Saturday, March 28, 2020

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “The Dead are Countless”

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 “The Dead are Countless”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]

Anthony Steffen – Lieutenant Garringo (I) Anthony Steffen, (S) Jose Guardiola, (G) Horst Naumann
Johnny – Peter Lee Lawrence (I) ?, (S) Luis Carrillo, (G) Michael Hinz
Julie – Solvi Stubinh (I) ?, (S) Celia Honrubia, (G) Solvi Stubing
Sheriff Klaus - José Bódalo (I) ?, (S) Vicente Bano, (G) Paul Klinger
Damon – Raf Baldassarre (I) Raf Baldassarre, (S) Fernando Mateo, (G) K.E. Ludwig
Pete – Luis Marin (I) ?, (S) Luis Marin, (G) ?

CELIA HONRUBIA (1929 – 2014)

Celia Honrubia was one of the most prestigious voices of the Spanish cinema. She was born Celia Riva García in Valencia, Spain on January 16, 1929. She studied dramatic art and piano at the Cnservatory of Valencia. There she began he career as a theatrical actress in the Casa del los obreros. Celia settled in Madrid and started he dubbing career in 1956. She worked at Sincronía Studios from 1964 until her retirement in 1992 due to poor eyesight. She was known as the Spanish voice of Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Taylor, Liv Ullman, and Katharine Hepburn. Se was married to actor Jesús Nieto. Celia Horubia died in Spain on February 1, 2014.

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