WriterLouis Chavance (screenplay), Jean Cocteau (dialogue), Serge de Poligny (screenplay), Serge de Poligny (story) Similar moviesTestament of Orpheus (1960), Sylvia and the Ghost (1946), The Eternal Return (1943), Thomas the Impostor (1965), Les Parents terribles (1948)
A countess and her charges (Jany Holt, Odette Joyeux) make a startling discovery 10 years after moving next door to an absent uncles castle circa 1826.
The Phantom Baron (French:Le baron fantome) is a 1943 French drama film directed by Serge de Poligny and starring Andre Lefaur, Odette Joyeux and Jany Holt.
Elfy, Countess of Saint-Hélié's daughter, was brought up with her foster sister Anne, in an old dilapidated castle whose landlord, Baron Julius Carol, disappeared mysteriously some day. The two girls had a playmate, Hervé, the son of the gamekeeper. Now that they are adult, Anne is in love with Hervé while Elfy thinks she loves the young man. One day, the baron's mummified body is found in an oubliette and the secret of the estate is revealed...
Andre Lefaur - Eustache Dauphin dit Monseigneur - le faux Louis XVII
Odette Joyeux - Elfy de Saint-Helie
Jany Holt - Anne
Alain Cuny - Herve
Gabrielle Dorziat - La comtesse de Saint-Helie
Andre Alerme - Le colonel
Aime Clariond - Leveque
Marguerite Pierry - Febronie Dauphin
Claude Sainval - Alberic de Marignac
Charles Vissiere - Toussaint - le domestique
Jean Cocteau - Le baron Julius Carol - le baron fantome
Marguerite de Morlaye - Une vieille dame
Marcel Peres - Leopold - le frere de Febronie
Jean Diener - Joseph - le cocher
Jacques Ory - Herve enfant
Marie Magali - Elfy de Saint-Helie enfant
Mercedes Brare - Anne enfant
Lanzoni, Remi Fournier. French Cinema:From its Beginnings to the Present. Continuum, 2004.