Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Voices of the Spaghetti western ~ “The Colt is My Law”

 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 “The Colt is My Law”

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

George Benson - Ángel del Pozo (S) Simón Ramírez

Louise O'Brien - Lucy Gilly (S) María Luisa Rubio,

Ringo/Peter Webb -Miguel de la Riva (S) Roberto Martín

Henry O'Brien -Franco D'Este (S) José María Cordero

Davidson - José Riesgo (S) Rafael Durán

O'Brien henchman – Livio Lorenzon (S) Pedro Sempson

María Luisa Rubio  (1935 – 2005)

María Luisa Rubio Jiménez was born in Madrid, Spain on June 26, 1935. She was a Spanish voice actress known for dubbing both film actresses Bette Midler (in several films), and television: Rhea Perlman (Carla Tortelli in ‘Cheers’), Cheryl Ladd (Kriss Munroe in ‘Charlie's Angels’), Susan Sullivan (Maggie Gioberti in ‘Falcon Crest’), Betty Buckley (Abby Bradford in ‘8 is Enough’) and Jo Marie Payton (Harriette Winslow in ‘Family Matters’).

Rubio died in Madrid on August 22, 2005. She was 70.

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