Jack Palance's accent in "Companeros" 1970


(Curly) #1

Hey something that’s been really bothering me
I can’t seem to find out what nationality Jack Palance’s character “John” the Wooden handed bad guy is, he sounds a little Irish or Scottish sometimes, and in other scenes sounds kinda hungarian.
does anyone know?


(tomas) #2

…and a bit of japanese also ;D
but on a serious note - really? hungarian? he sounds to me as always in Comp


(scherpschutter) #3

[quote=“tomas, post:2, topic:2832”]…and a bit of japanese also ;D
but on a serious note - really? hungarian? he sounds to me as always in Comp[/quote]

Don’t think he sounded Hungarian. I had a girlfriend of Hungarian descent when I was young. She was born in Holland (and therefore spoke Dutch with a Dutch accent), but her parents were born overthere and spoke Dutch with a strong (I suppose) Hungarian accent. It didn’t sound like any other accent at all (not like Russians or some Asians speaking Dutch), and not like Palance in Companeros. There’s some homosexual symbolism in Companeros, and I think Palance tries to sound a bit homosexual.


(Yodlaf Peterson) #4

I’d say the accent was supposed to be Irish.


(Yodlaf Peterson) #5

No there isn’t.

I think Palance is supposed to be that way inclined in The Mercenary though.


(chuck connors brother) #6

I thought it was just because of the drugs, he sounded like that


(scherpschutter) #7

[quote=“Yodlaf Peterson, post:5, topic:2832”]No there isn’t.

I think Palance is supposed to be that way inclined in The Mercenary though.[/quote]

True, my mistake