La Guérison des Dalton
|Lucky Luke #44
La Guérison des DaltonThe Dalton's Cure, The Dalton Brothers' Analyst
Cover of the French edition
|Date of publication||1975|
|Preceded by||Le Cavalier blanc (1974)|
|Followed by||L'Empereur Smith, (1976)|
A famed psychologist announces that crime is a psychologically-based personal inefficiency which can be cured by therapy, and he chooses the Dalton Brothers as his test subjects. But the story experiences a major twist: not only does the experiment fail spectacularly, the doc also decides to participate in the Daltons' exploits! Once more it is up to Lucky Luke to remedy this delicate situation.
- The psychologist is a caricature of German film actor Emil Jannings.
- Near the end of the story it is hinted that the psychologist's ideas will have an influence on a little boy born in Austria around the same time. This is of course a nod to Sigmund Freud, whom the nurse even directly references when she says: "Mrs. Freud! Mrs. Freud! Just hear what little Sigi wanted to do with me!"
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