The book says the Italian version is 18 minutes longer than the 162 minute American version and that the Italian version contains the scene you mention. This book hasn't exactly enjoyed a great reputation over the years as people at various times have pointed out inaccuracies. On one hand I wouldn't be surprised if Leone shot more footage as to how Angel Eyes ended up in the Union uniform and at the prison camp; on the other, I doubt it ended up in the Italian version only. Weisser, however, could be referring to the restored scene where Angel Eyes goes to the fort but who knows?
says that a 162m version of TGTGATU contains a important scene where lee van cleef changes from gunman to soldier, what happend to this scene or was this just in the imagination of the author. Just... more
That's hard to answer. Like Eric said, it's full of mistakes. I often use it for a quick look because it does have a lot of good information, too. But you have to verify it with other sources. I also ... more
i have to agree with eric. i just got in "cemetery without crosses" and in his book herr weisser says that the chubby son-of-a-bear who plays the hotel desk clerk is sergio leone. i say no way.... more
when I say "restored" footage, I mean the footage that was added to the revised/extended MGM version now available. I don't know offhand if this footage was used in an Italian version but Weisser may ... more