Sunday, 17 March 2013

1961, Film: “Tintin et le mystère de la Toison d'or”

The French-Belgian film "Tintin et le mystère de la Toison d'or" (English title: "Tintin and the Golden Fleece") was released on 6 December 1961 in France. Directed by Jean-Jacques Vierne, it is the first live-action film featuring characters from "The Adventures of Tintin" comic book series written and drawn by the Belgian writer-artist Hergé. The main actors, Jean-Pierre Talbot as Tintin and Georges Wilson as Captain Haddock, were made-up to look like the characters. The film is not based on any of the books, it features an original storyline.

The film is set in Turkey and Greece with the main characters of Tintin and Captain Haddock searching for treasure after inheriting a ship called the Golden Fleece. The film was followed by a sequel in 1964, "Tintin et les oranges bleues" (English title: "Tintin and the Blue Oranges").
"Tintin et le mystère de la Toison d'or" cast
Jean-Pierre Talbot as Tintin
When his old friend Temistocle Paparanic dies, Captain Haddock (Georges Wilson) inherits Paparanic's ship, "La Toison d'or" ("The Golden Fleece"). Tintin (Jean-Pierre Talbot) and Haddock travel to Istanbul to collect it, only to find that its a worthless wreck. However an old friend of Paparanic, Anton Karabine (Demetrios Myrat) offers 30 million franks for the wreck. When Haddock refuses to sell, he is nearly killed...
Jean-Pierre Talbot as Tintin and Georges Wilson as Captain Haddock
Main Cast
  • Jean-Pierre Talbot as Tintin
  • Georges Wilson as Captain Haddock
  • Georges Loriot as Professor Calculus
  • Charles Vanel as Father Alexandre
  • Darío Moreno as Midas Papos
  • Dimos Starenios as Scoubidouvitch
  • Ulvi Uraz as Malik
  • Marcel Bozzuffi as Angorapoulos
  • Demetrios Myrat as Karabine
  • Henri Soya as Clodion
  • Max Elloy as Nestor
  • Serge Marquand as Farmer
  • Michel Thomass as Yéfime
  • Dora Stratou as Panegyrist
Sample Clip

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