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Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913)

Fantômas - À l'ombre de la guillotine (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 1916 (USA)
Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas.

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Inspector Juve (as Edmund Bréon)
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Jérôme Fandor, journaliste à 'La Capitale'
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Lady Beltham, maîtresse de Fantômas
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Princesse Danidoff
André Volbert ...
L'acteur Valgrand (as Volbert)
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Princess Sonia Danidoff is staying at the Royal Palace Hotel, Paris, and withdraws $20,000 from the cashier's custody, placing the notes in a drawer in company with her magnificent rope of pearls. A few moments after a well-dressed stranger steps from behind the curtains and, with the coolest of sangfroid, steals the valuables in the very presence of the princess, and with a polite bow hands her his card and makes a dignified exit. Upon the card the name "Fantomas" slowly appears. The police are quickly upon the scene, but Fantomas, true to his nom de plume, has vanished. Inspector Robert Juve is the sleuth entrusted to track the mysterious marauder. But before Juve has time to move in the matter of the princess's jewels and cash, another escapade of Fantomas' is thrust upon him to investigate. Lord Beltham is missing. Juve calls on Lady Beltham, and in a man's hat finds the initial "G." With so slight a clue Juve tracks down "Gurn" (none other than the elusive Fantomas) to his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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We may expect a continuance of the story
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A multiple-reel drama in which there are good situations and well handled. M. Navarre plays a dual role and does splendid work. Opposite him is the Gaumont's famous leading woman, Mme. Renee Carl; she justifies every expectation. The story is of a bold thief, of the gentleman sort, who commits a robbery. He has also committed a murder. After his arrest and conviction, the wife of the murdered man, in love with the thief, bribes the keepers of the latter to bring him to her home, a short distance from the prison. It is the night preceding his execution. The same evening, a famous actor gives a representation of the condemned man in his cell. The impersonator is decoyed to the house of the woman after the murderer has arrived. He is still in his convincing make-up. After the woman has drugged him, the jailers take him back to his cell. As he is being prepared for the execution, a detective discovers that the man still under the influence of the drug is not the murderer. The final curtain is to the effect that "Henceforth it is Juve (the detective) versus Fantomas." So we may expect a continuance of the story at a later time. The picture will interest. - The Moving Picture World, June 28, 1913


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