Judex Episode 9: When the Child Appeared (Lorsque l'enfant parut)

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  • Diana Monti, Le Grande Femme Fatale, in suit and tie
  • Toy Boy's sailor suit
  • Louis Leubas' subtle portrayal of Favraux's diverse psychological states

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Judex (Serial)

  1. Prologue
  2. Episode 1: The Mysterious Shadow
  3. Episode 2: The Atonement
  4. Episode 3: The Fantastic Hounds
  5. Episode 4: The Secret of the Tomb
  6. Episode 5: The Tragic Mill
  7. Episode 6: The Licorice Kid
  8. Episode 7: The Woman in Black
  9. Episode 8: The Underground Passages of the Chateau Rouge
  10. Episode 9: When the Child Appeared

  11. Episode 10: Jacqueline's Heart
  12. Episode 11: The Water Goddess
  13. Episode 12: Love's Forgiveness
  14. Epilogue

Judex: Epilogue

DON'T WATCH THIS AT ALL! The sole intertitle of the 1924 film Der Letzte Mann (The Last Laugh) applies here:

Here our story should really end, for in actual life the forlorn old man would have little to look forward to but death.

The author took pity on him, however, and provided quite an improbable epilogue.

One writer explains this with the claim: The film's producer Erich Pommer, representing the general concept of the time, thought that a film with such a bad end would have very little success...As a result, he forced Murnau and Mayer to add a happy end in the film. Highlights:
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Do yourself a favor: don't watch this epilogue.