Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Voices of the Euro-western ~ “For a Few Dollars Less”

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 “For a Few Dollars Less”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German (F) French, (E) English]

Lando Buzzanca – (I) Lando Buzzanca, (G) Tim Hoffmann
Elio Pandolfi – (I) Elio Pandolfi, (G) Helmut Müller-Lankow
Gloria Paul – (I) -?, (G) Ute Lubosch
Lucia Modugno – (I) Lucia Modugno, (G) Roswitha Hirsch
Calisto Calisti – (I) Calisto Calisti, (G) ?
Pietro Tordi – (I) Pietro Tordi, (G)   Walter Wickenhauser
Carlo Pisacane – (I) Stefano Sibaldi, (G) ?

Tim Hoffmann

Tim Hoffmann was born on January 16, 1943 in Frankfurt, Main, Germany. He was an actor, known for “Artur Becker” (1971), “Anflug Alpha I” (1971) and “Der Prinz hinter den sieben Meeren” (1982). He was married to actress Uta Schorn [1947- ]. Hoffmann died on January 31, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

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