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My First Adventure is the first film in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.

It is edited together from the "Egypt, May 1908" segment of Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal and footage shot later in 1996 and 1997 from the teleplay for "Tangiers, July 1909".

Publisher's summary[]

From the ancient pyramids of Egypt to the exotic bazaars of Morocco, Indiana Jones finds excitement, danger and adventure at every turn.

The first chapter of the Young Indy series begins in his home town of Princeton, where we get a snapshot of the life of the Jones family -- father Henry, mother Anna, and the tireless Henry Walton Jones, Jr., better known to us as Indiana Jones. Before long, nine-year old Indy has joined his family on a trip around the world, starting in Oxford where they bring aboard Indy's no-nonsense tutor, Helen Seymour.

(Egypt, May 1908) Their first exotic destination is Egypt's Valley of the Kings, where Howard Carter is currently excavating a newly discovered tomb. Intrigue abounds as a murder mystery takes place on the campsite, which Indy must help solve with the help of T.E. Lawrence, the legendary Lawrence of Arabia.

(Tangiers, May 1908) The next leg of Indy's journey takes him to Tangiers, Morocco, where his family stays with Walter Harris, correspondent from the London Times (and eventual author of the famous Morocco That Was). There Indy meets Emily Keene, Sharifa of Wazan, and befriends a young Moroccan slave named Omar. An ill-advised trip to a dangerous marketplace results in Young Indy and Omar being kidnapped by slave-trading brigands. Dragged on a terrifying journey across the burning sands of North Africa to the slave markets of Marrakech, Indy finds that he must rely on his courage and wits to survive the brutal ordeal.



Other characters[]


Violent confrontation

T.E. Lawrence confronts Pierre Duclos in the Tomb of Kha.




Companion Historical Documentaries[]

Behind the scenes[]

  • The Egypt segment was shot in July and July of 1991 in Egypt and Almeria, Spain.
  • The Tangiers segment never aired individually. Written for the unrealized third season The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, it was shot specifically for the 1999 repackaging of Young Indy's adventures as two-hour movies. It was shot five years after the preceding Egypt segment (February and May of 1996), so Corey Carrier looks and sounds different in the second half of My First Adventure.
  • The bridging segment where T.E. Lawrence confronts Demetrios was shot in Tunisia on August 11, 1997, during the production of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, with Joseph Bennett and Vic Tablian returning to reprise their roles and doubles playing the parts of Pierre, Indy, and Helen.

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