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Judex (1963)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 4 December 1963 (France)
Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled. He refuses, and apparently dies after a midnight ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Franju

Writers:

Arthur Bernède (based on a screenplay by), Louis Feuillade (based on a screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Channing Pollock ... Judex / Vallières
Francine Bergé Francine Bergé ... Diana Monti / Marie Verdier
Edith Scob ... Jacqueline Favraux
Théo Sarapo Théo Sarapo ... Morales
Sylva Koscina ... Daisy
René Génin ... Pierre Kerjean
Roger Fradet Roger Fradet ... Leon
André Méliès André Méliès ... Doctor
Philippe Mareuil Philippe Mareuil ... Le vicomte Amaury de la Rochefontaine
Luigi Cortese Luigi Cortese ... Pierrot
Benjamin Boda Benjamin Boda ... Réglisse the Boy
Jean-Jacques Rémy Jean-Jacques Rémy ... Un complice de Judex
Jean Degrave Jean Degrave ... Notary
Ketty France Ketty France ... Jeanne-Marie Bontemps
André Tomasi André Tomasi ... Un pêcheur de Loisy
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Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled. He refuses, and apparently dies after a midnight toast at his masked ball. However, he is only drugged by Judex and locked away. Judex spares his life when the banker's widowed daughter, Jacqueline, rejects the inheritance. Meanwhile Diana Monti, the former governess, kidnaps Jacqueline to try to get the banker's money. But Judex is hot on her trail. Written by Will Gilbert

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Visa d'exploitation en France #27668 See more »

Goofs

During the party, Favraux faints before drinking the champagne flute with the sleeping pill See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Le banquier Favraux: "Judex."
Judex: It's a Latin word meaning "judge" or "avenger."
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Referenced in True Detective: Night Finds You (2015) See more »

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13 August 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a decent film. not great, not good, not convincing. seductive for its flavor and for beginning. for the references. and for few scenes. action, drama, justice, the silhouette of good guy are old ingredients and that reduced the surprises. the atmosphere is well , not bad for remind the Edgar Poe's Red Death . but something missing. too predictable, with few characters in wrong places, without a remarkable acting, it is only nice and, maybe, useful for remember the spirit of old French cinema. but, despite the story, it has the sin to seems almost boring. and that could be all. without great virtues or ambitions, it is a decent movie. and that status could be enough for viewer.


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Language:

French

Release Date:

4 December 1963 (France) See more »

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1.66 : 1
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