McBane Ranch in Once Upon a Time in the West

(xlegion) #1

Once upon a Time in the West (1968) I have always wondered, is the iconic Mcbane Ranch an original structure constructed for the film, or was it already in existence when Leone first shot it?

I understand it is still standing today in ‘Western Leone’. But what is the buildings history?

(Stanton) #2

The ranch was build for OuTW and later also used for other SWs. It is called Rancho Leone and it is indeed still there.

(Andy) #3

If I’m not mistaken the ranch was built by re-using materials that were left over from a different film altogether (some kind of medieval epic I believe). I think Frayling was the one who found that out.