Continuing with locations for “Duck You Sucker”. The location for the bank of Mesa Verde was one of the most elusive of all the Leone locations to find. Don Bruce found the location in the late 1990s in the Plaza de Mayor in Medinaceli in the Provence of Soria. The reason it was difficult to locate and stirred much debate was the fact that Sergio constructed a façade over several of the buildings and when the film was finished this fake front was removed from the existing buildings. The bank of Mesa Verde entrance was a fake along with the small café where Juan finds Sean once again. This location has been used several times since including a Pepsi commercial with David Beckham filmed in 2003. While I was there with Don Bruce and Marla Johnson this commercial was being filmed so we could not get into the square until 8 p.m. after filming was completed for the day. I’ve included the commercial as a footnote at the end of this post.
For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi ‘Garringo’ Yasuda’s excellent website: http://y-yasuda.net
Pepsi commercial link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xddQMEIbkuo