Sunday, December 19, 2021

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Fort Yuma Gold”.

 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 – “The Return of Ringo”

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


Gary Diamond – Giuliano Gemma (I) Pino Locchi, (S) Jesús Nieto, (G) Klaus Kindler,

(F) Jean-Pierre Duclos

Major Sanders – Jacques Sernas (I) Gianni Bonagura, (S) Paco Morán, (G) Alexander Allerson, (F) Jean-Louis Jemma

Nelson Riggs – Dan Vadis (I) Glauco Onorato, (S) Josè Guardiola, (G) Herbert Weicker

(F) Jacques Degor

Connie Breastfull – Sophie Daumier (I) Maria Pia Di Meo, (S) ?, (G) Rose-Marie Kirstein.

(F) Sophie Daumier

Sergeant Brian Pitt – Nello Pazzafini (I) Aldo Giuffrè, (S) Vicente Bano. (G) Harry Kalenberg,

(F) Henri-Jacques Huet

Golden .44 – Josè ‘Pepe’ Calvo (I) Lauro Gazzolo, (S) Josè ‘Pepe’ Calvo, (G) Erik Jelde,

(F) Jean Clarieux)

Captain Lefevre – Ángel del Pozo (I) Sergio Tedesco, (S) Antolín García, (G) Wolf Ackva,

(F) Hubert Noël








Gianni Bonagura  (1926 - 2017

Giann Bonagura was one of the great Italian voices. He was the Italian voice of Danny De Vito, Rod Steiger, Mel Brooks, Walter Matthau, Gene Wilder and many others. A man of fine culture (a library of 10,000 volumes donated to the Municipal Library of Formello), he was also an excellent interpreter of the lyrics of Gioacchino Belli. Born Gianfelice Bonagura was born in Milan, Italy on October 27, 1926 he became one of the great voice actors of the Golden Age of Italian films. His Euro-western dubbing was small: Frank Brana in “For a Few Dollars More” (1965), Jacques Sernas in “Fort Yuma Gold” 1966 and Giorgio Gargiullo in “Roy Colt and Winchester Jack” (1970). Bonagura died in Milan on October 8, 2017.

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