Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Adiós, Sabata”

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

Yul Brynner – (I) Sergio Rossi, (S) Héctor Cantolla, (G) Heinz Petruo, (F) Denis Savignat, (E) Yul Brynner
Dean Reed – (I) Giacomo Piperno, (S) Eduardo Jover, (G) Eckart Dux, (F) Dominique Paturel, (E) Dean Reed
Pedro Sanchez – (I) Antonio Guidi, (S) Antonio Fernández Sánchez, (G) Arnold Marquis, (F) Claude Bertrand, (E)
Gérard Herter – (I) Giorgio Piazza, (S) Daniel Dicenta, (G) Klaus Miedel, (F) René Bériard, (E) ?
Franco Fantasia – (I) Franco Fantasia, (S) Paco Hernández, (G) Wilhelm Borchert, (F) Wilhelm Borchert, (E) ?
Gianni Rizzo – (I) Gianni Rizzo, (S) Julio Núñez, (G) Georg Corten, (F) ?, (E) ?


Dominique Paturel is a French actor, born on April 3, 1931 in Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.
He is the son of Joseph Paturel, Director of Family Allowances and Anne-Marie Le Minihy of Villehervé. After studying at Saint-Joseph College in Le Havre, he entered the National Center of the show on rue Blanche in Paris.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Dominique Paturel, was one of the stars of French television, where he performed in the framework of the Theater of the youth, and in popular soap operas, like ‘Lagardère’, and in the show ‘Au théâtre ce soir’.

Paturel is also one of the big names in dubbing in France: he has lent his voice to Terence Hill, Michael Caine, George Peppard (Hannibal Smith ‘The A-Team’), Robert Wagner (Jonathan Hart in ‘Hart to Hart’) and Larry Hagman (JR in ‘Dallas’). He was also the voice of Roy Thinnes (David Vincent in ‘The Invaders’).

He was married to actress Nelly Benedetti [1921-2011] (1963-2011).

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