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Time Out says

Franju's superbly elegant and enjoyable tribute to the adventure fanatasies of Louis Feuillade sees the eponymous righter-of-wrongs (Pollack) abduct a wicked banker in order to prevent villainess Diana (Bergé, glorious in black cat suit) laying her hands on a fortune the banker's daughter (Scob) is due to inherit. Cue for a magical clash between good and evil, with the director revelling in poetic symbolism (the opening masked ball finds our hero, with forbidding bird mask, creating a dove out of thin air), black-and-white photography that thrills with its evocation of a lost, more innocent era, and surreal set pieces.
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Release Details

  • Duration:95 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Georges Franju
  • Screenwriter:Jacques Champreux, Francis Lacassin
  • Cast:
    • Channing Pollack
    • Edith Scob
    • Francine Bergé
    • Jacques Jouanneau
    • Sylva Koscina
    • Michel Vitold
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