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Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled. He refuses, and apparently dies after a midnight ... See full summary »

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René Génin ...
Roger Fradet ...
Leon
André Méliès ...
Doctor
Philippe Mareuil ...
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Jean-Jacques Rémy
Jean Degrave ...
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Ketty France ...
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André Tomasi
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Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled. He refuses, and apparently dies after a midnight toast at his masked ball. However, he is only drugged by Judex and locked away. Judex spares his life when the banker's widowed daughter, Jacqueline, rejects the inheritance. Meanwhile Diana Monti, the former governess, kidnaps Jacqueline to try to get the banker's money. But Judex is hot on her trail. Written by Will Gilbert

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Judex - manden i sort  »

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Crime, French Style!
26 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled. He refuses, and apparently dies after a midnight toast at his masked ball.

Franju has taken a page from the early French serials with this tale, calling to mind such classics as Fantomas (which gets a nice nod). The story could be told in several chapters, but luckily for us it was all put together in one film. The incredible costumes, the twists and turns of crime and justice... this is perfection.

The name of Franju does not seem to be well-known in the United States, which is unfortunate. Between this and "Eyes Without a Face", he is something of a master and should be recognized as such.


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