Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Voices of the Spaghetti Western – “Django the Last Killer”

 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.

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


Today we’ll cover “Django the Last Killer”

Ramon – George Eastman (G) Lothar Blumhagen

Rocco – Anthony Ghidra (G) Helmo Kindermann

Barrett – Daniele Vargas (G) Jürgen Thormann

Lola – Dana Ghia (G) Eva Katharina Schultz

Sheriff – Valentino Macchi (G) Jochen Schröder

Eva Katharina Schultz  (1922 – 2007)

Eva Katharina Schultz was born in Berlin, Germany on December 16, 21922 and attended drama school after graduating from primary school in Mannheim, Germany and received her first engagements in Gießen, Heidelberg, Bremen, at the Burgtheater in Vienna and from 1950 at the Schauspielhaus Bochum. In 1957 she was engaged by Boleslaw Barlog at the Staatliche Schauspielbühnen Berlin, where she found an artistic home and was part of the ensemble for many years.

Although the center of her extensive acting career was the stage, Schultz occasionally took on roles in film and television. She played alongside OE Hasse in “Solange das Herz schlägt”, directed by Jürgen Roland in his anti-war film “Der Transport”, in the television film “Eugenie Marlitt und die Gartenlaube” about the author of the same name, in television adaptations of stage material such as Eugene O'Neill's “Eine Langen Tag Reise” in the night and the school series ‘Eine Klasse für sich’.

Between 1958 and 2000, Schultz worked extensively in dubbing and lent her voice to a large number of international film stars such as Jeanne Moreau, Anne Bancroft, Bette Davis, Yvonne De Carlo, Angie Dickinson, Ava Gardner, Annie Girardot, Deborah Kerr, Janet Leigh, and Gina Lollobrigida.

Eva Katharina was married to fellow actor Rolf Henniger. On March 3, 2007, she died in her hometown on March 3, 2007 at the age of 84.

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