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 – “Gunmen and the Holy Ghost”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]
Spirito Santo/Holy Ghost – Vasili Karis (I) Gigi Pirarba
Powers – Lincoln Tate (I) Pierangelo Civera
Carmelo – Salvatore Billa (I) Mimmo Palmara
The Colonel – Tom Felleghy (I) Elio Zamuto
Gigi Pirarba (1935 - )
Giulio ‘Gigi’ Cesare Pirarba was born in Perdasdefogu, Sardinia, Italy on April 17, 1935. He was a speaker for Rai Tg1 (sixties-nineties), and for several years he conducted the transmission Oggi al Parlamento in the studio. He was the Italian voice of Steve McQueen in 1968’s “The Thomas Crown Affair” and Tony Musante in “The Bird with the Crystal Plummage” (1970).