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 be 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 – “Ben & Charlie”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English
Ben Bellew – Giuliano Gemma (I) Pino Locchi, (S) Rogelio Hernández, (G) Christian Brückner
Charlie Logan – George Eastman (I) Sergio Graziani, (S) José Luis Sansalvador, (G) ?
Alan Smith – Vittorio Congia (I) Ferruccio Amendola, (S) Miguel Ángel Valdivieso, (G) Wolfgang Draeger
Kurt – Luciano Lorcas (I) Nando Gazzolo, (S) Francisco Garriga, (G) Joachim Kemmer
Sarah – Marissa Mell (I) Rita Savagnone, (S) Rosa Guiñón, (G) Renate Küster
Christian Brückner (1943 - )
Christian Brückner was born on October 17. 1943) in Waldenburg, Silesia, Germany. He is one of the most prolific and well-known German voice actors today, as well as a frequent actor. Brückner provides the German voice-dubbing for such actors as Gary Oldman, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, Martin Sheen, Harvey Keitel, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper, Gérard Depardieu, Donald Sutherland and Jon Voight. In 2009, he appeared with a small German-speaking part in the film Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino. He has also collaborated with the German trance/techno-band E Nomine on a number of their albums.