Thursday, February 6, 2020

Voices of the Spaghetti Westerns ~ “Killer Kid”

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

Captain Morrison/Chamaco - Anthony Steffen - (I) Anthony Steffen, (S) ?, (G) Harald Leipnitz, (F) ?
Burns - Tom Felleghy – (I) ?, (S) ?, (G) Herbert Weicker, (F) ?
Vilar - Fernando Sancho – (I) ?, (S) ?, (G) Bum Krüger, (F) ?

Bum Krüger  (1906 – 1971)

Willy ‘Bum’ Krüger Bum Krüger was born on March 13, 1906 in Berlin, Germany. He appeared in more than one hundred films from 1948 to 1969 and is remembered for his appearances in “Die spanische Fliege”(1966), “Die Tochter des Brunnenmachers” (1965) and “Das Jubiläum” (1962). Bum was also a popular cabaret artiste, as well as a comedic film and television character. He was the father of singer, actor Pit Krüger [1934-2003]. Bum Krüger died in Berlin, Germany on March 15, 1971.

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