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Tarka the Otter

  • Film

Time Out says

This episodic adaptation of Henry Williamson's novel seems determined to include stock shots of all British flora and fauna, whether relevant or not. It's a tale of love, tears, adventure, and close shaves, in which the animal stars act well; but only at the end, in the final confrontation between Tarka and his nemesis, Deadlock the otter-hound, does the film really jell. The rest suffers, as does the book, from a mixture of feyness and anthropomorphism, perhaps endearing in the 1920s but emerging as weakness in this more cynical age.
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Release Details

  • Duration:91 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:David Cobham
  • Screenwriter:Gerald Durrell, David Cobham
  • Cast:
    • Peter Bennett
    • Edward Underdown
    • Brenda Cavendish
    • John Leeson
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