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Fantomas

Fantomas

A Feature film by André Hunebelle

Produced by Gaumont, Production Artistique et Cinématographique (PAC)

Release in France : 04/11/1964

    Synopsis

    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.

    Actors (37)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Gaumont, Production Artistique et Cinématographique (PAC)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    Foreign production company :

    Produzioni Cinematografiche Mediterranee

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Adventure

    Themes :

    Mystery

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1964

    French release :

    04/11/1964

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    24821

    Visa issue date :

    03/11/1964

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono