Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spaghetti Western Locations


In “For a Few Dollars More” The Man with No Name returns from his assignment in Santa Cruz to divert the posse from El Paso and meets Colonel Mortimer at a pyramid shaped hill. Mortimer convinces The Man with No Name to continue tagging along with El Indio and shoots him in the neck in order to convince El Indio he did his part during the attempted robbery. This 'cut hill' is located behind the zoo at Mini Hollywood. You'll drive past the parking lot for the zoo and through a small wooded area (another location which we'll cover at a later date). On your left you'll see a dirt road with a chain across it. This road leads up into the Sierra Alhamilla and you'll have to walk up this road for quite a while around several switchbacks until you come to the location where Van Cleef and Eastwood meet.



For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi “Garringo” Yasuda’s excellent website: http://garringo.cool.ne.jp/

4 comments:

  1. Worth mentioning, that on route to this location, you will see the remains of the bridge of San Horge from Fistful of Dynamite, plus a few other nice surprises!

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  2. Pardon me! That's San Jorge - My Spanish is not too hot.

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  3. Adrian is correct, there are several locations around almost every switchback on this dirt road. I'll try and cover them all in future postings.

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  4. possibly my favorite SW hill!! :o)

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