Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Beyond the Law”


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 “Beyond the Law”

[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]

Billy Joe Cudlip – Lee Van Cleef (I) Emilio Cigoli, (S) Claudio Rodríguez, (G) Arnold Marquis, (F) ?

Ben Novack – Antonio Sabato (I) Ugo Pagliai, (S) Juan Logar, (G) Claus Jurichs, (F) Philippe Ogouz

Burton – Gordon Mitchell (I) Michele Kalamera, (S) Teófilo Martínez, (G) Curt Ackermann, (F) ?

Preacher – Lionel Stander (I) Leonardo Severini, (S) Eduardo Calvo, (G) Wolfgang Lukschy, (F) ?

James Cooper – Bud Spencer (I) Giancarlo Maestri, (S) Juan Miguel Cuesta, (G) Martin Hirthe, (F) Jean Berger

Sally Davis – Graziella Granata (I) Gabriella Genta, (S) Mercedes Mireya, (G) Almut Eggert, (F) ?







UGO PAGLIAI   (1937- )

Ugo Pagliai was born on Novembe 13, 1937 in Pistoia, Italy. The son of a salesman and a singer, in 1956 he moved to Rome. Where in 1958, Pagliai enrolled at the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica and started his career on stage in the early 1960s. He became first well known in 1969, thanks to the Giuseppe Fina's critically acclaimed stage play, Ross.

In 1971, he had a major success as the lead actor of the Daniele D'Anza's miniseries, Il segno del comando, and then appeared in a number of other successful RAI TV-series, often directed by D'Anza. He was mainly active onstage, often with his wife, Paola Gassman, the daughter of actors Vittorio Gassman and Nora Ricci. In 1988, Pagliai received a Flaiano Prize for his career.

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