Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Texas Serenade”

 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 “Texas Serenade”


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

Jacques Gardel – Luis Mariano (S) Fernando De Luis, (F) Luis Mariano

Maitre Jerome Quilleboeuf – Bourvil (S) Rafael De Penagos, (F) Bourvil

Rose – Germaine Damar (S) Margarita Ponce. (F) Germaine Damar

Sylvia – Sonia Ziemann (S) Cristina Victoria, (F) Sonia Ziemann

Sheriff of Big Bend – René Blancard (S) Pablo Jiménez. (F) René Blancard








Fernando De Luis  (1960-    )

Fernando de Luis Molpeceres was born in Spain in 1960. He is a Spanish dubbing actor. He is the Spanish voice of actors of Ted Danson, Gary Sinise and Bruce Davison. He dubbed voice of Batman (Michael Keaton) in Batman Returns. Obviously his dubbing of Jacques Gardel in Texas Serenade which was released in 1958 is for a video of DVD release.


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