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Fantômas (1932)

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The Marquise de Langrune invites her friends at her castle in Beaulieu. Among them is Lord Beltham who also came to bring her a significant sum of money. The mysterious Fantômas kills the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Thomy Bourdelle ...
Tania Fédor ...
Jean Worms ...
Lord Beltham - le mari de Lady Beltham
George Rigaud ...
Anielka Elter ...
Roger Karl ...
Le président Jean-Marie Bonnet - un magistrat
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L'abbé Sicot - un invité de la marquise
Gaston Modot ...
Firmin - le valet de la marquise
Marie-Laure ...
La marquise de Langrune - une victime de Fantômas
Jean Galland ...
Fantômas le prince du mal / Görn / Etienne Rambert
Philippe Richard ...
Michel - un policier, l'adjoint de Juve
Georges Mauloy ...
Le professeur Gabriel - un scientifique qui travaille dans les laboratoires de la police
Paul Azaïs ...
Giroud, le mécanicien de Lord Beltham (as Azais)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Hot
Fred Pasquali
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The Marquise de Langrune invites her friends at her castle in Beaulieu. Among them is Lord Beltham who also came to bring her a significant sum of money. The mysterious Fantômas kills the Marquise during the night. Inspector Juve is sent on his trail. Written by Greg Philip {greg_philip@hotmail.com}

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20 May 1932 (France)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless System)

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1.37 : 1
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An Old Dark House Style Mystery From France
19 July 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Despite the fact that I possess an almost no ability to speak French and I watched this without subtitles, I quite enjoyed myself.

Starting in an old dark house where the story of Fantomas is recounted by one of the guests this movie shoots through the old dark house cliches before zipping off into other areas of crime drama. Fantomas, a hooded fiend is wanted by the police, who despite seemingly powerless to catch him make a valiant effort to do so. You'll forgive the lack of details, but as I said I was hampered by not speaking this films language.

Despite my lack of understanding, this is a beautiful movie and seems to be light years ahead of what was being done in Hollywood at the same time. There are camera moves, shots from interesting angles and technical wizardry that few directors were attempting here in the States. The acting is great. I may not have understood much of what was being said but I didn't need to, the performances told all I needed.

And best of all the mystery is pretty good too. Sure some of it comes off as bit silly, but its fun, which is all that matters.

7 out of 10. (Rating subject to finding this with subtitles)


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