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Fantomas: The Mysterious Finger Print (1914)

Fantômas contre Fantômas (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 10 January 1914 (USA)
The mystery of the drama is the appearance of the finger-print of a dead artist upon the neck of Princess Sonia Danidoff, whom Fantomas, as Nanteuil, relieves of her pearl necklace, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Louis Feuillade

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
René Navarre ... Fantômas / Le père Moche / Le détective Tom Bob
Georges Melchior ... Jérôme Fandor, journaliste
Laurent Morléas Laurent Morléas ... L'apache Paulet
Renée Carl ... Lady Beltham
Jane Faber Jane Faber ... Princesse Danidoff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yvette Andréyor
Edmund Breon ... Inspector Juve
Naudier Naudier
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The mystery of the drama is the appearance of the finger-print of a dead artist upon the neck of Princess Sonia Danidoff, whom Fantomas, as Nanteuil, relieves of her pearl necklace, and again on the body of Thomery, a merchant also done to death by the arch villain. Fandor, in the pursuit of his railing, has endeavored to solve the mysteries of these crimes, and eventually recognizes Cranajour, an idiot in the employ of Mother Toulouch, a receiver of stolen goods, as inspector Juve, of the Criminal Investigation Department. They consult together and decide that Nanteuil, the banker, should be called upon. Already suspicious, when Juve finds a glove of skin upon his hand, suspicion becomes certainty, but before they are able to secure the villain, he backs through an unsuspected door in the wall of the room and once again escapes. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 January 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantomas: The Mysterious Finger Print See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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There is no window on the outside of the hideout, but there is one on the inside. See more »

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Follows Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed (1913) See more »

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Good but not the best...
28 December 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

It's actually the third episode ("Le Mort Qui Tue") which walks away with the honors.In "Le Policier Apache" ,the writers ' talent began to dry up and Fantomas with his gang of "Apaches" (=ruffians)began to lose its mystery.A fragment of the film was lost and replaced by a short scene taken from another movie (an asterisk signals the editing ,at least on my copy).

Juve ,whose part was smaller and smaller,as the movies went by,is arrested at the beginning of the movie,the authorities (how dumb they were!)mistaking him for Fantomas !His good buddy,journalist Fandor ,makes off as he knows it 'll be his turn next time.So,like in "Le Mort Qui Tue" it's Fandor going solo ,except for the final where he is joined by Juve who could finally prove his innocence.

The best scene is Lady Beltham' s(now married again and known as Princess Alexandra)fancy dress ball where three Fantomas are among the guests .


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