Friday, January 29, 2021

Voices of the Spaghetti West ~ “Land Raiders”

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 “Land Raider”

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


Vince Carden – Telly Savalas (E) Telly Savalas, (S) Vicente Bañó, (G) Herbert Weicker

Paul Cardenas – George Maharis (E) George Maharis, (S) Antolín García, (G) Manfred Schott

Martha Carden – Arlene Dahl (E) Arlene Dahl, (S) Celia Honrubia, (G)Eva Pflug

Kate Mayfield – Janet Landgard (E) Janet Landgard, (S) Mati Pe Castro, (G) Gudrun Vaupel

Arturo, Carney – Paul Picerni (E) Paul Picerni (S) Manolo García, (G) Osman Ragheb, Paul Glawoin

Major Tanner – Guy Rolfe (E) Guy Rolfe (S) Luis Carrillo, (G) Wolf Ackva 







Antolin García  (1928 – 1990) 

Antolin García was born in Barcelona, Spain on April 5, 1928. He began taking building engineering studies, which he combined with sports, becoming a University athletic champion in Spain. He quit his studies to begin a career in radio. Antolin started as an apprentice on the University Radio SEU, and afterwards began his professional career at Radio Intercontinental, and then in Radio Nacional de España. Beginning in 1952, García began work in dubbing, becoming the Spanish voice of actors such as Cary Grant, Glenn Ford, Alain Delon, Peter O’Toole and Albert Finney. He later began q television career in TVE. He was a  presenter on different kinds of shows, but his specialty was sport broadcasting; among others he covered the 1980 Summer Olypmpics in Moscow and the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angele. In 1970, García was handed an Antena de Oro award for his radio work.

Antolin García died in Madrid, Spain on August 23, 1990. He was only 62.

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