Forces occultes (1943)|
Vichy France propaganda commissioned by German Nazis in 1942, this short film depicts the rise of a young French Member of Parliament who joins a masonic lodge only to realize that the Freemasons, along with the Jews, are plotting to push France into war against Germany.
Several scenes were filmed at 16 rue Cadet, offices of the Grand Orient of France occupied by the French Nazi espionage service in 1940.
Director Jean Mamy (a.k.a Paul Riche), executed in 1949 for collaboration, had been a member of the Grand Orient de France from 1931 to 1939. Screenwriter Jean Marquès-Rivière, author of The Great Secrets of Freemasonry fled France, and was also condemned to death.
Forces occultes, Les mystères de Franc-maconnerie devoiles pour la première fois l' écran. (1943). Directed by Jean Mamy, written by Jean Marquès-Rivière. Maurice Rémy, Marcel Vibert, Auguste Bovério, Gisèle Parry, Léonce Corne, Pierre Darteuil, Marcel Raine, Louise Flavie, Simone Arys, Colette Darfeuil, Henri Valbel. France, French, First release: 10 March 1943. 43 min., Mono, Black and White.