Thursday, January 14, 2021

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Yankee Dudler”

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 “Yankee Dudler”

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


Doc Holiday – William Berger (S) Ricardo Tundidor

Kate Elder – Geraldine Chaplin (S) Mari Pe Castro

Henry Sutton – Eduardo Fajardo (S) Eduardo Fajardo

Sebastian Lennerwein – Artur Brauss (S) Fernando Mateo

Andreas Hofleitner – Francisco Algora (S) Manuel Peiró

Petrus Kapuszka – Fred Stillkrauth (S) Eduardo Moreno

August Keller – Roberto Font (S) Pedro Sempson


Ricardo Tundidor  (1947 – 1989)

Ricardo Tundidor was born in Huesca, Spain on April 8, 1947 and was a magnificent theater, film, television and of course dubbing actor

A man of exquisite education and cordiality, he began his professional career very young.
He broke into dubbing in the early 1970s and soon left evidence of his undeniable quality. His early death in 1989 undoubtedly left us without his best performances.

Among many others he voiced José Ferrer in "The Shadow of the Pacific", Cristopher Plummer in "The Great Escape", Christopher Lee in "The Long Shadows", Martin Sheen in "Kennedy", Liam Neeson in "Excalibur" , Rock Hudson in "Dull Angels" and "Secret Mission", Sean Connery in "Murder on the Orient-Express". He intervened as an image actor in several films such as: "The mayor and politics", "Affectionately unfaithful", "The apolitical", "Blood stains in a new car", "A cabaret woman", "Extremadura touch "," Race law "," The dynamites "," 15 under the canvas "and so on.

His career ended at his sudden passing in Madrid in 1989.


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