Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Between 1913 and 1914, French director Louis Feuillade turned out five fast-paced melodramas based upon the character of criminal genius Fantomas. The second of these was Juve vs. Fantomas. The villain's nemesis is police inspector Juve (or Jove), who is forever one step behind the masked-and-caped crime lord. In addition to his superior intellect, Fantomas is a master of disguise. Despite his heinous crimes, the audience tends to root for Fantomas as he effortlessly outwits the plodding Jove at every turn. Each of the five Fantomas films were multipart, serialized efforts, with each individual adventure picking up where the last one left off.
criminal, disguise, mastermind, police-inspector
High Historical Importance