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Fantômas is a 1964 film starring Jean Marais as the arch villain with the same name opposite Louis de Funès as the earnest but outclassed commissaire Paul Juve. In the film Juve teams up with journalist Fandor, also played by Marais, trying to catch Fantômas but never quite succeeding. It was France's answer, in 1964, to the James Bond phenomenon that swept the world at around the same time. It is the first of a trilogy of Fantômas films that became extremely successful in Europe and found success even in the United States and Japan where fan websites exist to this day. Mylène Demongeot plays Hélène. Hélène Gurn is the sexy girlfriend of Jérôme Fandor, Fantômas' arch enemy.
The general tone of the films is more light-hearted than the original Fantômas novels. Commissaire Juve, as played by Louis de Funès, becomes a comedic character, much different from his literary counterpart.
I loved these films as a kid especially the bumbling french comedian Louis de Funes.
Is the Fantomass who joined us inspired by Fantomas?