Le spectre vert (1930)

A group of people who knew each other years before discover that members of the group are being killed off one by one by someone who calls himself (or herself) The Green Ghost. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Feyder

Writers:

Ben Hecht (story), Yves Mirande
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Cast

Credited cast:
André Luguet ... Lord Montague
Jetta Goudal ... Lady Efra
Pauline Garon ... Lady Violette
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Dr. Ballon
Jules Raucourt Jules Raucourt ... Sir James Rimsay
André Berley
Marcelle Corday ... La femme de chambre
Youcca Troubetzkov ... Lieutenant Savor
Arnold Korff ... Colonel Davidson
Lionel Belmore ... Commandant Endicott
Georgette Rhodes Georgette Rhodes
Albert Petit Albert Petit ... Le maître d'hôtel
Arthur Hurni Arthur Hurni ... Lieutenant Williams
Sôjin Kamiyama ... (as Sojin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edgar Barrier ... Le médecin
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A group of people who knew each other years before discover that members of the group are being killed off one by one by someone who calls himself (or herself) The Green Ghost. The survivors gather at an old mansion to find out who is doing the killing and why, and discover that the murderer is a member of that very group. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 August 1931 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Det grønne Spøgelse See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Well, the French like stinky cheese...

I screened a partial print of 'The Green Ghost' with several reels missing. I had great difficulty following the action, down to several reasons: (1) the missing reels; (2) the deterioration of the surviving reels; (3) the strong accents of several cast members; (4) the extremely bad sound recording of the French dialogue; (5) the fact that my French is not of the best.

Apparently a roster of people who knew each other years ago are now being murdered, one at a time, by a mysterious killer known only as the Green Ghost. (Do ghosts come in colours? I thought they were all transparent.) Naturally, all the survivors decide to get together in a creepy old house ... thus making it easier for the killer to complete the set. Once they've reunited in a conveniently isolated location, they realise that the murderer is someone among their group.

The Oriental silent-film actor Sojin is excellent as Li Han, a fakir, but shows some difficulty here with his accent ... perhaps one reason why his career withered in the talkies.

It would be unfair of me to criticise this movie, since I saw and understood so little of it, but this hoary old plot had moss growing on it even in 1930, so I doubt that the movie would be very good even if I located a complete pristine print. It's not high on my 'to find' list.


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