Sunday, November 15, 2020

Voices of the Spaghetti Western “The Stranger and the Gunfighter”

 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 Stranger and the Gunfighter”

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


Dakota – Lee Van Cleef (I) ?, (S) Vicente Bañó, (G) Heinz Petruo, (F) Edmond Bernard, (E) Lee Van Cleef

Ho Chiang – Lo Lieh (I) ?, (S) Victor Agramunt, (G) Christian Brückner, (F) ?, (E) ?

Yancey Hobbitt – Julian Ugarte (I) ?, (S) Luis Carrillo, G) Gernot Duda, (F) ?, (E) ?

Patty Shepard (I) ?, (S) María Del Puy, (G) ?, (F) ?, (E) Patty Shepard

Erika Blanc (I) ?, (S) Celia Honrubia, (G) ?, (F) ?, (E) ?

Karen Yeh (I) ?, (S) Angela González, (G) ?, (F) ?, (E) ?








VICTOR AGRAMUNT  (1935 -    )

Rafael Victor Agramunt Olive was born on November 18, 1935 in Castellon de la Palma Plana, Valencia, Spain. At a very young age Victor showed an interest in films. In his hometown, he sets up a cinema-club, where he reels and watches all the cinema he can. In the 1950s, he began his role as a radio host, on Radio Castellon, where he would do everything: from acting to host of many programs. At the beginning of the 1960s, he made his great "leap" to Barcelona, where he ended up at the Voz de Espana Studios, and also on the radio. In Barcelona, ​​he made his first steps in dubbing as a studio contractor. However, it is in Madrid, at the beginning of the 1970s, where he developed his fruitful career. He is a regular part of the distributions of the Madrid studio, "Synchrony". Among his early notable roles are as James Dean in “East of Eden: Brad Davis in “The Midnight Express”, Ryan O’Neal in “What’s Wrong Doctor”, Dustin Hoffman in “Kramer vs Kramer” and Timothy Bottoms in “Johnny Got His Gun”, among many other roles. In the 1980s, he was appointed artistic director of the" Arcofón "studios, where he began his activity as a director and voice adjuster, directing many films and TV series.

In addition, he has also worked as a dubbing teacher, and has written articles on dubbing and / or explaining the history of the profession. In 2018, he received an "Irene Award" in recognition of his long career in dubbing and the great work he has done.

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