Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “The Two Sons of Trinity”

 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 – “The Two Sons of Trinity”

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


Franco Trinita – Franco Franchi (I) Franco Franchi, (G) Erich Ebert

Ciccio Trinita – Ciccio Ingrassia (I) Ciccio Ingrassia, (G) Christian Marschall

Lola – Lucretia Love (I) Vittoria Febbi, (G) Rose-Marie Kirstein

Requiem – Remo Capitani (I) Gianni Marzocchi, (G) Arnold Marquis

Father Superior – Freddy Unger (I) Sergio Grazioni

Alex Armstrong - Franco Ressel (I) Pino Colizzi, (G) Niels Clausnitzer

Erich Ebert  (1922 – 2000)

Erich Ebert was born in Cologne, Germany on November 9, 1922. Ebert was active in German film dubbing from the 1950s onward, often in the ZDF and ARD TV dubs of older Hollywood movies. He dubbed frequent Laurel and Hardy foil Charlie Hall, Italian comedian Franco Franchi, Humphrey Bogart in Black LegionJohn McEnery in Amok, and a variety of roles in the Charlie Chan movies (from William Demarest to a talking parrot).

Ebert was heard on the German children's series Kli-Kla-Klawitter, supplying narration and voicing an assortment of finger puppets in story segments, as well as the puppet clown Augustin. For dubbed cartoons, he voiced Daffy Duck, the Inspector and Crazylegs Crane on The Pink Panther Show, guest characters on Vicki the Viking, and speaking parts in Tom and Jerry shorts. TV dub roles included Ray Walston on My Favorite Martian and Herbert Anderson on Dennis the Menace. Ebert died in Munich, Bavaria Germany on November 25, 2000.

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