by Steven Doyle
A lone stranger on horseback rides into the mining town of Lago as three gun-toting men follow him into the saloon, taunting him. Still harassing they follow the stranger into the barbershop and threaten him. The stranger shoots and kills all three of them. Impressed with this performance, a dwarf named Mordecai, who works in the barbershop, befriends the man.
An attractive woman named Callie Travers bumps into the stranger in the street on purpose and insults and badgers him. When she slaps his cigar from his mouth, he drags her into the livery stable and rapes her.
This is the beginning scene of Clint Eastwood’s High Plains Drifter, a Western he filmed during the height of his Spaghetti Western period in the 1960’s.
The Windmill Lounge will be celebrating Spaghetti Westerns each Monday evening starting April 28th at 8pm (on April 28 it will start at 7 due to Mavs game) where they will be serving a pasta, aired with an appropriate cocktail served during a showing of a film. This coming week they will serve Pasta E Fagioli and a special High West cocktail for $10.
Stop by and give a howdy to Charlie Pap, and enjoy the first of his Spaghetti Western series. The Windmill is located at 5320 Maple Avenue in Dallas.