Thursday, July 11, 2019

Voices of the Euro-western ~ “Massacre at Grande Canyon”

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 “Masacre at Grande Canyon”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German (F) French, (E) English]

James Mitchum (I) Sergio Rossi, (G) Wolfgang Condrus
Milla Sannoner (I) ?, (G) Marianne Lutz
George Ardisson (I) ?, (G) Andreas Thieck
Giacomo Rossi Stuart (I) Luciano Melani, (G) Ingolf Gorges
Eduardo Ciannelli (I) Aldo Silvani, (G) Kurt Waitzmann
Vladimir Medar (I) ?, (G) Jochen Schröder
Burt Nelson (I) Renzo Palmer, (G) Michael Nowka

SERGIO ROSSI [1921-1998]

Sergio Rossi was born in Rome, Italy on April 10, 1921. Rossi was an Italian actor and dubber. Rossi was best known for voicing Leslie Nielsen in many films and other great actors such as Gene Hackman, Sean Connery, Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Christopher Lee. As an actor he starred in many films and television dramas from the late fifties to the early nineties. He was sometimes credited as Sterling Roland.

Sergio Rossi died on 11 February 1998 in Rome, Italy.

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