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Judex (1916)

A twelve part serial following the adventures of the masked vigilante Judex as he fights against criminals led by the corrupt banker Favrauxom.


Louis Feuillade




Credited cast:
René Cresté ... Jacques de Tremeuse aka Judex
Musidora ... Diana Monti aka Marie Verdier
René Poyen ... Le môme Réglisse
Édouard Mathé ... Roger de Tremeuse
Gaston Michel ... Pierre Kerjean
Yvonne Dario Yvonne Dario ... Comtesse de Tremeuse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yvette Andréyor ... Jacqueline Aubry
Juliette Clarens ... Gisèle
Jean Devalde ... Robert Moralés
Georges Flateau Georges Flateau ... Vicomte de la Rochefontaine
Louis Leubas ... Le banquier Favraux
Marcel Lévesque ... Cocantin
Olinda Mano ... Le petit Jean


The fraudulent banker receives a Favraux with Judex , signed request to replace his victims the damage , otherwise he would not survive the day . Favraux ignored the message and is then poisoned promptly on the evening held engagement party for his daughter. This is a message from Judex and donates after she learned of her father's secretary Vallières that the banker was a criminal , the whole legacy of welfare. It later turns out that Favraux is not really dead , Judex has him rather dazed and kidnapped to make him pay in the cellars of Château rouge in life-long imprisonment for his crimes . When the criminals pair Diana Monti and Robert Morales learn this, they try to get Favraux in their hands to reclaim the worn out by his daughter assets. The following are involved kidnapping and blackmail , in the course of Judex multiple Jacqueline Favraux must save , where he falls in love and comes with its mission as an avenger in conflict. Written by NTKH

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Adventure | Crime


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Quite possibly the earliest known example of a superhero originating in a motion picture and/or appearing in one. Cases could be made for earlier characters such as Sherlock Holmes (first appearing in Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900)), but Judex could be viewed as a fully formed archetype with nickname, trademark costume, origin story, unique set of skills etc. See more »


Edited from Judex: La meute fantastique (1917) See more »

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Entertaining Silent Serial
29 June 2020 | by JLRMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

Judez demands justice against a rich man who ruined people financially, among other things. Judex is making him face the consequences. Meanwhile, a woman just hired as a nanny has her own agenda. Also, meanwhile a old man comes to the rich man for help in finding his long-lost son. In the beginning this played out like a soap opera, with so many plots and people to keep track of. They all blend together eventually. Despite its flaws, I found this to be very entertaining. All the characters were three-dimensional and you really get drawn into this so easily. The hired detective and the licorice kid are highlights of this silent serial that delivers the goods, albeit in a long-winded way.

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None | French | Latin

Release Date:

19 January 1917 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Жюдекс See more »

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1.33 : 1
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