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The Golden Fish (1959)

Histoire d'un poisson rouge (original title)
Approved | | Short | 12 October 1959 (USA)
Similar in design and technique to "The Red Baloon", and winner of the 1959 International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this is the story of a boy who has a goldfish as a pet, ... See full summary »

Director:

Edmond Séchan

Writer:

Roger Mauge (story)
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Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Similar in design and technique to "The Red Baloon", and winner of the 1959 International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this is the story of a boy who has a goldfish as a pet, and the family cat has other plans for the goldfish, and a canary protects it by distracting the cat. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

France

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Release Date:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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I would love to see this again
11 June 2006 | by frogboySee all my reviews

I remember seeing this in a the Salem movie theater (where I used to attend "Kiddie Matinée"s almost every Saturday) in Dayton, Ohio when I was a young boy and have never forgotten it. It simply amazed me and my friends. I do wish there were some way I could see it again! I have tried to find some compilation of shorts or something like that to no avail. I only recently discovered that it was a Cousteau film and that blew my mind even more. How the heck he accomplished this is beyond my understanding. The fish is ACTUALLY IN THE CAT'S MOUTH at one point, if I remember correctly! If anyone could help me find a way to see it again I would be extremely grateful!


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