We continue to our search for filming locations for the 1966 film “Navajo Joe”. Duncan and his gang ride into Esperanza with Dr. Lynne as prisoner. They go ride up to the bank and go inside. When Lynne opens the bank vault it is empty. Now in a rage Duncan demands to know where the money is. As Lynne move to the door in order to find his wife and the whereabouts of the money he is shot twice by Duncan. Lynne’s wife watching from their house next to the bank sees her husband shot and runs to his side only to be shot by one of Duncan’s men. Both Lynne and his wife die on the front entrance to the bank.
Joe goes into action from the roof opposite the bank and throws a few sticks of dynamite into wagon which explodes causing panic and confusion amongst Duncan’s men. He then starts picking them off one by one. Duncan makes a retreat into Dr. Lynne’s house.
This scene was filmed on the Oasys/Mini Hollywood film set which today is a zoo and tourist attraction.
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/