Airing on TCM: Saturday, November 5th @ 1:00 pm CT.
Director: Sergio Leone
Writer: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, Mickey Knox
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach
Studio: United Artists
Release Date: December 15, 1966
Runtime: 177 minutes
Three men seek hidden loot during the Civil War.
Smith’s Sentiment: Released in 1966, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is arguably the best “Spaghetti Western” ever made, and I’d certainly say the best film starring Clint Eastwood (who has starred in many great films). Coming in at right around three hours, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is a marathon of a film, but thankfully it’s so good that it just flies by. This time of year, Saturday is dominated by college football for a lot of folks (myself included), so if that’s you then fire up the DVR Saturday and record this one for later viewing.