Sunday, December 6, 2020

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Kid Vengeance”

 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 “Kid Vengeance”

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


McClain – Lee Van Cleef (S) Claudio Rodríguez, (G) Fred Maire

Isaac – Jim Brown (S) Ricardo Tundidor, (G) Wolfgang Hess

Jesus – John Marley (S) ?, (G) Leo Bardischewski

Tom - Leif Garrett (S) Luis Reina, (G) ?

Grover – Matt Clark (S) Roberto Cuenca Martinez, (G) Frank Engelhardt

Ned – Tim Scott (S) Juan Antonio Gálvez, (G) ?









LEO BARDSCHEWSKI  (1914 – 1995)

Leo Bardschewski was born in Danzig, Germany on November 13, 1914 and was a German radio play, theater, television and voice actor. As a voice actor he was heard as the German voice of Miraculiz in two Asterix film and was also the voice of Fred Astaire in The Golden Rainbow (1968) and The Towering Inferno (1974). He’s best remembered by German audiences as the German voice of James Finlayson in several Laurel and Hardy films. He was also a theater and film actor and was seen on Tatort. He died on October 27, 1995 in Munich, Germany.


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