Au secours! (1924)

France, Italy, 1924
18m, 40m (restored version (2000)), 900 metres (original version), 500 metres (re-edited version)
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1

A French/Italian fantasy film directed by Abel Gance.


Directed by: Abel Gance
Films Abel Gance, Unione Cinematografica Italiana
Produced by: Abel Gance
Script: Abel Gance, Max Linder
Directors of Photography: Émile Pierre, André-Wladimir Reybas, Georges Specht

Max Linder (Max)
Jean Toulout (Comte de Mornay)
Gina Palerme (Renée)
Gaston Modot

Alternative Titles

El castillo de los fantasmas – Spanish title
The Haunted House – UK title
Help! – US title
Max nel castello degli spettri – Italian title

Extracts included in
L’homme au chapeau de soie (1983)
Le fantôme d’Henri Langlois (2004)


Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror (2nd edition) by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.31 – credits, review
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.21 – credits