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was the umbrella title for five different multi-part serials, all produced and directed by the prolific Louis Feuillade. Reversing the usual cliché, the "hero" of these serials was the villain, a slick, deadly master criminal known as "Fantomas" because of his predilection for wearing elaborate disguises. Motivated by a curious code of honor, Fantomas gets just as much pleasure out of baffling the police as he does committing his crimes. Unlike later serials, many of the episodes were self-contained stories, some running as much as an hour; one of the episodes briefly eschewed melodrama in favor of light, drawing-room comedy! Released worldwide by Gaumont, the series was a huge success, paving the way for such future Louis Feuillade-directed triumphs as Louis Feuillade and Louis Feuillade. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Edmond Breon
as Juve
Renee Carl
as Lady Beltham

Crew

Louis Feuillade
Director
Louis Feuillade
Screenwriter
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