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Fantômas (1947)

The invincible bandit faces his daughter, who wants him to end his criminal activities.


Jean Sacha


Marcel Allain (novel), Jean-Louis Bouquet (adaptation) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcel Herrand ... Fantômas
Simone Signoret ... Hélène
Alexandre Rignault ... Le commissaire Juve
Lucienne Le Marchand Lucienne Le Marchand ... Lady Beltham (as Lucienne Lemarchand)
Renaud Mary Renaud Mary ... Germain
Georges Gosset Georges Gosset ... Burette
Françoise Christophe ... La princesse Daniloff
Paul Amiot Paul Amiot ... Le directeur de la Sûreté
Allain Dhurtal Allain Dhurtal
Paul Faivre Paul Faivre ... Le chauffeur
Robert Moor Robert Moor ... Le professeur Cauchard
Pierre Labry Pierre Labry ... M. Paul
Robert Berri Robert Berri
Jacques Dynam ... Un préparateur
Marcel Lestan Marcel Lestan ... Théo


The invincible bandit faces his daughter, who wants him to end his criminal activities.

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Crime | Horror


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Once more with feeling for the Prince of Terror.
18 April 2012 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

The FANTOMAS movies get weaker as they go. This one is out-classed by Feuillade and Fejos but it still shows a fair level of ambition and creams Jean Marais in 'Scope. There are a couple more also-rans.

Alexandre Rignault gets one of his biggest outings and Herrand was coming off his best role in ENFANTS DU PARADIS. However attention goes to Signoret at her most appealing, as the imperiled heroine who takes an active part in the action, blazing away with the pistol and taking the tyre iron to the laboratory fittings.

The old characters are re-assembled for new adventures on an adequate budget. There are multiple disguises, shoot-outs with Tommy guns (on single shot), a death ray in a truck, one of the earliest depictions of a helicopter, a mysterious HQ with a descending roof room - all the good stuff. The result is post war drab and not particularly exciting but it is an interesting part of the spectrum, the old Penny Dreadful now edging on for Diabolik & James Bond.

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10 December 1947 (France) See more »

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