Friday, April 1, 2022

Voices of the Spaghetti Westerns ~ “Adios Sabata”

 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 – “Adios Sabata”

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

Sabata/Indio Black - Yul Brynner (I) Sergio Rossi, (S) Héctor Cantolla, (G) Heinz Petruo, (F) Denis Savignat, (E) Yul Brynner

Ballantine – Dean Reed (I) Giacomo Piperno, (S) Eduardo Jover, (G) Eckart Dux, (F) Dominique Paturel

Escudo – Pedro Sanchez (I) Antonio Guidi, (S) Antonio Fernández Sánchez, (G) Arnold Marquis, (F) Claude Bertrand

Colonel Skimmel - Gérard Herter (I) Giorgio Piazza, (S) Daniel Dicenta, (G) Klaus Miedel, (F) René Bériard









Giacomo Piperno  (1940 -    )

Giacomo Piperno was born to a Jewish family in Rome on July 25, 1940,he was spared from the roundup of the Capitoline ghetto. He made his film debut in 1960 in the film Lieutenant Sheridan : A Gardenia for Helena Carrel . After an eight-year hiatus he returned in the movie Commandos. Between television and cinema he made a total of 57 appearances (among others he was in Napoleon at Sant'Elena ), and is also famous for his role in the TV miniseries Caterina and Her Daughters, in which he plays the husband of Iva Zanicchi .

Piperno has been very active as a voice actor in the 1960-1980s and was one of the partners first of the CID and then of the DEFIS, he voiced Gene Hackman in the lead role in The Adventure of Poseidon .

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