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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Irma Vep
... Philippe Guérande
... Oscar Mazamette
Jean Aymé ... Le Grand Vampire
Fernand Herrmann ... Juan-José Moréno / Brichonnet
... Marfa Koutiloff (episode II)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renée Carl ... L'Andalouse
Suzanne Delvé ... Fleur-de-Lys
Georgette Faraboni ... Danseuse vampire
... (episode V: L'évasion du mort)
Fridolin
Rita Herlor ... Mrs. Simpson (episode I)
Émile Keppens ... Géo Baldwin
Louise Lagrange ... Jeanne Guérande
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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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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Edited from Les vampires: La tête coupée (1915) See more »

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Subversive vampire thieves: they suck the blood out of sleeping bourgeois society!
1 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This 1915 French mystery serial is fascinating. Its device of using gadgets (poison rings, poison fountain pens, cabinets with fake back panels, etc.) predates James Bond's by decades, and makes each new episode something to look forward to. The comely Irma Vep is one of the most mysterious and darkest screen heroines of all times. The filmmaker makes extensive use of real Parisian street locations, which seem always, oddly, to be drained of pedestrian life; watching "Les Vampires" is like getting into a time machine.

View "Les Vampires" first, then see "Irma Vep" (France, 1996) so you have a point of reference.


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