We begin our search for locations for “The Gatling Gun” starring John Ireland and Robert Woods. The film opens showing two guards patrolling a wooden barricade of what was once a fort now laying in ruins. Below several men are playing cards. Suddenly a voice heard exclaiming, “Hey! There’s a wagon coming in!” The card players jump to their feet and run to the approaching covered wagon. A man named Mr. Pinkerton appears from a dilapidated building as one of the men tells him, “They got here. It looks like they had a bad journey”. Pinkerton climbs into the front box of the wagon and asks the driver, named Chris, “What happened”. Chris obviously distraught and barely conscious looks at him and says nothing. When Pinkerton asks where’s Wallace, Chris replies that Wallace and Curtis are dead.
The set used for the ruined fort is outside Madrid at a location called Algete. The fort was nicknamed Fort Colmenar. This fort was used in several Euro-westerns including “Cavalry Charge” (1964), “Django Does Not Forgive” (1966), “Kitosch, the Man Who Came from the North” (1966), “Rattler Kid” (1967) and “Custer of the West” (1967).
For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: http://y-yasuda.net/film-location.htm and Captain Douglas Film Locations http://www.western-locations-spain.com/