The French television series "Les Aventures de Michel Vaillant" premiered on 30 April 1967 on ORTF1 (Première chaîne de Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française). The series, directed by Charles Bretoneiche and Nicole Osso, was written by Nicole Riche and Madeleine Wagon and based on the Belgian-French comic strip "Michel Vaillant" created by Jean Graton.
|Henri Grandsire as Michel Vaillant|
|Mony Dalmès as Elisabeth Vaillant|
The main stars are Henri Grandsire as Michel Vaillant and Claudine Coster as Valérie Oupensky. Thirteen 26-minute episodes were broadcast from April 30 to July 23, 1967. The music was composed by Charles Dumont and the title song "Plus vite" was performed by Romuald.
|Claudine Coster as Valérie Oupensky|
|Alain Leguellec as Jean-Pierre Vaillant|
This series depicts the adventures of the racing hero Michel Vaillant (Henri Grandsire). The son of a car builder, the young Vaillant will have to learn the tricks of the trade, helped by the young photographer Valérie (Claudine Coster) with whom he will fall in love…
|Catherine Laffond as Mémel|
|Yves Brainville as Henri Vaillant|
- Henri Grandsire as Michel Vaillant
- Alain Leguellec as Jean-Pierre Vaillant
- Tony Franklin as Commentateur sportif
- Yves Brainville as Henri Vaillant
- Mony Dalmès as Elisabeth Vaillant
- Claudine Coster as Valérie Oupensky
- Claude Bertrand as Joseph
- Catherine Laffond as Mémel
|Henri Grandsire as Michel Vaillant and Claudine Coster as Valérie Oupensky|
|Mony Dalmès as Elisabeth Vaillant and Claudine Coster as Valérie Oupensky|
- Many sequences take place during real competitions in which the champions of the time participate: Mauro Bianchi, Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Jo Schlesser, Jacky Ickx, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Henri Pescarolo, Jim Clark, Jack Brabham.
- Henri Grandsire, who plays Michel Vaillant, was himself the French Formula 3 champion in 1964.
"Les Aventures de Michel Vaillant" Third Episode