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 “On the Third Day Arrived the Crow”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]
Link Kennedy/Connelly – Lincoln Tate (I) ?, (G) Hannes Gromball
‘The Crow’ – William Berger (I) ?, (G) Franz Rudnick
Sally Kennedy/Connelly – Fiorella Mannoia (I) Fiorella Mannoia,
Tornado Kennedy/Connelly – Lorenzo Fineschi (I) Lorenzo Fineschi,
Lawson – Richard Melvill (I) Rosario Borelli,
Bill – Lars Block (I) ?,
Crow’s brother – Dean Stratford (I) Dino Strano
FRANZ RUDNICK (1931 – 2005)
Franz Rudnick was born in Hamburg, Germany on October 13, 1931. He attended the drama school of the German Theater in Berlin and studied under Agnes Windeck and Gerda Miller. He made his debut at the theater in Halberstadt. He then went on the road appearing in Schwerin, Dresden, Magdeburg, and Berlin. From there he went to the Deutsche Schauspielhaus in Hamburg in 1972 and then moved to the Münchner Kammerspiele in 1977.
As a voice actor, he has voiced many well-known actors, including James Cromwell, Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau. His best-known dubbing role is Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket”.
Franz died on October 13, 2005, on the day of his 74th birthday, after a long illness in a Munich clinic.