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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.

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Louis Feuillade
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Cast

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 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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Adventure | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 January 1917 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Жюдекс See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The story was published in Le Petit Parisien to coincide with the weekly release of each chapter. See more »

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Edited from Judex: Lorsque l'enfant parut (1917) See more »

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24 October 2004 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

Favraux, a corrupt banker living a life of luxury in Paris, receives a note from an avenger named Judex, claiming that he must turn over half of his fortune to the public affairs bureau or else. Favraux hires a private detective, Cocatin, to protect him, but at his daughter's engagement party that night, he suffers what appears to be a cardiac attack, and dies. However, Favraux is not dead. He is taken by Judex (and his brother Roger) to a cliffside estate, where in the basement Favraux is imprisoned in Judex's super-scientific laboratory. Jacqueline, Favraux's daughter, learns of her father's crookedness and gives the entire fortune away. A pair of crooks, Diana Monti and Morales, were originally after Favraux's money before he "died", but suspect he may be alive, and are after Jacqueline and her son, Jean (a really annoying character), thinking they know where Favraux is. Its up to Judex to bring these crooks to justice. A hard serial to describe since its very Dickensian in all of its characters and plots. Creste is good as Judex, as is Musidora and Levesque as Cocatin. My main trouble was that the serial went from a very good crime element slowly drifting into melodrama for the second half of the serial, with little action or suspense until the boat finale. Feulliade did a very good job with directing and co-authoring the tale. Rating, 7.


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