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Release Date:
23 November 1916 (USA) See more »
Plot:
An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires. | Add synopsis »
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Subversive vampire thieves: they suck the blood out of sleeping bourgeois society! See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Musidora ... Irma Vep
Édouard Mathé ... Philippe Guérande
Marcel Lévesque ... Oscar Mazamette
Jean Aymé ... Le Grand Vampire
Fernand Herrmann ... Juan-José Moréno / Brichonnet

Stacia Napierkowska ... Marfa Koutiloff (episode II)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renée Carl ... L'Andalouse
Suzanne Delvé ... Fleur-de-Lys
Georgette Faraboni ... Danseuse vampire

Jacques Feyder ... (episode V: L'évasion du mort)
Fridolin
Rita Herlor ... Mrs. Simpson (episode I)
Émile Keppens ... Géo Baldwin
Louise Lagrange ... Jeanne Guérande
Suzanne Le Bret ... Hortense - servante d'Irma
Louis Leubas ... Satanas / Père Silence
Maurice Luguet ... De Villemant
Jeanne Marie-Laurent ... Madame Brémontier
Jean-François Martial
Mademoiselle Maxa ... Laure - servante de Moréno
Gaston Michel ... Benjamin - valet de chambre de Mazamette
Frederik Moriss ... Vénénos
Laurent Morléas ... Officier de la Grande Armée
René Poyen ... Eustache Mazamette
Françoise Rosay ... Une invitée chez Mortesaigues
Germaine Rouer ... Augustine
Florense Simoni ... Mère de Guérande
Thelès ... Juge d'instruction
Miss Édith ... Comtesse de Kerlor

Directed by
Louis Feuillade 
 
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Louis Feuillade 

Original Music by
Robert Israel (2000)
 
Cinematography by
Manichoux 
 
Music Department
Robert Israel .... orchestra leader
 

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Also Known As:
"The Vampires" - USA (literal English title)
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USA:399 min (DVD)
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Trivia:
Musidora was an acrobat who did all her own stunts for this film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Throughout various episodes, the same flats were clearly reused for interiors. Many of the same buildings will have the exact same wall paper and wainscoting.See more »
Quotes:
Le Grand Vampire:At midnight, the prisoner will be interrogated by the Grand Inquisitor of the Vampires. At dawn he will be executed in the presence of the Black Committee.
[signed]
Le Grand Vampire:The Grand Vampire
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)See more »

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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Subversive vampire thieves: they suck the blood out of sleeping bourgeois society!, 1 February 1999
Author: red-2 from Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

This 1915 French mystery serial is fascinating. Its device of using gadgets (poison rings, poison fountain pens, cabinets with fake back panels, etc.) predates James Bond's by decades, and makes each new episode something to look forward to. The comely Irma Vep is one of the most mysterious and darkest screen heroines of all times. The filmmaker makes extensive use of real Parisian street locations, which seem always, oddly, to be drained of pedestrian life; watching "Les Vampires" is like getting into a time machine.

View "Les Vampires" first, then see "Irma Vep" (France, 1996) so you have a point of reference.

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