Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Guns for San Sebastian”

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 - “Guns for San Sebastian”

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


Léon Alastray - Anthony Quinn (I) Carlo Alighiero, (S) Felipe Peña, (G) Wolfgang Lukschy, (F) André Valmy

Kinita - Anjanette Comer (I) Vittoria Febbi, (S) Consuelo Vives, (G) ?, (F) ?

Teclo - Charles Bronson (I) Aldo Giuffré, (S) José Luis Sansalvador, (G) Michael Chevalier, (F) Marcel Bozzuffi

Father Joseph - Sam Jaffe (I) Gino Baghetti, (S) Luis Posada Mendoza, (G) Eric Kestin, (F) Henri Crémieux

Felicia - Silvia Pinal (I) ?, (S) Elsa Fábregas, (G) ?, (F) ?

Felipe Cayetano - Jorge Martínez de Hoyos (I) ?, (S) Joaquin Díaz, (G) ?, (F) Raoul Curet

Golden Lance - Jaime Fernández (I) Sergio Tedesco, (S) Ernesto Aura, (G) Rainer Brandt, (F) Sady Rebbot

Governor - Fernand Gravey (I) ?, (G) Curt Ackermann, (S) Rafael Luis Calvo, (G) ?, (F) ?

Vicar General - Leon Askin (I) Giorgio Capecchi, (S) José María Angelat, (G) Erich Fiedler, (F) Jean-Henri Chambois









Andre Valmy (1919 – 2015)


Andre Valmy was born André Antoine Marius Dugenet on October 8, 1919 in Paris, France. He was a French film and voice actor. Andre appeared in 66 films between 1940 and 2001. He thought his real name made him sound like "an old prick", so he changed it to Valmy in honor of the 1792 battle, as he liked History so much. Valmy is also known in France as the dubbed voice of Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw and George Kennedy. He was married to Lorette Gallant. Andre Valmy died on November 18, 2015 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

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