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Tarka the Otter

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Tarka the Otter 1976 PG

91 mins United Kingdom Director. David Cobham

A family film favourite upon its release, Tarka the Otter is an entertaining and gripping story from director David Cobham. Following the titular creature, the film finds our hero adventuring through the wild, coming into contact with other creatures, obstacles, and situations. Narrated with warmth by Peter Ustinov and featuring a moving, memorable film score by David Fanshawe, Cobham’s film is a natural, wholesome delight.

Based on the beloved novel by Henry Williamson, Tarka the Otter established itself as such a firm favourite it earned a place on Channel 4’s list of 100 Greatest Family Films.

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Directed by

David Cobham

Featuring

John Leeson

Peter Bennett

Peter Ustinov

Genres

Drama

Collection

Family Films

Certificate

PG

Released

1976

Country

United Kingdom

Language

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