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Belle & Sebastien

1 9 6 7 – 1 9 6 8 (France)
13 x 25 minute episodes

Two customs officers are patrolling the mountains during a night of heavy snowfall when they find a young woman carrying a baby in her arms.

The officers (and a hunter called Cesar) take the frozen and fatigued woman into a shelter but are too late to save her.

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Cesar (Edmond Beauchamp) decides to adopt the baby and take him back to the French Alpine village of Saint-Martin, close to the Italian border where he lives.

As it is Saint Sebastien’s Day, Cesar decides to call the orphaned boy Sebastien. Sebastien grows up with Cesar, his daughter, Angelina (Paloma Matta) and son, Jean (Dominique Blondeau).

When Sebastien is six years old, news reaches the village one day of a dangerous white dog loose in the mountains.

The police have orders to kill the animal, but Sebastien encounters the dog (who he decides to call Belle) first and the pair become friends.

From there on, it was morally wholesome adventures all the way as boy and dog wandered through the hills, outwitted smugglers and narrowly avoided disaster after disaster.

Mehdi El Glaoui, who played Sebastien, was the son of French film star Cecile Aubrey who wrote the original story and adapted it for television.

A second series Belle, Sebastien and the Horses (also 13 episodes) followed a year later.

Sébastien
Mehdi El Glaoui
César
Edmond Beauchamp
Norbert
Maurice Poli
Docteur Guillaume
Jean-Michel Audin
Jean
Dominique Blondeau
Berg
Pierre Massimi
Johannot
Albert Dagnant
Angelina
Paloma Matta
Célestine
Hélène Dieudonné
Moulin
Géo Beuf
Le commissaire
René Blancard
Georges
Pierre Cavallo
Victorine
Maryse Christophe
Le maire
Jean Combal
Le lieutenant de C.R.S.
Guy Di Rigo
Sylvain
Michel Garnier
La patronne du café
Nane Germon
Boulain
Jean-Pierre Lorrain
Boucher
Claude Rossignol