Saturday, November 1, 2014

Spaghetti Western Locations

We start a new search today for location scenes from “A Few Dollars for Django” (1966), starring Anthony Steffen and Frank Wolff. In the opening shot we see two men arm wrestling outside a cantina called Del Charro. Between their arms the camera shows a man wearing a sombrero and a poncho ride up on a mule. They stop him and ask him where he’s going. Their answer is a bullet from his pistol for all four of them. The stranger then challenges Freeman who’s inside the cantina to come out. He refuses so the stranger throws a stick of dynamite inside and Freeman runs out only to receive a bullet. The stranger then walks slowly into the cantina and unwraps the dynamite casing to reveal a candle. He lights his cigar with the still burning wick and walks over to the bar throwing the remains of the candle at the startled and partially hidden bar tender. He then sits down grabs some saddle bags and starts counting the money which he finds inside.
Most of the film was shot in the Colmenar Viejo region 30 kms north of Madrid off M-607. Most of the area here is now covered by the Helipuerto Base Militar de Colmenar Viejo LECV and a farmer’s cow pasture. It is the same area as the town used in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” where Tuco and Blondie meet up with Angel Eyes and his gang.
For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site:

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