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Judex (1963)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 4 December 1963 (France)
Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled. He refuses, and apparently dies after a midnight ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Franju

Writers:

Arthur Bernède (based on a screenplay by), Louis Feuillade (based on a screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Channing Pollock ... Judex / Vallières
Francine Bergé Francine Bergé ... Diana Monti / Marie Verdier
Edith Scob ... Jacqueline Favraux
Théo Sarapo Théo Sarapo ... Morales
Sylva Koscina ... Daisy
René Génin René Génin ... Pierre Kerjean
Roger Fradet Roger Fradet ... Leon
André Méliès André Méliès ... Doctor
Philippe Mareuil Philippe Mareuil ... Amaury de la Rochefontaine
Luigi Cortese Luigi Cortese ... Pierrot
Benjamin Boda Benjamin Boda ... Réglisse the Boy
Jean-Jacques Rémy Jean-Jacques Rémy ... Un complice de Judex
Jean Degrave Jean Degrave ... Notary
Ketty France Ketty France ... Jeanne-Marie Bontemps
André Tomasi André Tomasi ... Un pêcheur de Loisy
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Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled. He refuses, and apparently dies after a midnight toast at his masked ball. However, he is only drugged by Judex and locked away. Judex spares his life when the banker's widowed daughter, Jacqueline, rejects the inheritance. Meanwhile Diana Monti, the former governess, kidnaps Jacqueline to try to get the banker's money. But Judex is hot on her trail. Written by Will Gilbert

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 December 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Visa d'exploitation en France #27668 See more »

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During the party, Favraux faints before drinking the champagne flute with the sleeping pill See more »

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Referenced in True Detective: Night Finds You (2015) See more »

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Good but unremarkable crime tale
18 August 2007 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

French remake of a 1914 serial involving a "crime fighter" who uses masks and deception to right wrongs and such. Similar in someways to a more real batman. This remake has Judex-the Latin for judge- going after a banker who swindled people by telling him that if he didn't repay the money he would die. And die he does-or so it appears as Judex spirits the man away and hold him prisoner. From there it gets complicated. Good but unremarkable as a whole mystery/adventure story set in the late 1800's thats perfect for late night viewing since its the sort of thing I used to run across at 2am. Worth a look if you run across it but I don't know if I'd go out of my way to see it.


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