes on youtube (for example, one with Harmonica between the train station and the roadhouse).

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One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Oct 2nd, 2008 at 01:11:22 PM EST
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They shot a sequence, or part of a sequence, where Harmonica gets the tar beaten out of him by the sheriff and his deputies.   (Something like the Tuco/Angel-Eyes encounter at the POW camp in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.)  This missing sequence is why Harmonica looks like he was beaten-up in the roadhouse; in the script he had been.  I don't know if they ever finished the sequence; it wasn't included in any cut -- that I know of -- tho' there are some stills floating around.

 

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by ATinNM on Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 at 09:04:15 PM EST
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It's roughly cut in the collector's DVD.

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by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sat Oct 4th, 2008 at 12:52:04 AM EST
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I read of it at several places as a scene that was shot, and included in some Italian re-release, along with a couple of other less important scenes -- now linca confirms. (I want his DVD!)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Oct 4th, 2008 at 07:07:12 AM EST
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