Magnet of Doom

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Magnet of Doom
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Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
Written by Jean-Pierre Melville
Georges Simenon (novel)
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo
Charles Vanel
Music by Georges Delerue
Cinematography Henri Decaë
Release date
1963 (France)
Running time
102 min
  • France
  • Italy[1]
Language French
Box office 1,484,948 admissions (France)[2]

Magnet of Doom (French: L'Aîné des Ferchaux) is a 1963 French film, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, based on the novel of the same title by Georges Simenon.


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.



Magnet of Doom was released in France in 1963.[1]


  1. ^ a b "L'Aîné des Ferchaux" (in French). Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ Box office information for film at Box Office Story

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