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Les vampires (1915)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 23 November 1916 (USA)
An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires.

Director:

Louis Feuillade

Writer:

Louis Feuillade
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Cast

Credited cast:
Musidora ... Irma Vep
Édouard Mathé ... Philippe Guérande
Marcel Lévesque ... Oscar Mazamette
Jean Aymé Jean Aymé ... Le Grand Vampire
Fernand Herrmann Fernand Herrmann ... Juan-José Moréno / Brichonnet
Stacia Napierkowska ... Marfa Koutiloff (episode II)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renée Carl Renée Carl ... L'Andalouse
Suzanne Delvé Suzanne Delvé ... Fleur-de-Lys
Georgette Faraboni Georgette Faraboni ... Danseuse vampire
Jacques Feyder ... (episode V: L'évasion du mort)
Fridolin Fridolin
Rita Herlor Rita Herlor ... Mrs. Simpson (episode I)
Émile Keppens Émile Keppens ... Géo Baldwin
Louise Lagrange Louise Lagrange ... Jeanne Guérande
Suzanne Le Bret Suzanne Le Bret ... Hortense - servante d'Irma
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An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires.

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Official Sites:

Gaumont [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 November 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vampires See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Goofs

In episode 7,"Satanas", Moréno several times refers to the watch on his right wrist. In close-up, the watch is on someone's left wrist. See more »

Quotes

Satanas: [note to Irma Vep, who is on a prison-bound ship] Fake a sprain when you embark. You will be sent to the infirmary in the stern. The explosion will take place at the bow. If you survive, come to Paris. Otherwise, death will be better than perpetual detention.
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Outrageous and oneiric crime-spree!
26 April 2000 | by MusidoraSee all my reviews

I can't say enough about this film--I've pursued and studied it for the last twenty years! I'm so happy it's finally been made available on video. The first time I saw it was at the Videoteque de Paris...everyday for a week I watched episode after episode but, to my horror, when I requested the last episode I was told it was unavailable! It seems that, just the day before, the grandson of Louis Feuillade--I believe he is Jacques Champraux--had the video pulled from public viewings while it was in litigation. I thought I was going to fall over! The singular reason I was in Paris was to see LES VAMPIRES and suddenly, I was swallowing a very bittersweet pill. Anyway, eventually I saw the last episode, "The Bloody Wedding," but not until some years later when the serial was shown in its entirety at the Art Institute of Chicago. FIN


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