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 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 - “Sugar Colt”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]
Dr. Tom Cooper / Sugar Colt - Hunt Powers – (I) Sergio Graziani, (S) Ángel María Baltanás (G) Jörg Knochée
Josepha – Soledad Miranda – (I)Flaminia Jandolo, (S) Selica Torcal, (G) Margrit Straßburger
Alan Pinkerton – George Rigaud – (I) Mario Feliciano (S) George Rigaud, (G) Werner Ehrlicher
Agonia – Pajarito (I) Oreste Lionello, (S) Manuel De Juan, (G) Horst Ziethen
Yonker – Erno Crisa – (I) Erno Crisa, (S) José María Cordero
Ángel María Baltanás (1929 – 1979)
Ängel María Baltanás was born in San Sebastián, Spain on November 18, 1929. He started professionally on Radio San Sebastian and later developed his entire career in dubbing in Madrid.
Ängel married another great dubbing actress; Pilar Gentil and his brother Jose Luis Baltanás also had a long career in Madrid as a dubbing actor and advertising announcer.
Sadly, Angel Baltanás died young. It was the second Spanish voice of Paul Newman, to which the great Rogelio Hernández was commonly doubled in Spanish.
His was also the always imposing Vittorio Gassman. For posterity is his masterful dubbing James Cagney in the classic ′′ One, Two, Three ". One of the best films in film history with an absolutely cool dubbing.
Ängel María Baltanás died in Madrid, Spain on October 13, 1979. He was only 50 years-old.
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