Thursday, February 11, 2021

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “A Long Ride from Hell”

 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 “A Long Ride from Hell”

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

Mike Sturges – Steve Reeves (I) Pino Locchi, (S) Dionisio Macías, (G) Christian Brückner

Marlin Mayner – Wayde Preston (I) Carlo D’Angelo, (S) Pep Torrents, (G) Christian Rode

Deputy Sheriff Harry – Guido Lollobrigida (I) Giampiero Albertini, (S) Ramon Puig, (G) Joachim Kemmer

Sheriff Max Freeman – Mimmo Palmara (I) Aldo Giuffre, (S) Antonio García Moral, (G)Horst Niendorf

Bill Savage – Nello Pazzafini (I) Renato Turi, (S) Eduardo Muntada, (G) Arnold Marquis

Ruth Harper – Silvana Venturelli (I) Melina Martello, (S) Julia Gallegos, (G) ?








Dionisio Macías  (1940 -    )

Dionisio Macías Pérez was born in Valladolid, Spain on March 13, 1940. He is an actor and Spanish dubbing director. In 1943 he moved to Barcelona, where years later, in 1958, he began his career as a theater, film and dubbing actor. After performing several supporting roles in dubbing during the 1960s, in the 1970s Macias began to double lead roles, becoming the regular voice of several of the tough guys in American cinema, such as Charles Bronson, Sean Connery and James Coburn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rutger Hauer, Burt Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones

In the 80s he directed the dubbing of the television series ‘The Wonder Years’ and ‘Growing Pains’, where he also intervened as a voice actor, lending his voice to Alan Thicke in the role of the father of the family. His daughter, Susana Macías, is also dedicated to dubbing like her father.

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