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 – “Finger on the Trigger”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]
Larry Winton - Rory Calhoun (E) Rory Calhoun, S) Claudio Rodríguez
Adam Hyde - James Philbrook (E) James Philbrook, (S) Félix Acaso
Hillstrom - Todd Martin (E) Todd Martin, (S) José Martínez Blanco
Fred - Bruce Talbot (E), Bruce Talbot, (S) Juan Logar
Benton - George Rigaud (E) ?, S) Antonio García Quijada
Violet - Silvia Solar (E) ?, (S) Josefina De Luna
José Martínez Blanco (1931 – 1990)
José Martinez Blanco (also known as Pepe Martinez) was born in Spain in 1931. He was a very familiar Spanish voice actor for many years and it he who dubbed Ernie on Ábrete Sésamo, the Spanish dub of Sesame Street. He reprised the role in the 1976 Ábrete Sésamo album. He also dubbed Kermit on El Show de los Teleñecos. Blanco was also the Spanish voice of Dick Van Patten on “Eight is Enough”. He died in Madrid, Spain on October 2, 1990