Friday, March 2, 2018

Spaghetti Western Trivia ~ Making Spaghetti Westerns can be hazardous even deadly.

During the making of the Turkish, Italian co-production of “Küçük Kovboy” (Cowboy Kid) in 1972 two tragedies struck. During the filming of the stagecoach ride the coach turned over breaking actor Mehmet Yagmur’s leg in two places. If that wasn’t bad enough Turkish stuntman Mahmut Gulay, who was leading actor Cüneyt Arkin’s stunt double, received a broken neck during a  fall and later died from the injury. He was only 22. These two Turkish newspaper articles of the day reveal the tragedies. 

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