Louis Feuillade didn’t invent the serial, the cliffhanger, or the archvillain, but he brought them together with a new level of sophistication and savvy in this sensational five-part saga about the master criminal Fantômas (René Navarre), his reign of terror in pre-World War I Paris, and the prostrated attempts of heroes Juve and Fandor (Edmund Breon and Georges Melchior) to bring him to justice. “Feuillade is the greatest filmmaker of the teens… [Fantômas] mixes fantastic and surreal imagery with documentary glimpses of Paris.”—Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Chicago Reader
A mysterious criminal genius has Paris in a panic following a daring robbery, and it’s up to Juve and Fandor to end his reign.
A woman’s disfigured body is discovered in the home of one Dr. Chaleck., Juve and Fandor suspect Fantômas is at work again.
Fandor continues the hunt for Fantômas alone, picking up the trail when a corpse disappears from inside a prison.
A princess is relieved of a priceless pearl necklace and Fantômas is again the prime suspect.