Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Voices of the Euro-western ~ The Genius

As we know most of the Euro-westerns were co-productions from Italy, Spain, Germany and France which incorporated British and American actors to gain a worldwide audience. The films were shot silent and then dubbed into the various languages where they were sold for distribution. That means Italian, Spanish, German, French and English voice actors were hired to dub the films. Even actors from the countries where the film was to be shown were often dubbed by voice actors for various reasons such as the actors were already busy making another film, they wanted to paid additional salaries for dubbing their voices, the actor’s voice didn’t fit the character they were playing,
 accidents to the actors and in some cases even death before the film could be dubbed.

I’ll list a Euro-western and the (I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German and (F) French, (E) English voices that I can find and once in a while a bio on a specific voice actor as in Europe these actors are as well-known as the actors they voiced.

Today we’ll cover “The Genius”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German (F) French, (E) English]

Terence Hill (I) Pino Locchi, (S) Hector Cantolla, (G) Thomas Danneberg, (F) Dominique Paturel, (E) ?
Miou-Miou (I) ?, (S) Selica Torcal, (G) Evamaria Miner, (F) Mioy-Miou, (E) ?
Robert Charlebois (I) Ferruccio Amendola, (S) Javier Dotu , (G) Michael Chevalier, (F) Robert Charlebois, (E) ?
Patrick McGoohan (I) Nando Gazzolo, (S) Jose Martinez Blanco, (G) Klaus Miedel, (F) Jacques Thébault, (E) ?
Raimund Harmstorf (I) Glauco Onorato, (S) ?, (G) Rainer Brandt, (F) Henry Djanik, (E) ?
Piero Vida (I) Gianfranco Bellini, (S) Jose Moratalla, (G) Gerd Duwner, (F) Albert Augier, (E) ?
Jean Martin (I) , (S) Jose Maria Caffarel, (G) Arnold Marquis, (F) Jean Martin, (E) ?
Rik Battaglia (I) Daniele Tedeschi, (S) ?, (G) Kurt Mühlhardt, (F) : Jean Berger, (E) ?


Thomas Danneberg was born in Berlin, Germany on June 2, 1942, is a German actor and voice-actor. He is best known as Charles Emerson in the 1967 Edgar Wallace film “The Blue Hand” and for dubbing over the actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terence Hill, Sylvester Stallone, John Cleese, Dan Aykroyd, Adriano Celentano, Nick Nolte, John Travolta, Michael York, Rutger Hauer and Dennis Quaid. He has also collaborated with the German trance/techno-band E Nomine on a number of their albums.

Danneberg appeared in two Edgar Wallace films "The Bane of the Eerie" and "The Blue Hand" and in "Codename Wild Geese". He was discovered in 1965 by Gert-Günther Hoffmann, the longtime "king" of the black industry and later spoke in small roles, which dubbed his "mentor". During his appearances in "Kommando Leopard" and "Der Commander" Danneberg is dubbed by Rainer Brandt; he himself dubbed the lead actor Lewis Collins. He’s also a writer of dialogue books and directs.

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