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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Location: Tabernas - Beyond the Law Money Hide

The area known as Las Salinillas within the Spanish desert of Tabernas has been featured in countless Spaghetti Westerns, and many LVC westerns including The Big Gundown, Death Rides a Horse, Sabata, and Beyond the Law

While much of Beyond the Law was shot in Italy, a handful of sequences were shot in Tabernas.  This entry will focus on a scene early in the film, in which the LVC character of Cudlip hides the money from a recent heist, and is introduced to Novack, played by Antonio Sabato who is searching for the money.

The location itself remains very much the same today nearly 50 years later.

 The rock formation that is the establishing shot for the scene

 Cudlip looks to hide the money

 The money is hidden

Cudlip spots Novak

 The two meet, and an unlikely friendship is formed.
This entire sequence was filmed just below the infamous "tank cliff" from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  See pic below (click to enlarge)-
Additional pictures from the location (click to enlarge)-



  1. You are a shining star to all Lee Van Cleef fans with your dedication to the man and his films. Thank you, sir!

  2. These are beautiful shots Aaron.
    Thanks for sharing!