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 “Carry On Cowboy”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]
Marshal P. Knutt – Jim Dale (E) Jim Dale, (G) Uwe Paulsen
Johnny Finger, the Rumpo Kid – Sidney James (E) Sidney James, (G) Edgar Ott
Judge Burke – Kenneth Williams (E) Kenneth Williams, (G) Horst Gentzen
Chief Big Heap – Charles Hawtrey (E) Charles Hawtrey, (G) Wilfried Herbst
Belle Armitage – Joan Sims (E) Joan Sims (G) Edeltraut Elsner
Annie Oakley – Angela Douglas (E) Angela Douglas, (G) Evelyn Maron
Uwe Paulsen (1944 – 2014)
Uwe Paulsen was born in Elmshorn, Germany on April 22,1944. Paulsen became known as a voice actor for his work for Martin Shaw alias Raymond Doyle in the popular English TV crime series ‘The Professionals’. Furthermore, Uwe Paulsen lent his voice to actors such as John Candy, Christopher Walken, Dirk Benedict and Peter Falk. As an actor, he was seen in the film “Warum die UFOs unseren Salat klauen” (Why the UFOs Steal Our Salad). His father was the actor Harald Paulsen. After Uwe Paulsen [1895-1954] and his mother was actress Hilla Hofer [1914-1990]. Paulsen was sometimes credited under the alias Achilles Grunewald He retired from his work as a voice actor due to illness, and died on June 5, 2014 in Berlin, Germany at the age of 70.