Thursday, April 22, 2021

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Vendetta at Dawn”

 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 “Vendetta at Dawn”

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


Doctor George Benton – George Eastman – (I) ?, (G) Christoph Lindert

Jonathan Benton – Ty Hardin – (I) ?, (G) Michael Eder

Sheriff Jed – Lee Burton – (I) ?, (G) Arnim André

Rod Fargas – Bruno Corazzari - (I) Oreste Lionello, (G)

Convict – Nello Pazzafini – (I) Renato Turi, (G) Manfred Erdmann

Lory Baxter Benson – Laura Troschel – (I) ?, (G) Marion Hartmann

Peter Fargas – Rick Boyd – (I) ?, (G) Gerhard Acktun









Christoph Lindert  (1938 – 2005)

Christoph Lindert was born in Dortmund Germany on July 10, 1938. After graduating from high school, Lindert attended the Otto Falckenberg School in Munich from 1960 to 1962 . He made his debut as a cadet in Maxim Gorky's Wassa Schelesnowa” at the Münchner Kammerspiele . Further engagements took him to the Torturmtheater Sommerhausen , the Ateliertheater in Bern , the Theater am Dom in Cologne and the Burgtheater in Vienna. He also made numerous tours. Since the mid-1970s, Lindert has appeared regularly in well-known television series, including ‘Tatort’, ‘Der Alte’, ‘Ein Fall für Zwei’, ‘SOKO 5113’, ‘Wolffs Revier’ and ‘Alarm für Cobra 11’. In 1979 he took part in the award-winning film “Fleisch” by Rainer Erler . As a voice actor, he lent his voice to Giuliano Gemma (in “Tenebrae”) and Malcolm McDowell (in “Escape to the Future”), among others. Christoph Lindert was married to actress Ute Mora for 33 years until her death in September 2003. He was found dead in his home in Munich, Germany on August 28, 2005. According to police spokesman Dieter Gröbner, the cause of death was suicide, as can be seen from two farewell letters from the deceased.

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