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Also known as Fantômas — Á l’ombre de la guillotine in France
(1913) French
B&W : Serial / Three episodes
Directed by Louis Feuillade

Cast: René Navarre [Fantômas / Gurn], Edmond Bréon [Le policier Juve (Inspector Juve)], Georges Melchior [Jérôme Fandor, journaliste à ‘La Capitale’], Renée Carl [Lady Beltham, maîtresse de Fantômas], Jane Faber [Princesse Danidoff], Volbert [L’acteur Valgrand (the actor Valgrand)], Naudier [Le gardien Nibet], Maillard [L’habilleur de Valgrand], Yvette Andréyor [Josephine]

Société des Etablissements L. Gaumont production; distributed by [?] Société des Etablissements L. Gaumont? / Scenario by Louis Feuillade, from a novel by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre. / Premiered 9 May 1913. Three episodes [?] (of 2-5 reels each part?). / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was released in the USA on State Rights basis by Gaumont Company; part one “Fantomas Under the Shadow of the Guillotine.”

Drama: Crime.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Crime - Criminals: Master

Listing updated: 19 September 2007.

References: Bardèche-History pp. 40, 47, 69, 88, 112, 113, 130, 131, 191; Everson-Detective p. 7; Fell-History pp. 88-89; Limbacher-Feature p. 76; Robinson-Palace pp. 137, 138; Sinyard-Silent p. 59; Stedman-Serials p. 9; Tarbox-Lost pp. 146, 209 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

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