Sunday, December 9, 2012

Spaghetti Western Locations

We continue with locations for “A Taste for Killing”. After an all-night vigil to protect the gold Kennebeck’s gang attack the town, but Fellows has rigged the bridge leading into town and it is blown up. The gang divides into two smaller groups and they enter the town from different directions. They are met by the sheriff and his deputies. Both sides receive casualties including the sheriff. A half-dozen of the gang reach the bank and eventually enter the vault. Fellows’ has it rigged with a keg of gun powder which is wired to the telegraph office. When the signal is given the telegrapher kits the key and the outlaws are eliminated. Now Kennebeck rides into town to face Fellows. Thinking Fellows has an advantage because of the scope on his rifle the two exchange guns and when Hank is distracted by the appearance of Mingo and another of Gus’s gang, who are killed by two deputies, Kennebeck then tries to shoot Fellows. Hank here’s the cocking of the rifle and draws his pistol shooting through the scope of the rifle an into Kennebeck’s head killing him. When the army arrives to pick up the gold they discover it has been hidden in plain sight as the front steps of the bank. Water is thrown on the steps washing away the dirt and exposing the gold bars. Fellows is rewarded $31,000 dollars in reward money and rides out of town.

The town of Omaha City was built by Carlo Simi for Sergio Leone’s production of “For a Few Dollars More” and was used as the site of El Paso. In a clever design, the buildings at the edge of town are smaller than the main buildings in the center giving it the appearance of a large and longer front street. The site is now a tourist attraction called Oasys formerly called Mini Hollywood. 

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Captain Douglas’ excellent website:

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