We are approaching, in 2011, the one-hundredth anniversary of the creation of Fantomas, villianous antihero adored by the French. But something about Fantomas just doesn't translate to American tastes, and he's never been popular here.

Somehow I don't think this trailer from Fantomas's 1964 self-titled film will help win over the US audience.

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 23, 2009
     Category: Costumes and Masks | Movies | Scary Criminals | Foreign Customs | 1910s

One of the stars (little bald cop? dude) is a "comedian" whose claim to fame is making a popping sound by smacking his lips with an open hand.

Not to mention that everyone of the actors seem to have same speech impediment as I couldn't understand a word they were saying. Maybe bad sound on the clip?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/23/09 at 10:53 AM
If that's not your speed, how about this?
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/23/09 at 12:01 PM
Popping sounds from his lips? Oh, snap! That is funny!
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/23/09 at 12:03 PM
Kingmonkey--those living faces embedded in CGI are awfully creepy!
Posted by Paul on 01/23/09 at 12:17 PM
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