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 “Sabata the Killer”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]
Sabata/Garringo – Anthony Steffen (I) Anthony Steffen, (S) José Guardiola, (G) Horst Naumann
Peter – Peter Lee Lawrence (I) ?, (S) Luis Carrillo, (G) Tommi Piper
Mangosta – Eduardo Fajardo (I) ?, (S) Eduardo Fajardo, (G) Klaus Havenstein
Garfield – Alfredo Mayo (I) ?, (S) Alfredo Mayo, (G) Paul Bürks
Charlie MacKenzie – Luis Induni (I) ?, (S) Héctor Cantolla, (G)
Patricia – Rossana Rovere (I) ?, (S) Pilar Gentil, (G) Eva Kinsky
Sheriff – Alfonso Rojas (I) ?, (S) Antolin Garcia (G)
José Guardiola (1921-1988)
Jose Guardiola was born José García Guardiola in Jumilla, Murcia, Spain on December 8, 1921. He was once a bullfighter who turned to acting and dubbing. He was best known as the Casrtilian Spanish dubbing voice of Humphrey Bogart in more of 20 films, including “Casablanca” (1942), “The African Queen” (1951), “The Caine Mutiny” (1954) and “The Roaring Twenties” (1939). Other voices were of John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Anthony Quinn, Henry Fonda, Sean Connery, Christopher Lee, Richard Widmark, Peter Cushing and Paul Naschy. He was married to Peiró, Brígida and had two children. Guardiola died in Madrid, Spain on May 10, 1988.
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