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A Feature film by André Hunebelle

Produced by Gaumont, Production Artistique et Cinématographique (PAC)

Release in France : 04/11/1964

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Actors (37)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Gaumont, Production Artistique et Cinématographique (PAC)

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Produzioni Cinematografiche Mediterranee

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This movie is the first in a trilogy that parodied the popular silent Fantomas serials of director Louis Feuillade, which followed the adventures of the titular master criminal created by writers Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain. After a daring jewelry heist signed "Fantomas," police commissioner Juve (Louis de Funès) goes on national television claiming that Fantomas doesn't exist and that there is no reason for public concern. Riding the wave of public interest, journalist Fandor (Jean Marais) publishes a bogus interview with the master criminal. Fantomas (also played by Jean Marais) doesn't appreciate the joke and kidnaps Fandor to teach him a lesson. A master of disguise, he pulls an even more daring robbery wearing the Fandor mask. Comic relief is provided by commissioner Juve's awkward attempts to capture the elusive arch-criminal.

Full credits (24)

Assistant directors :

Jean-Pierre Desagnat, Jacques Besnard, Jean-Pierre Cazenave

Dialogue Writer :

Jean Halain

Producers :

Paul Cadéac, Alain Poiré

Foreign producers :

Alberto Pugliese, Luciano Ercoli

Directors of Photography :

Marcel Grignon, Jean Tournier

Sound Assistant :

Vartan Karakeusian

Camera Operator :

Jean Benezech

Editor :

Jean Feyte

Production Designer :

Paul-Louis Boutié

Music Composer :

Michel Magne

Costume designer :

Mireille Leydet

Still Photographer :

Roger Corbeau

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Jean Halain, Pierre Foucaud

Authors of original work :

Marcel Allain, Pierre Souvestre

Screenwriters :

Jean Halain, Pierre Foucaud

Voice :

Raymond Pellegrin

Sound Recordist :

René-Christian Forget

Assistant Operators :

André Marquette, Emmanuel Machuel

Press Attaché (film) :

Paulette Andrieux

Continuity supervisor :

Charlotte Lefèvre-Pecqueux

Art directors :

Henri Sonois, Théobald Meurisse

Stunt performers :

Claude Carliez, Rémy Julienne, Gil Delamare

Sound Mixer :

Jacques Maumont

Location Manager :

Roger Boulais

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Feature film

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France, Italy

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Majority French (France, Italy)

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1 h 50 min

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