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Fantômas contre Scotland Yard (1967)

Fantomas wants to collect money from scottish rich' for letting them live. The French inspector (Louis de Funes) comes to a scottish castle to protect the owner, and to catch Fantomas. ... See full summary »

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André Hunebelle

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Pierre Souvestre (novels), Marcel Allain (novels) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Marais ... Fantômas / Fandor
Louis de Funès ... Le commissaire Juve
Mylène Demongeot ... Hélène
Françoise Christophe ... Lady Dorothy MacRashley
Jean-Roger Caussimon ... Lord Edward MacRashley / Fantômas
Robert Dalban ... Le directeur du journal
André Dumas André Dumas ... Tom Smith
Max Montavon Max Montavon ... Alexandre
Rita Renoir Rita Renoir ... La vedette qui descend d'avion
Jean Ozenne Jean Ozenne ... Albert
Henri Serre ... André Berthier
Jacques Dynam ... Bertrand
Henri Attal Henri Attal ... Godfrey (as Henri Atal)
Antoine Baud Antoine Baud ... William
Guy Delorme Guy Delorme ... Le chef de la mafia
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Fantomas wants to collect money from scottish rich' for letting them live. The French inspector (Louis de Funes) comes to a scottish castle to protect the owner, and to catch Fantomas. There is a lot of funny trouble in the castle, espacially at one big evening party. Written by Christian Loeb <Christan.Loeb@lrz.uni-muenchen.de>

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Language:

French

Release Date:

16 March 1967 (France) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Mylène Demongeot later claimed that a fourth episode called "Fantomas à Moscou" ( "Fantomas in Moscow") was planned to follow, but apart from the fact that Jean Marais was tired of feeling second billed after the then confirmed star Louis de Funès, the project failed to materialize because the trio of leading actors had grown far too expensive. See more »

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The movie is set in Scotland, but most of the cars are left-hand drive. See more »

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Referenced in Nuits rouges (1974) See more »

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FANTOMAS VERSUS Scotland YARD (Andre' Hunebelle, 1967) **1/2
18 August 2006 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

This is undoubtedly the least of the series (and is saved from a ** rating by a hair): Fantomas is back to his old tricks, deciding that the time has come to tax the higher echelon of society of a good chunk of their wealth (no doubt the common people would applaud his efforts) - but, by now, the formula had grown pretty tired and the comic relief, regrettably, had practically obscured the romantic couple's purposefulness!

Still, why the setting has been changed to Scotland (of all places) is unclear, especially since Scotland Yard only really comes into play at the very end! What we get, in fact, is a lot of old jokes about ostensibly haunted castles, disappearing corpses and frightened manservants - with Louis De Funes' Commissioner Juve in the thick of it! - which are better suited to a Bob Hope or Abbott & Costello vehicle rather than one concerning the exploits of an iconic criminal mastermind!!; there's even the traditional fox-hunt which Fantomas disrupts by throwing in his own dog (barely disguised in fox furs) as a decoy!

Finally, the master criminal exits by way of a shuttle fired through the castle tower: how he managed to get it inside unobserved (and keep it from being discovered by the owners and their numerous guests, including our intrepid heroes) is anybody's guess! Unfortunately, then, the series ends on a bit of a whimper but it's sheer fun nonetheless and, ultimately, that's what really matters...


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