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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In The West => Topic started by: marmota-b on November 09, 2006, 10:59:53 AM

Title: Tickets?
Post by: marmota-b on November 09, 2006, 10:59:53 AM
Does anyone have an idea how much did train tickets cost in those times? I'm interested in it because of the opening sequence, where the ticket seller tries to sell tickets to the three Frank's men.
And where did he think they were going? Was there a constant price for tickets anywhere? I don't think so. Then how did he know how much does it cost?
Title: Re: Tickets?
Post by: Cusser on November 09, 2006, 11:53:40 AM
And near the end, Cheyenne's men purchase tickets "first stop, one way", do I remember those to be $2.50???
Title: Re: Tickets?
Post by: marmota-b on November 09, 2006, 12:44:36 PM
And near the end, Cheyenne's men purchase tickets "first stop, one way", do I remember those to be $2.50???

I'm not sure, but thanks for pointing that out, I forgot about it.
Title: Re: Tickets?
Post by: The Peacemaker on November 09, 2006, 01:36:30 PM
The station maanager in the beginning says " That'll be 7 dollars. And 50 cents. "

Back then, a train ticket would probably cost about that much. It also depends on the distance between that station and your destination.
Title: Re: Tickets?
Post by: marmota-b on November 09, 2006, 11:18:29 PM
It also depends on the distance between that station and your destination.

Sure. That's what I was wondering about - how does he know where are they going?
Title: Re: Tickets?
Post by: dave jenkins on November 10, 2006, 12:05:00 AM
He doesn't, but they make him nervous so he's probably just trying to deal with them as quickly as possible. Maybe 7.50 is the minimum charge; if they need to pay more they can do so enroute or at the other end.
Title: Re: Tickets?
Post by: cigar joe on November 10, 2006, 04:48:05 AM
Yea, here (in USA) you can buy tickets from the conductor on the train too.
Title: Re: Tickets?
Post by: marmota-b on November 10, 2006, 11:14:21 AM
Yea, here (in USA) you can buy tickets from the conductor on the train too.

Here as well. Some stations even don't sell tickets, so you have to buy them in train.

Well, I think Dave's right. It's what I like on this board: on my own I would wonder about it and wonder and wonder and it would disturb me instead of enjoying the film. ;D