Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Last of the Renegades”

 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 – “Last of the Renegades”

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

Old Shatterhand – Lex Barker (I) Sergio Rossi, (S) Jose Luis Sansalvador, (G) Gert Günther Hoffmann, (F) Jean-Pierre Duclos

Winnetou – Pierre Brice (I) Silvano Tranquilli, (S) Manuel Cano, (G) Thomas Eckelmann, (F) Marc Cassot

Bud Forrester – Anthony Steel (I) Nino Dal Fabbro, (S) Arsenio Corsellas, (G) Rainer Brandt, (F) Jean Violette

Ribanna – Karin Dor (I) Luisella Visconti, (S) Rosa Guinon, (G) Karin Dor, (F) Klaus Kinski, (F) Jane Val

David ‘Luke’ Lucas – Klaus Kinski (I) Renato Izzo, (S) Rogelio Hernandez, (G) Pierre Garin

Colonel John Frederick Merril – Renato Baldini (I) Mario Bardella, (S) Rafael Luis Calvo, (G) Siegfried Schürenberg, (F) Jean Michaud

Lieutenant Robert Merril – Mario Girotti (I) Adalberto Maria Merli, (S) Roberto Martin, (G) Claus Jurichs, (F) Philippe Ogouz







Silvano Tranquilli  (1925 – 1997)

Silvano Tranquilli was born in Rome on August 23, 1925. He attended theater lessons at the Sharoff Academy, and started his stage career with the theatrical companies of Salvo Randone and Vittorio Gassman. In 1959 he made his television debut, and later acted in more than 100 television productions, achieving his main success with the TV-series I ragazzi di padre Tobia. In the early 1960s he also started a prolific film career as character actor. During his film and TV career he also dubbed an occasional film when his schedule permitted. He dubbed the voice of such actors as Lance Henriksen, Raf Valenti and Alan Steel for films and Kevin Hagan, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden and William Jordan for TV. He died in Rome, at 71 on May 10, 1997 shortly after his theatrical comeback with the company Stabile del Giallo.

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