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Les vampires (1915)

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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Storyline

An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires.

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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Musidora was an acrobat who did all her own stunts for this film. 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

from Phillipe's La Fontaine: [Phillipe and Mazamette have had a disagreement. Phillipe gets out La Fontaine and points to a passage] In all things, one must take the end into account.
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Referenced in Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974) See more »

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12 May 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Seeing a police drama that is a favorite of surrealists like Luis Bunuel ought to tell you that this isn't an episode of Law and order.

It take place in a Paris that is empty because of WWI. The dreamlike scenes add to the story of a reporter Phillipe Guerande (Edouard Mathe) who is looking to a criminal organization known as The Vampires (sorry, bloodsucking fans, it's not about Dracula or his minions.).

The crime syndicate could be considered a forerunner of the Mafia as it had it's tentacles in every level of society from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to nobility.

A classic silent film.

Louis Feuillade, who directed over 600 films is the film great grandfather of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. Musidora, who played Irma Vep is probably the first screen vamp.


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