Rodalquilar is a gold mining town near which in 1883 gold
was discovered; in 1933 the town had about a thousand inhabitants. The mines,
first exploited by an English company, were then nationalized and remained
active until 1986. Today Rodalquilar is a tourist center and the location of
several old mines (in particular Minas de Avellan) and the dirt road above the
town is used in some western films, including “Bullets Don’t Argue” (1964); “And
for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars” (1968); “A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die”
(1968); “Death Sentence” (1968); “One After the Other” (1968); “A Long Ride
from Hell” (1968); El Condor (1969); “Blindman” (1971); “Duck You Sucker”
(1971); “Massacre at Fort Holman” (1972); “Comin at Ya!” (1981).
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.