Saturday, May 26, 2018

Spaghetti Western Locations ~ The Big Gundown


We continue our search for the filming locations for "The Big Gundown". Knowing the wanted peon is called Cuchillo and he’s a Mexican, Corbett heads south towards the border. He comes to a small village and asks several people if they've seen him. He's treated with silence, until a scarred peon points him out as the man in the barber chair. Unknown to Corbett, Cuchillo has switched places with the barber and hurriedly walks right past his hunter.


This scene was filmed in the town of Soto del Real north of Madrid, Spain.




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/  

Special Birthdays


Robert Morley (actor) would have been 110 today, he died in 1908.










Jaki Liebeseit (musician) – would have been 80 today, he died in 2017. 









Musetta Vander (actress) is 55 today.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Spaghetti Western Trivia ~ Susan Scott



In the newest Wild East DVD interview of Nieves Navarro she was asked how the alias Susan Scott came about she explained a producer wanted to Americanize her name and suggested that to him she resembled American actress Lizabeth Scott and since they couldn’t use that name they substituted Susan for Lizabeth and came up with Susan Scott. Nieves said that she didn’t look anything like Lizabeth except that she was blond at that time although the American Scott was platinum and Navarro never was.  


RIP Sergio Graziani


Italian actor, voice dubber and director Sergio Graziani died May 25th in Rome. He was 87. Graziani was born on November 10, 1930 in Udine, Italy and was active as an actor and dubber since the 1950's. He’s best remembered as the Italian voice of Donald Sutherland, Peter O’Toole, Gianni Garko, Terence Hill and Klaus Kinski. His first western dubbing was as the Italian voice of Benito Stefanelli and Aldo Sambrell in “Fistful of Dollars” (1964). He was Terence Hill’s Italian voice in “God Forgives... I Don’t (1967), “Ace High” (1968), “Boot Hill” (1969), and “Trinity Sees Red” (1970). He was also the Italian voice of James Mason in “Bad’s Man River” (1971), George Hilton’s in “The Brute and the Beast” (1966), “Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin” (1970) “A Man Called Invincible” (1973), “The Crazy Bunch” (1974) and Gianni Garko in “$1,000 on the Black” (1966), “$10,000 for a Massacre” (1967), “Have a Good Funeral” (1970), “Light The Fuse… Sartana is Coming” (1970). Sergio was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Grand Prix International Dubbing convention in 2008.