I found this picture of Esplugas City online and noticed that the sign on the building says Dr. Clapper Dentist. Or at least I think it says Dr. Clapper (a few letters excluded). There was a Dr. Clapper (Fake dentist) in Rio Maldito who never had his practice in a building but in a traveling wagon. The way the Balcazar brothers and Ignacio Iquino shared ideas, it would not be surprising if the Dr. Clapper name was used in more than one film. I know the only real town used in the filming of Rio Maldito was Esplugas City (the Iquino ranch was not a town or factory, for that matter). My question to the experts here is, does anyone remember seeing this from another film?
The building looks familiar enough, but so far it’s not a ringing a bell, sorry Mike.
‘Dig your grave, friend … Sabata is coming’ (1971)
It’s probably been used in loads of others, but this was the first that came to mind … BTW, 'Dr. Clapper’s building is now the sheriff’s office for this scene.
Aldo, Thank you! I believe that every western Iquino was involved in utilized Esplugas City. But, it could also have been from another western filmed at Esplugas City, which there was a lot!
I think I misread the question!
I tend only to read the signage when the film gets a little boring … but seriously, your b&w photo looks like a behind the scenes still ? It’s not quite clear to me why the name or character is of special interest … but perhaps there are some ‘hardcore’ SW art direction fans who can help out with this poser - Cheers!
Since a directorial change was made on Rio Maldito, I am trying to figure out if this shot is from Rio Maldito and the script got changed around or if the name Dr. Clapper originated in another film.
Aldo, Thank you!