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.
FANTÔMAS PART ONE : IN THE SHADOWS OF THE GUILLOTINE
A woman’s disfigured body is discovered in the home of one Dr. Chaleck., Juve and Fandor suspect Fantômas is at work again.
FANTÔMAS PART TWO: THE MAN IN BLACK
Fandor continues the hunt for Fantômas alone, picking up the trail when a corpse disappears from inside a prison.
FANTÔMAS PART THREE: THE DEAD MAN WHO KILLED
A princess is relieved of a priceless pearl necklace and Fantômas is again the prime suspect.