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JUDEX (1917)

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AVAILABLE ON DVD - http://flickeralley.com/catalog/item/judex/hardgood JUDEX is a remarkably inventive and dreamlike five hour French serial by the great Louis Feuillade and represents a highlight in French filmmaking and has inspired generations of filmmakers since its first release in 1917. One of cinema's first "superheroes," the mysterious Judex (René Cresté) is torn between an oath of justice against the wealthy banker Favraux (Louis Leubas), who had earlier wronged his family, and his secret love of Favraux's daughter, Jacqueline (Yvette Andréyor). This framework is the basis of a series of extraordinary and engaging incidents involving Judex's brother (Edouard Mathé), the evil Diana Monti (Musidora) and her accomplices, the detective Cocantin (Marcel Lévesque), and the charming Licorice Kid (Bout-de-Zan), all of them regular players in Feuillade's grand tapestries. Brought to you by Flicker Alley, LLC.