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 – “Tex and the Lord of the Deep”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]
Manuel – Robert Hossein (I) Michele Kalamera, (S) Ángel María Baltanás , (G) Klaus Kindler, (F) Robert Hossein
Maria Caine - Michele Mercier (I) Gabriella Genta, (S) Ana María Saizar , (G) Beate Hasenau, (F) Michele Mercier
Thomas Caine - Guido Lollobrigida (I) Guido Lollobrigida, (S) Simón Ramírez, (G) Herbert Stass (F) Jean-Pierre Duclos
Will Rogers – Daniele Vargas (I) Roberto Villa, (S) Francisco Sánchez, (G) Martin Hirthe, (F) Jacques Monod
Gabriella Genta (1927 – 2020)
Gabriella Genta was born in Spoleto, Italy on October 10, 1927. She was an Italian voice actress and director of dubbing. Gabriella was married to voice actor Mario Bardella [1926-2014] and mother of the dialogist Marco Bardella. She received the Voices in the Shadows Award in 2003 for the Best Character Voice in the Cinema Section for the dubbing of Joan Plowright in: Callas Forever. Gabriella died in Rome on April 15, 2020 at the age of 92.