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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.


André Barret (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Rémo Forlani (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) (as Remo Forlani) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Talbot Jean-Pierre Talbot ... Tintin
Georges Wilson ... Capitaine Haddock
Georges Loriot Georges Loriot ... Professeur Tournesol
Milo Milo ... Milou (as Milou)
Charles Vanel ... Père Alexandre
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Angorapoulos (as Marcel Bozzufi)
Max Elloy ... Nestor
Serge Marquand Serge Marquand ... Le Facteur
Henri Soya Henri Soya ... Claudion (as Henry Soya)
Michel Thomass Michel Thomass ... Yéfime
Darío Moreno ... Midas Papos (as Dario Moreno)
Demetrios Myra Demetrios Myra ... Anton Karabine (as Demetrios Myrat)
Dimos Starenios ... Scoubidouvitch (as Demos Starenios)
Gamonal Gamonal ... Dupont / Dupond (as Les Frères Gamonal)
Guy Henry 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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Adventure | Drama


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France | Belgium


Turkish | French | Greek

Release Date:

6 December 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Golden Treasure See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »


Near the end as the marching band comes towards Haddock and Tintin, Professor Tournesol can be seen at the far right of the screen awaiting his cue carrying his latest invention. See more »

Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.1 (1961) See more »

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A rollicking good adventure and travelogue, great for kids
26 August 2002 | by blackwellsSee all my reviews

This is the sort of children's story - and yeah, okay, father's story too - that you can sit and watch with the kids time and again. The music especially is truly memorable. We love this film and now my kids are showing it to their friends and they love it too.

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