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Tintin and the Blue Oranges

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Director  Philippe Condroyer
Film series  Tintin film series
Writer  Herge, Rene Goscinny
Language  French / Spanish
4.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country  France
Tintin and the Blue Oranges movie poster
Release date  18 December 1964 (1964-12-18)
Initial release  December 18, 1964 (France)
Initial DVD release  October 17, 2007 (Finland)
Cast  Jean-Pierre Talbot (Tintin), Jean Bouise (Captain Haddock), Félix Fernández (Professor Calculus (Professeur Tryphon Tournesol)), Jenny Orléans (Bianca Castafiore)
Similar movies  Tintin and the Blue Oranges and Tintin and the Golden Fleece are part of the same movie series

Tintin and Capt. Haddock set out to find the culprit who stole the blue orange, the answer to world hunger.


Tintin and the Blue Oranges movie scenes

Tintin and the Blue Oranges (originally Tintin et les oranges bleues) is a 1964 French film directed by Philippe Condroyer and starring Jean-Pierre Talbot as Tintin. It was the second live-action movie, with an original story based on characters from the comic book series The Adventures of Tintin, written and drawn by the Belgian artist Herge. The accompanying book version is in photos and text rather than the usual comic-book style.

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The term "blue orange" is a moderately popular image among the French, and was originally inspired by Paul Eluards strange quote "Earth is blue like an orange" as a reference to the colour of the fruit when it rots.

Tintin and the Blue Oranges movie scenes The last scene of the film Tintin and the Blue Oranges 1964

Professor Calculus's (Feliz Fernandez) friend develops a blue-skinned orange that can grow on any kind of land and survive harsh weather (in the manner of Lue Gim Gong) and therefore solve world hunger. The Professor and his friends, however, run afoul of gangsters who also covet the fruit. The adventure takes them from their home in Marlinspike Hall (Moulinsart in French), a fictional mansion that is presumably in Belgium, to Spain, where Calculus and another scientist are kidnapped.


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Professor Calculus on (B&W) TV broadcasts an appeal to help end world hunger. He receives many letters and parcels and among them a blue orange which can grow in desert conditions (and glows in the dark) from Professor Zalamea, but no letter of explanation. That night, two thieves break into Marlinspike Hall and steal the blue orange. With no other choice, Calculus with Tintin, the Captain and Snowy go to Valencia (filmed in Burjassot, in Simat de la Valldigna at the Monastery of Santa Maria de la Valldigna, Gandia and Xativa).

Tintin and the Blue Oranges movie scenes If you re not familiar with Tintin a lot of this might not make sense to you I also actually watched this film on Sunday but the blog didn t exist back

Arriving, they find he is not present at his hacienda and are met by his cousin. Professor Calculus is kidnapped to help Zalamea perfect the blue oranges which with neutron bombardment can mature in just five days. Unfortunately they taste bitter and salty so are presently no good.

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Tintin befriends a local boy who takes him to his gang hideout and he finds out that a boy who was to take the parcel to the Post Office for Zalamea was attacked by a man with a blue dragon tattoo on his hand. Thomson and Thompson turn up from Interpol, investigating Zalameas disappearance and have an unfortunate incident with a bull.

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The local boys find Fernando, the man with the tattoo and Tintin and the Captain go to his hotel. Tintin picks the lock and gets into his room, and when Fernando returns, overhears him talking on a radio set to his chief, about a rendezvous. Tintin and the Captain follow Fernando but are knocked unconscious and taken away.

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Thomson and Thompson check into a hotel, but are tricked by the villains, who use doubles to coax them from their rooms. Tintin and the Captain revive and find themselves in a grain silo but are rescued by Snowy dropping a rope into it. Back in town, they find themselves pursued by the police, who chase them all around a market. Tintin and Haddock escape thanks to Bianca Castafiore. After an unexpected visit by a delegation from the visiting Emir of Sakali, Tintin and Haddock meet up again with their young friends. They decide to sneak back into Prof. Zalameas hacienda to test some new information; that is, the collusion of Esposito (Zalameas manservant) in the kidnapping. After successfully using animals with pans tied to their tails as a distraction, Tintin & Haddock find a radio identical to Fernandos in Espositos room, proving his involvement. Haddocks decision to drink Espositos whisky accidentally leads them to discover Zalameas secret documents, and his own suspicions about the identity of his enemies.

Back at the villains hideout, the Professors manage to make a broadcast describing their whereabouts. Esposito hears the broadcast and races off to inform his boss. Luckily, Tintin & Haddock also hear the broadcast and set off in hot pursuit. After a brief struggle, Esposito is overcome but the Professors are nowhere to be found—kidnapped again! The new kidnappers evidently had no use for the Thom(p)son twins, as they are discovered still tied up (much to the Captains enjoyment). Snowy discovers an agal belonging to one of the Arab kidnappers, and Tintin realises that the rich Emir of Sakali (who had courted Bianca Castafiore earlier in the film) was the same man as the Arab enemy described by Professor Zalamea.

The rich Emir of Sakalis yacht is moored up at the docks, so Tintin and the Captain try to rescue the Professors. Unfortunately, the Professors have been drugged, and their loud voices raise the alarm and Tintin & Haddock are caught by the Emir. They escape and a fight ensues as a horde of children turn up (warned by Snowy). The villains are thrown in the sea, the Emir is subdued and the police arrive to clean things up.

All turns out well and they are back at Marlinspike Hall for a celebration and photos. It is said that they hope to perfect the oranges within ten years and also to learn to grow wheat, potatoes, eggplants etc. in the desert. Just then, Thomson and Thompson turn up in their car, crash and end up in the fountain, to the amusement of all. Greedy dogs eat a "THE END" sign.

Similar Movies

Tintin and the Blue Oranges and Tintin and the Golden Fleece are part of the same movie series. Herge wrote the screenplay for Tintin and the Blue Oranges and wrote the story for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Herge wrote the screenplay for Tintin and the Blue Oranges and wrote the story for Tintin and the Lake of Sharks. Tintin and I (2003). Sur la piste du Marsupilami (2012).


  • Jean Bouise as Haddock
  • Jean-Pierre Talbot as Tintin
  • Felix Fernandez as Calculus
  • Jenny Orleans as Bianca Castafiore
  • Angel Alvarez as Professor Zalamea
  • Max Elloy as Nestor
  • Franky Francois as Thomson
  • Andre Marie as Thompson
  • Pedro Mari Sanchez as Pablito
  • Salvador Begueria as Francesito
  • Pierre Desgraupes as Himself
  • References

    Tintin and the Blue Oranges Wikipedia
    Tintin and the Blue Oranges IMDb Tintin and the Blue Oranges