Magnet of Doom

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Magnet of Doom
L'Aîné des Ferchaux AKA Magnet of Doom (Film Poster).png
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 dates
1963 (France)
Running time
102 min
Country
  • 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.

Synposis[edit]

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).

Production[edit]

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

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

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