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Tintin et le mystère de la Toison d'Or (1961)

Tintin and Captain Haddock try to discover what is so desirable about their old and apparently worthless ship.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Talbot ...
Georges Wilson ...
Georges Loriot ...
Milo ...
Milou (as Milou)
Père Alexandre
Angorapoulos (as Marcel Bozzufi)
Max Elloy ...
Serge Marquand ...
Le Facteur
Henri Soya ...
Claudion (as Henry Soya)
Michel Thomass ...
Darío Moreno ...
Midas Papos (as Dario Moreno)
Demetrios Myra ...
Anton Karabine (as Demetrios Myrat)
Dimos Starenios ...
Scoubidouvitch (as Demos Starenios)
Gamonal ...
Dupont / Dupond (as Les Frères Gamonal)
Guy Henry ...
Un bandit


The first movie based on Hergé's character Tintin begins when Temistocle Paparanic, an old friend of Captain Haddock, dies and he inherits Paparanic's ship, "La Toison d'or" or "The Golden Fleece". Tintin and Haddock travel to Istanbul to collect it, only to find that its a worthless-looking wreck. However, soon a certain Anton Karabine offers him 600,000 pounds for it. When Haddock refuses to sell, he's nearly killed. After a while, the truth comes out: Paparanic and his crew led a coup in Tetaragua, a small Latin-American country. After ruling the country for three years, Paparanic left with the gold of the National Bank, and now his old shipmates are to trying get hold of it. Written by Jonathan D. H. Parshall <parshall@citcom.net>

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6 December 1961 (France)  »

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The Golden Treasure  »

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Did You Know?


The first live-action addaptation of The Adventures of Tintin, with a script that did not connect with the books. See more »


During the car chase, the man in the white suit fires his gun at Tintin and Haddock, but there is no flash of light nor any smoke visible. See more »

Crazy Credits

Dupond et Dupont (Thomson and Thompson) are credited 'Incognito'. See more »


Featured in Estrenos Críticos: Tintín en Alcobendas (2011) See more »

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Very well made adaptation to the screen of Tintin
2 April 2014 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

This relatively little known French live action film from 1961 was the first time that Tintin (the famous boy reporter created by Belgian cartoonist Herge) was brought to the silver screen. It is also probably the best, certainly capturing better Tintin's spirit than the recent Spielberg film. It obviously helped that Herge has creative input in this, unlike with other movies based on Tintin (though this was not based on any particular book but was rather an original story for the screen). The story has Captain Haddock unexpectedly inheriting a boat in Istanbul. When he goes there with Tintin to retrieve the boat, not only it turns out to be a rotting barge, but also there are a lot of baddies trying to pursue them and the boat. It soon becomes clear that the boat is involved with some treasure. Jean Pierre Talbot and Georges Wilson are perfect as Tintin and Haddock. And the attractive locations (Istanbul, Athens, Meteora in Greece) filmed with lush color certainly help a lot.

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