Sunday, May 27, 2018

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Enrique Escobar

Enrique Escobar Sotés was born in Jaen, Linares, Spain on September 2, 1921. A composer, pianist and conductor he studied piano and Law in Granada, but from the outset he decided to pursue a life in music. He worked as a pianist in Madrid and Barcelona, and also lead various orchestras. After several tours of Latin American countries he arrived in Barcelona where he finally settled and dedicated to the end of his life the writing of musicals for the stage and composing soundtracks for several films of the sixties and seventies. Escobar worked closely with director Ignacio Iquino on his films and behind the scenes beginning in 1961. Escobar scored many of Iquino’s films besides being a film editor, accountant, personal secretary, house painter and executor of his will. He used several aliases during his career such as Henry Escob, Henry Escobar and Henry Soteh. Enrique composed scores for 11 Euro-westerns from "Joe Dexter" (1965) to "The Fat Brothers of Trinity" (1973). A few of the better known titles are "Stagecoach of the Condemned" (1970) with Richard Harrison, "Four Candles for Garringo" (1971) with Robert Woods and "Twenty Paces to Death" (1972) with Dean Reed. Escobar died on February 12, 2004 in Barcelona, Spain.

ESCOBAR, Enrique (aka Henry Escob, Henry Escobar, Henry Ferreyol, Henry Soteh) (Enrique Escobar Sotés) [9/2/1921, Jaen, Linares, Spain – 2/12/2004, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain] – writer, film editor, composer, conductor, arranger, songwriter, actor.
Joe Dexter – 1965
Dollar of Fire – 1966 (co)
$5.00 for Ringo – 1966 (co)
The Ruthless Colt of the Gringo* – 1966 (co)
7 Pistols for a Gringo - 1966
Stagecoach of the Condemned – 1970
Twenty Paces to Death - 1970
Dig Your Grave Friend... Sabata's Coming - 1971
4 Candles for Garringo - 1971
The Fabulous Trinity – 1972
My Horse, My Gun, Your Widow – 1972 (co)
Fat Brothers of Trinity – 1973

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Spaghetti Western Locations ~ The Big Gundown

We continue our search for the filming locations for "The Big Gundown". Knowing the wanted peon is called Cuchillo and he’s a Mexican, Corbett heads south towards the border. He comes to a small village and asks several people if they've seen him. He's treated with silence, until a scarred peon points him out as the man in the barber chair. Unknown to Corbett, Cuchillo has switched places with the barber and hurriedly walks right past his hunter.

This scene was filmed in the town of Soto del Real north of Madrid, Spain.

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  

Special Birthdays

Robert Morley (actor) would have been 110 today, he died in 1908.

Jaki Liebeseit (musician) – would have been 80 today, he died in 2017. 

Musetta Vander (actress) is 55 today.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Spaghetti Western Trivia ~ Susan Scott

In the newest Wild East DVD interview of Nieves Navarro she was asked how the alias Susan Scott came about she explained a producer wanted to Americanize her name and suggested that to him she resembled American actress Lizabeth Scott and since they couldn’t use that name they substituted Susan for Lizabeth and came up with Susan Scott. Nieves said that she didn’t look anything like Lizabeth except that she was blond at that time although the American Scott was platinum and Navarro never was.