The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Blondie, Tuco and Angel Eyes have a standoff in the cemetary. Blondie kills Angel Eyes and, with the help of Tuco, finds the gold in an unmarked grave next to the grave of Arch Stanton. Blondie loads half the gold on his horse and leaves the other half for Tuco. He also leaves a noose. Tuco stands on a grave marker while his head hangs in the noose as Blondie and his horse gallop away. Just as it seems Tuco will fall and hang himself, Blondie turns around and shoots the noose, causing Tuco to fall to the ground. Blondie heads off into the sunset, leaving Tuco with half of the gold and his hands tied behind his back, in the middle of nowhere.

Monty

Other mistake: When Blondie and Tuco are talking about telling each other the location of the money, a car drives by in the background. In the shot where both Blondie and Tuco are visible, watch the top right in the trees in between the pillars supporting the bridge.

Jack Vaughan

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Question: If Tuco seriously thought that The Man with No Name would shoot him, why did Tuco voluntarily stick his head in the noose? Death is death. Why choose hanging over gunshot?

Charles Austin Miller

Chosen answer: Tuco knew he had a better chance at survival (and the gold) by playing along with Blondie and keeping his balance on the cross, hoping Blondie does not miss the rope when he shoots. This final, deadly game was preferable to being shot outright by Blondie and dying a poor man.

Scott215

Tuco had no idea that Blondie's intention was to shoot the rope and let him live.

Answer: Blondie wasn't trying to kill Tuco. The journey to find the gold was complete, and Blondie did not trust Tuco, so he just hung him, and left his half of the money, and shot the rope, not to kill him, but to leave him there.

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