Friday, February 26, 2021

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “God Will Forgive My Pistol”

 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

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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