Friday, March 11, 2022

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Tex and the Lord of the Deep”

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]

Tex Willer – Giuliano Gemma (I) Giuliano Gemma, (G) Reinhard Glemnitz

Kit Carson - William Berger (I) Sergio Tedesco, (G) Günther Sauer

El Morisco – Peter Berling (I) Elio Pandolfi, (G) Michael Rüth

El Dorado – Aldo Sambrell (I)  Glauco Onorato, (G) Norbert Gastell

Mr. Bedford – Frank Brana (I)  Rino Bolagnese, (G) Michael Cramer









Reinhard Glemnitz  (1930 -     )

Reinhardt Glemnitz was born in Breslau, Poland. After his acting training at the Otto-Falckenberg-School in Munich (1946/47), Glemnitz worked for a few years mainly with the cabaret: "Die Kabarettiche" in Cologne and guest performances at the studio stage of the " Kleine Freiheit " in Zurich and Vienna . In 1948 he started as an announcer at Bayerischer Rundfunk . His first film role followed in 1954 with “08/15. Followed by “The Story of Joel Brand” (1964) with Herwig Walter , it was one of his few "uniform roles". The following year he played in “Rosenmontag” and in 1960 in “Mein Schulfreund” by Robert Siodmak . From 1956 to 1958 he was on the stage in Wuppertal , after which he had further engagements at the Bavarian State Theater in Munich until 1961. Various appearances in film and television followed.

He played his best-known role as Inspector Robert Heines from 1968 to 1975 in the successful ZDF crime series ‘Der Kommissar’ which earned a gold Bambi award four times in the category “Best TV Series” (1970, 1971 , 1972 and 1975) and a silver medal (1973). In 1990 he received an honorary Bambi in Leipzig . In 1998, on the occasion of his 50th anniversary as a speaker, he was awarded the "Golden Medal" by Bayerischer Rundfunk.

From 1981 to 1983 Reinhard Glemnitz was on stage in Vienna, West Berlin and Munich with the musical Evita , where he was also able to demonstrate his singing skills in the role of Colonel Perón. In 1996 he played the role of Vandergelder in the comedy im Bayerischen Hof in Munich in the musical Hello Dolly .

He started his dubbing career in 1955 as the German voice of Richard Harris in “Camelot”. Other voices he’s dubbed include Anthony Perkins, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Michael Ironside, Max von Sidow.

Reinhard Glemnitz is married to the dancer Lydia Blum and has two daughters.


  1. I can assure you that on the Italian DVD that I have (I live in Portugal), the Italian voice of Tex Willer is, without a doubt, dubbed by Giuliano Gemma himself.

    Emanuel Neto

  2. Frank Brana is what he is credited as on English versions.