Fantômas


1h 45m 1966

Brief Synopsis

Le journaliste Fandor invente une interview avec le mystérieux Fantomas. Fantomas s'indigne et enlève le journaliste pour le contraindre à dire la vérité et comme Fandor ne fait pas cela, il se déguise en Fandor et avec son visage il réalise un sensationnel vol de bijoux. Le Commissaire Juve arrête Fandor, croyant qu'il est Fantomas, mais il est à son tour arrêté quand Fantomas fait un autre coup, cette fois-ci déguisé en Juve. Mais les deux sont libérés par Fantomas lui-même. Le célèbre voleur n'a-t-il pas une raison cachée pour son acte de générosité ?

Film Details

Also Known As
Fantomas contro Scotland Yard
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York opening: 5 Apr 1966
Production Company
Fair Film; P. A. C.; P. C. M.; S. N. E. Gaumont
Distribution Company
Lopert Pictures
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Inspired by the "Fantômas" novels by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

The mysterious criminal Fantômas is terrorizing all of France, much to the consternation of Police Commissioner Juve; but Fandor, a newspaper reporter, believes Fantômas is only a fiction created by the police to cover their own inability to capture real criminals. With the help of his fiancée, Hélène, a photographer, Fandor fakes a photographed interview with Fantômas. The printed story infuriates the real Fantômas, who kidnaps Fandor. The criminal, whose face is seemingly made of metal, allows Fandor 48 hours to publish a story retracting his earlier one, but in Fandor's absence, his editor prints an article under Fandor's byline that is even less palatable. Fantômas again kidnaps Fandor and, having the ability to duplicate human flesh, makes a mask of Fandor's face and uses the mask in executing a crime, thus leading the police to believe that Fantômas and Fandor are one and the same. Fantômas then commits crimes wearing a mask of Commissioner Juve's face, and the commissioner is jailed. Fantômas has also captured Hélène, but she and Fandor escape, though the police imprison Fandor along with Juve. Fantômas, disguised as a guard, frees them because he wishes to hold them while committing more crimes in their names. The two escape and with the help of the police pursue Fantômas. The criminal, however, eludes justice by escaping in a submarine.

Film Details

Also Known As
Fantomas contro Scotland Yard
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York opening: 5 Apr 1966
Production Company
Fair Film; P. A. C.; P. C. M.; S. N. E. Gaumont
Distribution Company
Lopert Pictures
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Inspired by the "Fantômas" novels by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in Paris in November 1964 as Fantômas and in Rome in September 1967 as Fantomas contro Scotland Yard. Italian sources conflict in crediting the Italian production company.

Miscellaneous Notes

Remake of the 1913 classic silent film of the same name, directed by Louis Feuillade.

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