Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cow-boys sans retour

Cow-boys sans retour (Les premiers westerns de l’histoire) – French title

A 2003 French television production [Equidia, Aber Images, MC4, Balthazar (Paris)]
Producer: Hervé Ciret
Director: Hervé Ciret
Photography: Frédéric Cebron [black & white, color]
Running time: 52 minutes

Narrators – Jacques-Henry Fabre, Myriam D’Arville
With: Joe Hamman (Jean Hamman), Folco De Baroncelli, Serge Holtz, Pierre Aubanel, Francis Lacassin, Sabine Barnicaud, Remi Venture, Jean-Jacques Reboul

A documentary on the history of the French westerns, through excerpts from the oldest westerns, and interviews with the main actors/director and the testimonies gathered today with those who have known the protagonists of this epic genre. This documentary proposes to retrace the history of an unknown period Of French cinema. It also tries to help the viewer understand why this "western" spirit is still very much anchored in the Camargue Region of France, almost a century later.

Special Birthdays

Renato Mambor (actor) would have been 80 today, he died in 2014.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Spaghetti Western Locations

We continue to our search for filming locations for the 1966 film “Navajo Joe”. Duncan and his men prepare to rob the train of its precious cargo. We see one of the outlaws climb a telegraph pole and then the camera concentrates on the train and its single passenger car carrying a family of immigrants to their new home in the West.

These scenes of the railroad robbery were filmed near Gaudix, Spain in the Hernan Valle.

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: and Captain Douglas Film Locations