• Short Summary

    Filming has started in Israel on an American western, "Billy Two Hats".

    The film, by Renfrew?

  • Description

    Filming has started in Israel on an American western, "Billy Two Hats".

    The film, by Renfrew Films, stars Gregory Peck and Dozi Arnaz.

    It is directed by Ted Kotcheff and produced by Norman Jewison.

    The story of "Billy Two Hats" is the relationship between two outlaws on the run.

    Why was Israel chosen as the location for a western?
    According to Ted Kotcheff, the story is about a special kind of loneliness, and he felt the landscapes of Israel best captured and supported the theme.

    Also, Israel is a relatively cheap place to make films.

    SYNOPSIS: The American 'Wild West' comes to Israel. This is a location northeast of Tel Aviv, for the filming of a western called "Billy Two Hats".

    It has an international cast and the director is Ted Kotcheff, preparing to shoot a scene here.

    The man behind the beard is Gregory Pack.

    Why shoot a western in Israel? Well, "Billy Two Hats" is about a special kind of loneliness, and director Kotcheff felt the landscapes of Israel best captured and supported the theme.

    Another reason is that costs of film making in Israel are reasonable. During production, expected to take about eight weeks, the company will film on several locations, including Beer Sheba and Eilat, on the Gulf of Akaba. Israel's Ministry of Commerce hopes it will be the forerunner of many other major film making efforts there.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4NHA2Z04RTQMPVPEIAAC318I1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4NHA2Z04RTQMPVPEIAAC318I1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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