Fantômas contre Scotland Yard

Fantômas contre Scotland Yard (French pronunciation: ​[fɑ̃tomas kɔ̃tʁ skɔtland jaʁd], "Fantomas Against Scotland Yard") is the final installment of a trilogy of films starring Jean Marais as the arch villain Fantômas 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.[2] 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.[3][4]

Fantômas contre Scotland Yard
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Film poster
Directed byAndré Hunebelle
Produced byPaul Cadéac
Alain Poiré
Written byPierre Souvestre (novels)
Marcel Allain (novels)
Jean Halain (adaptation, screenplay and dialogue)
Pierre Foucaud (adaptation)
StarringJean Marais
Louis de Funès
Mylène Demongeot
Music byMichel Magne
Release date
  • 16 March 1967 (1967-03-16)
Running time
96 minutes
Box office$26.7 million[1]


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.


Actor Character
Jean Marais Fantômas / Fandor
Louis de Funès Commissioner Juve
Mylène Demongeot Hélène Gurn
Jean-Roger Caussimon Lord McRashley


The film premiered in France on 16 March 1967. It was filmed in Château de Roquetaillade.

The film had admissions in France of 3,557,971.[5]

The Fantômas trilogyEdit

Title Release date
Fantômas 4 November 1964
Fantômas se déchaîne 8 December 1965
Fantômas contre Scotland Yard 16 March 1967


  1. ^ Fantômas contre Scotland Yard JP's Box-Office
  2. ^ Dimitris Eleftheriotis (25 January 2002). Popular Cinemas of Europe: Studies of Texts, Contexts and Frameworks. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 84. ISBN 978-1-62356-955-6.
  3. ^ Japan fan website via the Internet Archive
  4. ^ Kate Ince (22 July 2005). Georges Franju. Manchester University Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-7190-6828-7.
  5. ^ "Box Office Figures for Jean Marais films". Box Office Story.

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