Thursday, December 7, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ José Bellido, José Bellido hijo, Julio Bellido

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]


José Bellido is a Spanish stuntman. His brother Julio Bellido is also a stuntman He was an excellent rider so was used in several films and remains uncredited except for three films that I am aware of two of which were Spaghetti westerns. He appeared in “100 Rifles” (1969) with Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds and Raquel Welch and also “Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold” (1984) with Laurene Landon. He’s on Facebook but does not post.

BELLIDO, José (José Bellido Martinez) [Spanish] – stuntman, film actor, married to ? father of child actor José Bellido hijo (José Bellido Gomez) [196?-    ].

100 Rifles – 1969 (soldier)

Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold – 1984 [stunts]

Rustlers’ Rhapsody – 1984 (Colonel Ticonderoga henchman)

BELLIDO hijo, José (José Bellido Gomez) [196?, Spain -     ] – child actor, son of actor José Bellido Martinez, nephew of actor, stuntman Julio Bellido (Julio Bellido Martinez).

El bandit Malpelo – 1971 (Mexican child)

BELLIDO, Julio (Julio Bellido Martinez) [Spanish] – stuntman, film actor, brother of stuntman, actor José Bellido (José Bellido Martinez), uncle of child actor José Bellido hijo (José Bellido Gomez) [196?, Spain -    ].

Train for Durango - 1967

Red Sun – 1971 (Indian)

Rustlers’ Rhapsody – 1984 (cowboy)

New German DVD/Blu-ray “Ohne Dollar keinen Sarg”


“Ohne Dollar keinen Sarg”

(The Ugly Ones)



Director: Eugenio Martín

Starring: Richard Wyler, Tomas Milian, Halina Zalewska


Country: Germany

Label: Explosive Media

BluRay and DVD digipak; also available as stand-alone DVD

Resolution: 1080p HD, new 4K master

Aspect ratio: 16:9, 2.35:1

Languages: German, English, Italian, Spanish

Subtitles: German, English

Running time: 94 minutes

Extras: Booklet; Interviews with Tomas Milian and Eugenio Martin; Alternative ending from the Italian version; gallery


Released: December 7, 2023

Voices of the Spaghetti Westerns - “Rebels in Canada”

 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 “Rebels in Canada”

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

Victor DeFrois - George Martin (I) Renzo Palmer, (S) Claudio Rodríguez, (F) Roger Rudel

Swa/Muia, - Pamela Tudor (I) Gabriella Genta, (S) Josefina de Luna, (F) ?

Capitan Robert Doyle – Mirko Ellis (I) Giancarlo Maestri, (S) Francisco Arenzana, (F) ?

Nela – Diana Lorys (I) ?, (S) Ana Maria Saizar, (F) ?

Leo Limoux – Franco Fantasia (I) Aldo Giuffrè (S) Benjamín Domingo, (F) ?

Ana Maria Saizar  (1924 – 2013)

Ana Maria Saizar was a film actress, costume designer and an assistant camera operator. She was born in San Sebastián, Pais Vasco, Spain in 1924. She began her professional career as a dubbing actress in 1948 at Sevilla Film Studios. In the 1950s, in Madrid, she began to work in the country's major dubbing studios and specifically, from 1956, at Oro Films, where she remained until the mid-1980s. She dubbed into Spanish the voices of some of the most important Hollywood film stars of the time, such as Sofia Loren, Anne Baxter, Grace Kelly and Carole Lombard.

For television, she starred as Miss Rottenmeier in the animated series ‘Heidi’ (1975). Although she also voiced Miss Cassandra in ‘Maya the Bee’, Flor in ‘Once Upon a Time... the Man’, Barbara Bain (Hellen Russell) in ‘Space 1999’, Doris Roberts (Mildred Krebbs) in ‘Remington Steele’ and Peg Phillips (Ruth Miller) in ‘Doctor in Alaska’.

She retired in the late 1990s and died in Madrid on December 19, 2013, at the age of 89.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Jean Bellanger

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Max Edouard Jean Bellanger was born in Paris, France on December 5, 1909. He was a writer and film actor. He appeared in 33 film and television appearances between 1951 and 1967. He died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France on November 15, 2008. He was 98 years old.

Belanger appeared in only one Euro-western and that was in 1951 where he played the role of Corned-Bill in “Terreur en Oklahoma” (The Terror in Oklahoma).

BELLANGER, Jean (aka Bellanger) (Max Edouard Jean Bellanger) [12/5/1909, Paris Île-de-France, France – 11/15/2008, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France] – writer, film, TV actor, singer.

Terreur en Oklahoma -1951 (Corned-Bill)

RIP Alberto Gadea


Cinematographer Paco Marin Andreu posted on December 1st that he had received an early phone call this morning from Monica Gadea the daughter of actor, master of arms Alberto Gadea that her father had passed away the day before on November 30th. Alberto was born in Barcelona in 1933 and appeared in 23 films between 1964 and 2017. Among those films were 15 Spaghetti westerns: “Shoot to Kill” (Steve’s henchman) and “$5,000 on One Ace” (Gypsy) both in 1964; “Epitaph for a Fast Gun, “$100,000 for Ringo” [master of arms], “7 Pistols for a Gringo” (Jed Tennessee) [as LLosa Gadea], “Who Killed Johnny R.?” all in 1965; “Dollar of Fire”, “The Ruthless Colt of the Gringo” (Abner), and “Seven Pistols for a Gringo” (Bliss) all in 1966, “Gentleman Killer”, “Villa Rides!” both in 1967, “Tierra Brava” 1968 (Rojas’ bandit), “A Talent for Loving” in 1969, “Espulgas City, West of Barcelona” 2016 [himself] and “Goodbye Ringo” 2017 [himself].

Who Are Those Guys? ~ Fred Delmare


Fred Delmare was born Werner Vondrab in Hüttensteinach, Sonneberg, Germany on April 24, 1922. He studied at the Hebbel Theater Acting School, and from 1950 to 1970 he was a member of the Leipzig Schauspielhaus ensemble. 

Small parts require the same dedication as leading roles. Fred Delmare always remained true to this motto. Whether he played a taxi driver, unrequited lover, or cowboy, his performances were always stellar. Delmare acted in over 200 cinema and television productions.

His breakthrough came with the movie “Der Teufelskreis”, an adaptation of a Hedda Zinner play by Carl Balhaus in which he gave an unforgettable performance as Marius van der Lubbe. Delmare’s popularity grew when he played the concentration camp inmate Pippig in both the television and cinematic adaptations of “Nackt under Wölfen”. He portrayed this character, who faces certain death, with calmness and bravery.

Delmare worked in the film business for over 50 years and tried out many genres – he was the dwarf Naseweis in the fairy tale adaptation “Schneewittchen”, the unsuccessful lover in “Die Legende von Paul und Paula”, the funny cowboy in the East German Western series, as well as the friendly and beloved grandfather in the television series ‘In aller Freundschaft’.

He celebrated a special comeback with a television production praised by critics, ‘Matulla und Busch’, a comedy about the transitional period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and German unification. Delmare and Erwin Geschonneck played two seasoned old Berliners who end up in a retirement home and find out that one of them owns a house in East Berlin that is occupied by squatters.

Fred appeared as a character actor in five East German westerns usually as comedy relief or friend of the hero.  

Fred Delmare died on May 1, 2009, in Leipzig, Danzig, Germany.

DELMARE, Fred (Werner Vorndran) [4/24/1922, Hüttensteinach, Sonneberg, Germany  – 5/1/2009, Leipzig, Danzig, Germany (pneumonia)] – theater, film, TV actor, married to singer Iris Brockmeier (1952-1953) father of Felicitas Delmare [1953-1980], married to Mona Winzer (1959-1964) father of Tino Delmare [1960-2001], married to actress Dagmar Marquardt (1965-1973) father of Claudia Delmare [1968-    ], married to Silvia Kallenbach (1973-1982) father of Nici Delmare [1976-    ], Jette Delmare [1978-    ], married to Renate Schuck [1944-    ] (1986-2009), awarded Patriotic Order of Merit [1987].

The Falcon’s Trail - 1967 (Peter Hille)

White Wolves – 1969 (Peter Hille)

Apaches - 1973 (Doctor Klein)

Ulzana – 1973 (Bob Tribollet)

The Long Ride from School – 1982 (outlaw)

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

RIP Govedariza Govedarica


Born in Gacko, Yugoslavia in 1940 as Vojislav Govedaric died in Los Angeles, California on December 5, 2023. At a very young age he became famous as a wrestler in the Yugoslav youth national team, and then worked as a bouncer in discos and pubs first in Gacko then in Belgrade, where he moved in his early twenties, to make some action films where he played roles in which a muscular character actor was needed In 1968 he was called to play the role of Philetius in “The Odyssey” and in a spaghetti western, entitled “The Man with the Long Gun”, in which he played an Indian chief Native American leader. In 1981 he decided to go to the United States to try acting in Hollywood. He was noticed by Sylvester Stallone, because of his imposing physique and his herculean strength. He was given the role of the cynical and silent sergeant Yushin in “Rambo 2” and then move on to act in films with Jean-Claude Van Damme in “The Lioness” and then moved on to roles of various types in both American and Serbian-language cinema. Govedarica appeared in three Euro-western westerns: “Massacre at Marble City” (1964) (Big Wolf) [as Voyo Goric], “The Man With the Long Gun” (1968) (Red Buffalo) and “The Hellhounds of Alaska” in 1972 as Achua-hua