Thursday, August 27, 2009

Spaghetti Western Locations

Cortijo del Romeral is located between “The Pistol for Ringo” windmill and the beach house used in “Hannie Caulder”. It is owned by the owner of Cortijo el Sotillo Hotel covered earlier as the location of the “small house” used in “Fistful of Dollars”. I was told in 2005 that this hacienda was going to be converted into a hotel as it is closely patrolled by the Guardia Civil (the Spanish Police), the property owner and his staff. If you would like to visit the location I would suggest getting permission from the owner first as you must cross an often locked gate and drive back about a mile to the location which is clearly visible from the main dirt road. If not take your chances and drive back to the hacienda, get your pictures quick and get out. If stopped by the police tell them you are taking location pictures for a Hollywood film and cross your fingers they believe you. Otherwise you’ll get a lecture and asked to leave pronto. Some of the films which come to my mind that were filmed there are: “A Pistol for Ringo”, “The Big Gundown”, “Johnny Yuma”, “I Want Him Dead” just to name a few, but you’ll see this hacienda or parts of the grounds in many Euro-westerns.

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi “Garring” Yasuda’s excellent website:

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