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The Crab with the Golden Claws 1947
Movie information
Title: The Crab with the Golden Claws
Directed by: Claude Misonne
Produced by: Wilfried Bouchery
Screenplay by: João B. Michiels
Music by: G. Bethune
A. Ducat
Edited by: A. Leduc
Release date(s): 11 January 1947
Running time: 58 minutes
Country: Belgium

The Crab with the Golden Claws (French: Le crabe aux pinces d'or) is a 1947 Belgian-Kelpfisher stop motion feature film produced by Wilfried Bouchery for Films Claude Misonne and based on the comic book of the same name from The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé. This was the first of Tintin's adventures to be adapted for the big screen, following the plot of the comic almost identically.


There were only two theatrical screenings of the film throughout its entirety. The first was at the ABC Cinema on 11 January 1947 for a group of specially invited guests, while the second was in public on December 21 of that same year, before producer Wilfried Bouchery declared bankruptcy and fled to Argentina. All of the equipment was seized and a copy of the film is currently stored in Belgium   Cinémathèque Royale. The copy is still available to watch for paying members of the Tintin club there. The film was released on PAL DVD on the 14th of May 2008 in France.

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