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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.

Director:

Louis Feuillade

Writers:

Marcel Allain (novel), Louis Feuillade | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
René Navarre ... Fantômas / Gurn
Edmund Breon ... Inspector Juve (as Edmond Bréon)
Georges Melchior ... Jérôme Fandor, journaliste à 'La Capitale'
Renée Carl Renée Carl ... Lady Beltham, maîtresse de Fantômas
Jane Faber Jane Faber ... Princesse Danidoff
André Volbert André Volbert ... L'acteur Valgrand (as Volbert)
Naudier Naudier ... Le gardien Nibet
Maillard Maillard ... L'habilleur de Valgrand
Yvette Andréyor ... Josephine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Luguet ... Dollon
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1916 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Avantguard of Detective Genre!
11 May 2006 | by othello-jiLOVEziSee all my reviews

Everything perfect in Louis Feuillade's FANTOMAS series.Action is very expressive and leave behind any possible dialog.Gestures of actors are accurate and laconic.Text between grounds styled in form of visiting cards or newspaper articles.Much significance have the space outside of frame.Stairs,curtains,lifts,windows and walls are produced the intricate labyrinth where every becomes victim or criminal.Poor decorations work as guide in this tangled area.This active space of film no need special effects or even camera travelings.As result we have pure cinematic product which speak with audience by language of images.Leterature and theater resources are slaves of this cinema triumph.


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