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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 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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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #710. 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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starts off strong, then fades
26 October 2005 | by advertsSee all my reviews

I have to agree with the review by Swanger2001. After the initial set up of the characters and the amazing Masked Ball scene, the film settles into boring dialogue and badly staged action.

I'm curious to hear what a French-speaking person thought of the acting. I don't speak it myself, but this one of the few times I've seen a French film and thought "this (acting) seems really lousy - like a low budget exploitation film".

I don't know if this film is available on DVD. I saw a VHS copy courtesy of Something Weird Video...and the subtitles left something to be desired. Film quality was mediocre.

Worth seeing if you liked "Eyes without a Face", but not essential viewing.


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Language:

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Release Date:

4 December 1963 (France) See more »

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