Magnet of Doom

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Magnet of Doom
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
Written by Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo
Charles Vanel
Cinematography Henri Decaë
Release dates 1963 (France)
Running time 102 min
Country France
Language French

Magnet of Doom (French: L'aîné des Ferchaux) is a 1963 French film, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.


To avoid financial scandal, the banker Ferchaux (Charles Vanel) flees Paris for America. To accompany him as his personal secretary and bodyguard he hires a young boxer, Michel Maudet (Jean-Paul Belmondo).


The outdoor scenes were shot on location in the U.S.. It was Melville's first feature film shot in color.


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