Fantômas contre Scotland Yard
Director Andre Hunebelle
|Release date 16 March 1967|
Writer Pierre Souvestre (novels), Marcel Allain (novels), Jean Halain (adaptation), Pierre Foucaud (adaptation)
Fantômas contre Scotland Yard ([fɑ̃tomas kɔ̃tʁ skɔtland jaʁd], "Fantomas Against Scotland Yard") is the final installment of a trilogy of films starring Jean Marais as the arch villain with the same name opposite Louis de Funès as the earnest but outclassed commissaire Juve and the journalist Fandor, also played by Marais. The trilogy was France's humorous answer, starting in 1964, to the James Bond phenomenon that swept the world at around the same time. The Fantômas films became extremely successful in Europe and USSR, and found success even in the United States and Japan where fan websites exist to this day.
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In the third and final episode of the trilogy, Fantômas imposes a head tax on the rich, threatening to kill those who do not comply. Journalist Fandor and commissaire Juve are invited to Scotland by Lord McRashley (played by Jean-Roger Caussimon). Lord McRashley, one of Fantômas' potential victims, uses his castle as the headquarters to set up a trap for the menace called Fantômas.
The film premiered in France on 16 March 1967.