Sunday, May 29, 2022

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “I Want Him Dead”

 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 – “I Want Him Dead”

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


Clayton - Craig Hill (I) Nando Gazzolo, (S) Jesús Nieto, (G) Horst Naumann

Aloma - Lea Massari (I) Lea Massari, (S) Josefina De Luna, (G) Roswitha Krämer

Jack Blood - José Manuel Martin (I) Corrado Gaipa, (S) Ángel María Baltanás, (G) Wolf Rahtjen

Mallek - Andrea Bosic (I) Carlo D’Angelo, (S) Joaquín Vidriales, (G) Paul Bürks

Marisol/Maria/Marisa - Licia Calderón (I) Fiorella Betti, (S) Anna Maria Saizar, (G) Uschi Wolff








Horst Naumann  (1925 -    )

Horst Naumann was born in Dresden, Saxony, Germany on November 17, 1925. He is an actor who has appeared in over 80 film and television productions. He played one of his longest-lasting and best-known roles between 1983 and 2010 as the ship's doctor, Dr. Horst Schröder in the ZDF series Das Traumschiff. Naumann became very popular through television as early as the 1960s. He played leading roles in the popular television series Clouds over Kaprun (1964), Bei uns daheim (1966) and Zimmer 13 (1967). In addition, as a voice actor he has been the German voice of Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner), Ben Johnson (La pupa del gangster), Christopher Plummer (The Pink Panther Returns), Anthony Zerbe (License to Kill) , among others. and Kevin Hagen (Little House on the Prairie). Horst was married to Christa von Arvedi from 1954 until her death in 2003. In 2010, he married his 34-year-old manager Martina Linn, head of the cabaret theater Die säule in Duisburg. In 2005 he published his autobiography entitled Between Beacon and Dream Ship.

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