Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Apache Fury”

 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 ~ “Apache Fury”


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


Mayor Steve Lohman – Frank Latimore (I) , (S) Angel Maria Baltanas, (F) Jean-Pierre Duclos


Judge – Jesus Puente (I) , (S) , (F) Claude Bertrand


Silas – Angel Ortiz (I) , (S) Angel Ortiz, (F)


Burt Kaplan – Mariano Vidal Molina (I) , (S) Rafael Arcos. (Roger Rudel)


Banker – Rufino Ingles (I) , (S) Joaquin Escola, (F) Emile Duard)







Jean-Pierre Duclos  [1931-2019]

Jean-Pierre Duclos was born on October 2, 1931 in Switzerland. After classical studies at the College of Geneva, he enrolled at the Conservatory. In 1951, he left to try his luck in Paris. He then followed the drama lessons of René Simon and those of Marianne Stein from the Max Reinhardt school. Like many actors, he began his career on the stage. In 1953, he created  Dona Rosita  de Lorca with Silvia Montfort and  Cercle de chalie  de Klabund.
His first dubbing is, in July 1954, for the film  Carnival Story  with Anne Baxter where he lends his voice to actor Lyle Bettger.
From this recording session, Jean-Pierre Duclos remembers: “For over a year, I took part in practice sessions, but without success. The voices chosen were always the same. For  Carnival Story , I was ultimately chosen by the Kikoïne brothers. I don't have a very good memory of this film because when you start out, you are clumsy and I could sense the annoyance of the “old guys” when I had to redo a take by my fault. This is why, in memory of those difficult beginnings, I have always helped young people who are starting out by doing something wrong on purpose in the text, in order to give them time to rehearse. "
From 1954, Jean-Pierre Duclos will play, on the boards, many Classics. He will tour the Antilles with the Comédie de Paris, play in festivals (Nimes, La Bourboule, Sarlat ...), spend a few seasons at TNP Jean Vilar ... He also performs Dramas for Radio Suisse Romande and Radio Genève and, at the same time, he is playmaker at Europe N ° 1 and RTL. In 1955, he filmed in  Si Paris nous  n'est conté by Sacha Guitry and in April 1956, he began filming Mannequins de Paris for André Hunebelle  . In 1957, he reunited with Guitry for  Assassins and Thieves .
Duclos is the French voice of such actors as Sean Connery, Tom Selleck, Christopher Lloyd he died in Paris on May 24, 2019

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