Friday, April 8, 2022

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ Catlow

 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 – “Catlow”

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

Jed Catlow – Yul Brynner (E) Yul Brynner, (I) Sergio Rossi, (S) Constantino Romero, (G) Rolf Schult, (F) ?

Ben Cowan – Richard Crenna (E), Richard Crenna (I) Michele Kalamera, (S) Arsenio Corsellas, (G) Herbert Stass, (F) Dominique Paturel

Miller – Leonard Nimoy (E) Leonard Nimoy, (I) Renato Mori, (S) Pepe Mediavilla, (G) Gerd Martienzen, (F) Jean-Claude Balard

Rosita – Daliah Lavi (E) Daliah Lavi, (I) Noemi Gifuni, (S) Elsa Fábregas, (G) Beate Hasenau, (F) ?

Christina Calderon – Jo Ann Pflug (E) Jo Ann Pflug, (I) Mirella Pace, (S) Rosa Guiñón, (G) ?, (F) Michèle André

Merridew – Jeff Corey (E) Jeff Corey, (I) Antonio Guidi, (S) Felipe Peña, (G) Konrad Wagner, (F) Pierre Leproux








Constantino Romero  (1947-2013)

Constantino Romero Garcia was born on May 29, 1947 in Albacete, Castilla–La Mancha, Spain. He was known as a voice over actor for many famous actors. Among his notable appearances in Castilian Spanish versions of foreign-language films, he was the voice of William Shatner as James T. Kirk in ‘Star Trek’, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character in “The Terminator” film series, Sean Connery as William T. O'Niel in “Outland”, Roger Moore as the title character in the James Bond franchise and James Earl Jones' role as Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise. His voice also appears in the Spanish dubs of several Disney films, including “The Lion King” as Mufasa, “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame as Frollo”, “Mulan” as the Supreme Ancestor, and in “The Jungle Book 2” as Shere Khan.

Romero retired on December 12, 2012, after his last job as a voice actor: “Trouble with the Curve”. He announced it through his Twitter account: "Thanks for the affection. It's been 47 years of work. And a whole life. Radio, TV, theatre, dubbing. It's been worth it. A hug. That's all folks! " (in English in the original). He showed his thankfulness to his fans with the words "I've always known that the best part of my job were people". Romero died from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on May 12, 2013 in Barcelona just two and a half weeks shy of his 66th birthday

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