Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Voices of the Spaghetti Western – “Pirates of the Mississippi”

 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 “Pirates of the Mississippi”

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

Sheriff James Lively - Hansjörg Felmy (G) Hansjörg Felmy, (F) Jean-Louis Maury, (S) Jesus Nieto

Evelyn - Sabine Sinjen (G) Ursula Herwig, (F) Sabine Sinjen, (S) Josefina Ragel

Kelly – Horst Frank (G) Horst Frank, (F) Edmond Bernard, (S) Ángel María Baltanás

Tom Cook – Brad Harris (G) Heinz Engelmann, (F) Raymond Loyer, (S) Simón Ramírez

Georgia – Dorothee Parker (G) Rosemarie Fendel, (F) Michèle Montel, (S) Mari Ángeles Herranz

Black Eagle – Tony Kendall (G) Reinhard Glemnitz, (F) Georges Aminel, (S) Joaquín Vidriales

Jean-Louis Maury (19??-     )

Jean-Louis Maury iss a French film and television and voice actor . He appeared in 21 films from 1959 until 1991He essentially filmed under the direction of Claude Chabrol. He’s dubbed such actors as Claude Rains, Donald Houston, Sal Mineo, Ed Faulkner, Luciano Catenacci, Paul L. Smith and Michael Hinz. Maury has also recorded several 45 rpm singles and an album.

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