Thursday, January 16, 2020

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Ringo, the Face of Revenge”

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 “Ringo, the Face of Revenge”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]

Anthony Steffen – (I) ?, (S) Francisco Valladares, (G) Christian Rode, (E) ?
Frank Wolff – (I) ?, (S) José Martínez Blanco, (G) Friedrich W. Bauschulte, (E) Frank Wolff
Eduardo Fajardo – (I) ?, (S) José María Cordero, (G) Martin Hirthe, (E) ?
Armando Calvo – (I) ?, (S) Armando Calvo, (G) Horst Niendorf, (E) ?
Aleandra Nilo – (I) ?, (S) Maite Santamarina, (G) ?, (E) ?
Alfonso Godá – (I) ?, (S) Salvador Arias, (G) ?, (E) ?

Francisco Valladares [1935 – 2012]

Francisco Valladares Barragan was known as Paco Valladares and was born in Pilas, Sevilla, Spain on August 20, 1935. He was a theater, film, TV and voice actor where he participated in numerous dramatic productions in Spanish theater and carried on his professional career for fifty years. In 1956 he became one of the first announcers on Spanish television. He also began to appear in television shows and films from the 1950s until the early 2000s.

In the mid-1950 he joined the dubbing profession in Madrid. With his gallant voice he lent his voice to such actors as Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Michael Caine, Alain Delon, Robert Redford, Robert Wagner, Giancarlo Giannini and Jeffrey Hunter among many others. He dubbed hundreds of actors over the years.

Valladares fought leukemia for several years and finally succumbed to the disease on March 17, 2012, Madrid, Spain.

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