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Tintin et les oranges bleues (1964)

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Film based on the characters from the comic created by "Hergé".

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Complete credited cast:
Jean Bouise ...
Jean-Pierre Talbot ...
Félix Fernández ...
le professeur Tournesol (as Félix Fernandez)
Jenny Orléans ...
Ángel Álvarez ...
le Professeur Zalamea (as Angel Alvarez)
Max Elloy ...
Franky François ...
André Marié ...
Dupont (as André Marie)
Pedro Mari Sánchez ...
Pablito (as Pedro-Maria Sanchez)
Salvador Beguería ...
Francesito
Pierre Desgraupes
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In this live-action adaptation of the comic, Professor Calculus has just written a book called "The Earth is Starving". He appears on television to appeal to the scientists of the world to work towards a solution to the hunger problem. Soon afterwards, he receives a package from a Spanish professor, Antenor Zalamea, which contains a blue orange that can be grown in desert soil. Calculus travels to Spain, but a criminal emir who wants the discovery for himself kidnaps both professors. Tintin and Captain Haddock come to the rescue with the help of some local children. Written by Jonathan D. H. Parshall <parshall@citcom.net>

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18 December 1964 (France)  »

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El misterio de las naranjas azules  »

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The castle of Marlinspike (Moulinsard in French) is based on an existing French castle: Cheverny, on the Loire river. Unfortunately, the real castle has two extra towers on each side, recently added. For the movie, they chose the castle of Ecquevilly, which was was at this time a sanatorium - now the city hall. Interestingly enough, two other movies took place in this small city : "Les risques du metier" from André Cayatte (the school is in fact the former city hall), and The Longest Day (1962) from Ken Annakin. See more »

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Uninspired Tintin live action film
28 January 2015 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

In 1961, there was a successful, entertaining live action film based on the Adventures of Tintin (though not based on any particular book) named Tintin and the Golden Fleece, filmed in Greece and Turkey, with Jean Pierre Talbot playing the young reporter. A second film came out in 1964. Talbot is again Tintin while there is a new actor playing Haddock, the always gesticulating Jean Bouise.

The plot has Professor Zalamea, a Spanish scientist, sending Calculus (Felix Fernandez) a blue orange, a part of a research program into food that will be a key to ending world hunger. When the orange is stolen in Moulinsart, Calculus decides to go to meet the scientist, but soon after arriving he is kidnapped, so Tintin and Haddock are onto his rescue.

This second film is far less successful than the first one. The locations (in Southern Spain) are not as attractive as those of the first film, the plot is more silly than interesting, the direction less inspired. Even Tintin fans might be hard pressed to like this a lot. Rene Goscinny (of Asterix fame) was one of the writers. Herge is uncredited though he probably had some creative input.


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