Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Spaghetti Western Voices ~ “Arizona Returns”

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

Anthony Steffen – (I) Sergio Graziani, (G) Klaus Kindler
Roberto Camardiel – (I) Carlo Romano, (G) Gerd Duwner
Jose Manuel Martin – (I) , (G) Friedrich Schoenfelder
Aldo Sambrell – (I) Carlo Alighiero (G) Michael Chevalier
Paloma Moreno – (I) Rosalba Neri, (G) Renate Küster

Renate Küster

Renate Kuster was born in Gdańsk, Poland on September 12, 1936, she is a cabaret artist actress and film dubber. In the years 1956 to 1958 Renate Küster was a student at the Max Reinhardt School for Acting in Berlin. At Tatjana Gsovsky she took ballet lessons. For a short time she worked as a TV announcer . She starred as a young actress in the films “Night Nurse Ingeborg” and “Father, Mother and Nine Children” (1958).
From 1960 she played theater, including at the GRIPS theater and for television. Special roles were Die Ilse ist weg“,“Die große Flatter” and “Sechs Wochen im Leben der Brüder G.”
As a voice actress Küster lent many other actors such as film stars like Jane Fonda, Faye Dunaway, Alida Valli, Catherine Deneuve, Raquel Welch, Stéphane Audran, Claudette Colbert the voice. In the German-language film “Die Nibelungen”, she referred to Karin Dor, as she was twice prevented from filming the James Bond movies . Also made Küster some audiobooks.
Küster was married since 1992 until his death in 2013 with the cabaret artist Dieter Hildebrandt [1927-2013], with whom she had also performed together, for example, in the Munich Laughter and shooting society.

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