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 – “Vengeance Trail”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]
Jim Bridger – Leonard Mann (I) Leonard Mann, (S) Manuel Cano, (G) Rainer Brandt
Judge Perkins – Ivan Rassimov (I) Michele Kalamera, (S) Ricardo Solans, (G)
Virgil Prescott – Klaus Kinski (I) Virgilio Gazzolo, (S) Rogelio Hernández, (G) Gerd Martienzen
Tune – Elizabeth Eversfeld (I) ?, (S) Rosario Cavallé, (G) Renate Danz
Doc – Steffen Zacharias (I) Renzo Palmer, (S) Joaquín Díaz, (G) Arnold Marquis
Rosario Cavallé (1935 – 2014)
Rosario Cavalle was born Reus, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain on February 8, 1935. She was a magnificent dubbing and radio actress, endowed with a beautiful deep voice and she had a long and great career in the world of the lectern and that she was also the first lady of Spanish radio broadcasting. In fact, she was the second actress to play Elena Francis on radio, replacing María Garriga at the age of sixteen. Rosario Cavallé dubbed great actresses like Anna Magnani, Greer Garson and Michele Morgan, among others. In addition, she lent her voice for the first time to Glenn Close in Spain and did so with the film “Jagged Edge”, released in 1986. Rosario died in Barcelona, Spain on October 6. 2014.
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