Friday, September 20, 2019

Spaghetti Western Voices ~ “Companeros”

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 “Companeros”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German (F) French, (E) English]

Franco Nero (I) Sergio Graziani, (S) Constantino Romero, (G) Rainer Brandt, (F) Jacques Thébault
Tomas Milian (I) Tomas Milian, (S) Rogelio Hernández, (G) Christian Brückner, (F) Philippe Ogouz, (E) Tomas Milian
Fernando Rey (I) Gualtiero De Angelis, (S) Arsenio Corsellas, (G) Fritz Tillmann
Iris Berben (I) Flaminia Jandolo, (S) Rosa Guiñón, (G) Renate Heilmeyer
José Bódalo (I) Enzo Tarascio, (S) Felipe Pena, (G) Martin Hirthe
Eduardo Fajardo (I) Carlo Alighiero, (S) Felipe Peña, (G) Siegmar Schneider,
Jack Palance (I) Sergio Tedesco, (S) José Luis Sansalvador (G) Arnold Marquis, (F) Raymond Loyer,  (E) Jack Palance

CARLO ALIGHIERO [1927-     ]

Carlo Alighiero was born Carlo Animali in Ostra, Marche, Italy on February 2, 1927. He is an actor, voice dubber , director and theatrical author. Carlos has performed in theater, film and television. His voice still remains in the memory of the great television public as a masterful narrative voice of the historical drama L'Odissea. He is married to actress and voice actress Elena Cotta [1931-    ] (1952-    ), with whom they had two daughters. Barbara Animali, Olivia Animali

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