Thursday, October 22, 2020

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Return of Sabata”

 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 “Return of Sabata”

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


Sabata/Major – Lee Van Cleef (I) Renato Turi, (S) Felipe Peña, (G) Heinz Petruo, (F) Georges Atlas

Clyde/Lieutenant – Reiner Schöne (I) Giorgio Piazza, (S) Rogelio Hernández, (G) Reiner Schöne (F) Jean-Louis Jemma

Joe McIntock – Giampiero Albertini (I) Giampiero Albertini, (S) Arsenio Corsellas, (G) Harry Wustenhagen, (F) André Valmy

Bronco – Pedro Sanchez (I) Antonio Guidi, (S) Pepe Mediavilla, (G) Martin Hirthe, (F) Henry Djanik

Maggie – Annabella Incontrera (I) Mirella Pace, (S) María Luisa Solá, (G) ?, (F) ?









MIRELLA PACE  (1937 - )

Mirella Pace was born in Rome, Italy on October 14, 1937. She began he career in the 1950s as a child actress and voice dubber for ODI. In the 1960s she became very active for CID but with their bankruptcy in 1972 she then went to work for DEFIS (Dubbing & Italian Foreign Film Edition), later on she also worked for other dubbing companies. She was also a dubbing director and is the aunt of voice actor Francesco Bulckaen [1967- ]. She was the Italian voice of Lorella De Luca (Hally Hammon) in A Pistol for Ringo and The Return of Ringo, Gila Golan in The Valley of Gwangi, Margaret Lee in Djurado, Erik Blanc in Django Shoots First, Nieves Navarro in Adios, Sabata.

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