Sunday, December 27, 2020

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die”

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 “Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die”

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

Bill Kiowa ~ Brett Halsey (I) Giuseppe Rinaldi, (S) Carlos Ysbert, (G) Uwe Friedrichsen, (F) Jacques Thébault

James Elfego – Tatsuya Nakadai (I) Sergio Tedesco, (S) Miguel Zuniga, (G) Rolf Schult, (F) Gerard Hernández

O’Bannion – Bud Spencer (I) Ferruccio Amendola, (S) Jose Maria Cordero, (G) Edgar Ott, (F) Raoul Delfosse

Francis ‘Colt’ Moran – William Berger (I) Pino Locchi, (S) ?, (G) Jürgen Thormann, (F) Marc de Georgi

Moreno – Jeff Cameron (I) Gianfranco Bellini, (S) Luis Bajo, (G) Claud Jurichs, (F)

Bunny Fox – Franco Borelli (I) Massimo Turci, (S) ?, (G) Randolf Kronberg,(F)

Wayde Preston – Jeff Milton (I) Renato Turi, Victor Valverde, (S) ?, (G) Arnold Marquis, (F) Claude Bertrand









Ferrucio Amendola was born in Turin, Italy on July 22, 1930. He was the grandson of of playwright and screenwriter Mario Amendola. He moved with his family to Rome and made his theater debut at the age of five. He starred in his first film at the age of thirteen in 1943 and soon began to work as a voice actor in 1945. He is best known as the voice of Robert De Niro, Sylvaster Stallon, Dustin Hoffman ,Tomas Milian and Al Pacino.

He was married the actress and voice actress Rita Savagnone whom he divorced and with whom he had two children: one is Claudio, actor, television host and director, who gave him three grandchildren including Alessia an actress and voice actress.

He died in Rome on September 3, 2001 at the age of 71 due to a throat cancer that had afflicted him for some time.

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