Saturday, November 15, 2014

Spaghetti Western Locations

We continue our search for locations for “A Few Dollars for Django”. After Regan returns the money to the bank he tells the bankers he is going to Montana to visit the reportedly dead outlaw Jim Norton’s twin brother Trevor to confirm the money he’s recovered the same money stolen in the bank robbery. The opening credits then roll and we see horse rustlers stealing and driving away a herd of horses with cuts showing Regan riding through the countryside.
The area these opening riding scenes were filmed at in Manzanares el Real north of Madrid. It’s been used and seen in dozens of Euro-westerns including the widows ranch in “The Big Gundown”. The rocky hills and outcroppings are easily recognized. A housing track now is beginning to take over the area but the main dirt road and surrounding hills are still pristine and looks just as they did when the only people here were film crews.
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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