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 “God Will Forgive My Pistol”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]
Johnny 'Texas' Brennan – Wayde Preston (I) Michele Kalamera, (G) Norbert Gastell
Gladys Clanton – Loredana Nusciak (I) Lorenza Niella, (G) ?
Jerome Prescott - José Torres (I) Rino Bolognesi, (G) Panos Papadopulos
Deputy Jason Martin – Dan Vadis (I) Giancarlo Maestri, (G) Hartmut Neugebauer
Ramon Ramirez – Livio Lorenzon (S) Leonardo Severini, (G) Bruno W. Pantel
Charley Clanton - Giuseppe De Santis (I) Emilio Cigoli, (G) Harry Kalenberg
Norbert Gastell was born to German parents in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 14, 1929 he moved to Munich where he attended the drama school of Ruth von Zerboni. He then entered the Theater and later was seen on television before turning to voice acting. He was best known as the German voice of Homer Simpson but to western fans he was the German voice in twelve Euro-westerns such as: the voice of Aldo Sambrell in “For a Few Dollars More”, Jean Luis in “Trinity is STILL My Name”. Gastell died on November 26, 2015 in Munich, Germany. He was 86.
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