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 “Son of Zorro”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]
Don Ricardo Villaverde/Zorro – Robert Widmark (I) Carlo
Sabatini, (S) Manuel Cano
Colonel Michel Leblanche – Fernando Sancho (I) Elio Zamuto, (S) Felipe Peña
Doña Conchita Herrera – Elisa Ramírez (I) ?, (S) Rosa Guiñón
John Warren/Mathias Boyd – William Berger (I) ?, (S) Constantino Romero
Mathilda Leblanche – Dada Gallotti (I) Dada Gallotti, (S) Maria Luisa Sola
Carlo Sabatini (1932 – 2020)
Carlo Sabatini was born in Rome in on April 7, 1932. He appeared and was heard in all facets of the entertainment industry. He was known primarily as one of the premier voice dubbers in Italy. He was the voice of Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Kris Kristofferson, Alain Delon, Paul Newman, Robert Duvall and Marlon Brando. He was heard as the Italian voice of Harvey Keitel in “From Dusk Till Dawn”, Morgan Freeman in ‘The Wings of Freedon” and Bruce Lee in “Three of Operation Dragon”. He is the father of actor Gabriele Sabatini. His voice was heard in the Euro-westerns: “Massacre at Fort Holman” (1972) [Italian voice of Aldolfo Lastretti]; Another Man, Another Chance (1977) [Italian voice of James Caan] and “Jonathan of the Bears” (1994) [Italian voice of John Saxon].
Carlo Sabatini died in Rome on April 10, 2020.