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Tarka the Otter (1978)

A family movie which follows the life of a real otter and its adventures in the wild.

Director:

David Cobham

Writers:

Gerald Durrell (screenplay), David Cobham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Bennett Peter Bennett ... Master of the Otter Hounds
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown ... Hibbert
Brenda Cavendish Brenda Cavendish ... Lucy
John Leeson ... Secretary of Hunt
Reg Lye ... Dairy Farmer
George Waring George Waring ... Farm Labourer
Stanley Lebor ... Farm Labourer
Max Faulkner ... Ferretter
Spade Spade ... Tarka
Osla Osla ... Whitelip
Boatman Boatman ... Deadlock
Peter Ustinov ... The story talker (voice)
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A family movie which follows the life of a real otter and its adventures in the wild.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O Reino de Tarka See more »

Filming Locations:

Devon, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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The last movie of Edward Underdown (Hibbert). See more »

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Opening credits prologue: NORTH DEVON 1927 See more »

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My brief review of the film
26 June 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

A rather odd family orientated film, it is narrated by Peter Ustinov in an awkward documentary-like fashion, with terms that may be too complex for younger viewers, although the story is a bit simple for any older viewers. There is some good scenic photography and a few clever close-ups on animals, plus the accompanying music is quite nice, but the film suffers from a lack of proper characters and dialogue, which causes me to wonder whether the film would have been better told in some form of animation with talking animals. The story could have also done with some humorous touches, but as flawed as it may well be, it still a highly unique film, and it does have a fairly good technical side.


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