Thursday, October 14, 2021

Voices of the Spaghetti Western

 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 ~ “5 Giants from Texas”

John Latimore/Tex - Guy Madison (S) Jose Maria Santos, (G) Horst Naumann

Rosario/Rosita Ramirez Latimore - Mónica Randall (S) Consuelo Vives, (G) Helga Trumper

El Matanza - Antonio Molino Rojo  (S)Antonio Fernandez Sanchez, (G) Harald Juhnke

Dan/Joshua - Vassili Karamesinis (S) Javier Dotu, (G) Eckart Dux

Alan - Vidal Molina (S) Dionisio Macias, (G) Norbrt Gastell

Ramon - José Manuel Martín (S) Alfonso Santigosa. (G) Klaus Krause

Jim Latimore - Germano Longo (S)Francisco Garriga. (G) Manfred Schott









José Maria Santos (1933 – 2004)

José Maria Santos was born on December 12, 1933 in Guarapuava, Paraná, Brazil. He is known for his work as an acto on Aleluia, Gretchen (1976), Palabras cruzadas (1974) and Crónicas fantásticas (1974). He was also a voice dubber in Mexico for many international filmd. He died on January 4, 1990 in Curitiba, Paraná.

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