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The Phantom Baron

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Director  Serge de Poligny
Costume design  Christian Dior
6.8/10 IMDb

Initial release  June 16, 1943
Running time  1h 39m
Genre  Drama
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Writer  Louis Chavance (screenplay), Jean Cocteau (dialogue), Serge de Poligny (screenplay), Serge de Poligny (story)
Similar movies  Testament 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.

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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...

Cast

  • 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
  • Bibliography

  • Lanzoni, Remi Fournier. French Cinema:From its Beginnings to the Present. Continuum, 2004.
  • References

    The Phantom Baron Wikipedia
    The Phantom Baron IMDb The Phantom Baron themoviedb.org


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