A notable scene set in a seedy Mos Eisley cantina crowded with numerous alien races made a particular impact on audiences. Location filming for the spaceport took place from 1975"76 in Tunisia, with interiors filmed at ElstreeStudios nearLondon.
Mos Eisley made its first appearance in the original 1977 film, StarWars. It is depicted as a busy, bustling portcity situated in a desert plain, populated with transients of all species. The lawless spaceport attracts criminals,smugglers and fugitives. Spacecraft land at docking bays dotted across the city.
Following is a collection of models, set and character drawings, and production stills from the Mos Eisley cantina scene in Star Wars: Episode IV.