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Lucky Luke: Ballad of the Daltons (1978)

La ballade des Dalton (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 7 May 1979 (USA)
A wandering cowboy watches over formidable bandits who, to touch an inheritance, must eliminate the members of the jury who sentenced their uncle.


René Goscinny (comic), Morris (comic) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ... Min Li Foo, le blanchisseur chinois / Mathias Bones, le joyeux croque-mort / Le crieur de journaux / Juan le Mexicain (voice)
Georges Atlas Georges Atlas ... Un Cow-Boy pas content / Un gardien de prison (voice)
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Lucky Luke (voice)
Jacques Balutin Jacques Balutin ... William Dalton (voice)
Xavier Depraz Xavier Depraz ... Le cow-boy qui évite le train (voice)
Jacques Deschamps Jacques Deschamps ... Bud Bugman, le conducteur de locomotive / Un chercheur d'or / Le sheriff de Tumbleweed Springs (voice)
Gisèle Grimm Gisèle Grimm ... (voice)
Michel Elias Michel Elias ... Plume de serpent, le sorcier indien (voice)
Bernard Haller ... Ran Tan Plan, le chien le plus bête et le plus symphatique de l'Ouest / Tobias Wills (voice)
Jacques Fabbri ... Thadeus Collins, le directeur de prison (voice)
Gérard Hernandez Gérard Hernandez ... Jack Dalton / Pepe le Mexicain (voice)
Henri Labussière Henri Labussière ... L'imprimeur / Le premier barman (voice)
Roger Lumont Roger Lumont ... Pancho / Walt (voice)
Jacques Legras ... Augustus Betting, le notaire (voice)
Jacques Morel Jacques Morel ... Sam Game, le prêcheur et tricheur repenti (voice)


A wandering cowboy watches over formidable bandits who, to touch an inheritance, must eliminate the members of the jury who sentenced their uncle.

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Did You Know?


This is the last animated feature film produced and developed by drawing Studios Idefix before their closure. See more »


Follows Lucky Luke (1971) See more »


Dalton's Musical
Music by Claude Bolling
Lyrics by Nicole Croisille
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A fun well made movie
7 February 2016 | by stenholmgabrielSee all my reviews

This is a great animated film that the whole family can enjoy. The First thing you notice is that the film is quite a bit darker than your usual Disney fair. This movie has talk of death , smoking, drinking and satire on religion. It's all played for laughs course.

A good thing with this movie is that if you show it to your kids they'll learn something from it.Lucky Luke almost always use his head and solves his problems with cunning. It teaches children to be smart. The screenwriter Pierre Tchernia was clearly smart when he wrote the film. This is not a stupid movie.

The voice acting( talking about the Swedish dub only have not seen the french original) is great although I think that ans Lindgren(R.I.P.) plays a few too many roles. But it is better than the dubbing of Lucky Luke: Daisy Town where one person played all roles. Which not only is an insult to the movie but also makes it unwatchable in Swedish. The same thing was done in English.

In the end La Ballade des Dalton is a fun well made movie for the whole family that's well worth a watch.

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7 May 1979 (USA) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.33 : 1
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