The Mystery of the Eiffel Tower (1927)

Stars: Félicien Tramel, Régine Bouet, Gaston Jacquet
Director: Julien Duvivier
Runtime: 130 minutes
Language: Dutch Intertitles w/ English subtitles - music score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R (region free)
Rating: NR
Price: $16.95

The Mystery of the Eiffel Tower
Le mystère de la tour Eiffel (1927)

Director: Julien Duvivier

Félicien Tramel ... Mironton Brothers
Régine Bouet ... Sylvanie
Gaston Jacquet ... Sir William Dewitt
Jimmy Gaillard ... Réginald
Andrée Reynis, Jean Diéner,
François Viguier, Roger Piquard,
Pierre Hot & Mme. Darska

Renowned and prolific French director Julien Duvivier delivers a comedic adventure farce that is both quite funny and technically astounding!

A carnival performer who is half of 'The Mironton Brothers' a supposed Siamese twin act, sees a chance to claim an inheritance by pretending to be a missing heir. The scheme makes him fabulously wealthy but also crosses a secretive cabal which has its own plans for the fortune. Harried by mysterious threats, the imposter flees but then sees an opportunity to use his identical partner from the old carnival act to suffer in his place. Lots of laughs and exciting close calls follow as the unsuspecting double is drawn into a struggle with the secret organization. The climax is a death-defying chase up through the skeleton of the Eiffel Tower.

130 minutes with a music score by David Knudtson