[quote=“Phil H, post:5, topic:1713”]The town was built in Colmenar Viejo but I don’t think it is the same one we are more familiar with and suspect it was dismantled. But the landscapes around there and Hoyo de Manzanares are familiar.
The film itself, despite starring a quintessential English actor and some familiar old British faces, appears more of an American film than anything else and I suspect audiences at the time would have been surprised to know it wasn’t shot in the States. Walsh’s direction and a host of American actors add to that too of course.[/quote]
I never would have suspected that Cold Mountain was shot in Romania. And I doubt that I thought as a child that the Winnetou movies were not shot in the USA.
I asked about the town because I read that it was build in the USA and then shipped to Europe, so I assumed that they took it back. So the infrastructure for the early SWs were soleyly build by the Spaniards, by the Marchent amigos shooting their early films.