The Crab with the Golden Claws (film)

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The Crab with the Golden Claws
Crabwithgoldenclaws film poster.jpg
Directed by Claude Misonne
Produced by Wilfried Bouchery
Written by João B. Michiels
Music by G. Bethune, A. Ducat
Cinematography B. Michel, A. Dunil, E. Bernstein
Edited by A. Leduc
Release dates
  • 11 January 1947 (1947-01-11) (Belgium)
Running time 58 minutes
Country Belgium
Language French
A screenshot of the film

The Crab with the Golden Claws (French: Le crabe aux pinces d'or) is a 1947 Belgian 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 Tintin story to be adapted into a movie and follows the story of the comic almost exactly. There were only two theatrical screenings of the film; the first at the ABC Cinema on 11 January 1947 for a group of special invited guests, while the other one was shown in public on December 21 of that year, before Bouchery declared bankruptcy and fled to Argentina. All of the equipment was seized and a copy of the film is currently stored at Belgium's Cinémathèque Royale. The copy is available to watch for paying members of the Tintin club.[citation needed]

On 14 May 2008, the film was released on PAL DVD in France by Fox Pathe Europa.

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