Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lucky Luke


Here's Roger Miller's opening theme song to the early 1990's LUCKY LUKE film starring Terence Hill. This same song and footage was used in its subsequent spin-off TV series. Although never shown in the US, the lighthearted family-friendly western series was a lot of fun and frequently featured unheralded guest turns from actors such as Madeline Kahn, Julie Hagerty, Jack Elam, Ruth Buzzi, Abe Vigoda and Rene Auberjonois. Regulars included the late Ron Carey as the leader of the stooge-like villains, the Dalton Brothers and John Ritter's then wife Nancy Morgan as "Lotta Leggs." The closing theme was Arlo Guthrie's "The Lonesomest Cowboy in the West."

1 comment:

BHC said...

It may interest you to know that Hill has a new series, DOC WEST, very similar to LUCKY LUKE, again filmed in the Santa Fe area (where I believe Hill has a home). Again, not available in the US, this is mainly for European consumption. The Lucky Lukes are fun, but trivial. DOC WEST is probably more of the same.