Arsene Lupin

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  • 1971
  • 2 Seasons

Arsene Lupin is a television show produced by the Office of French Radio and Television (ORTF). The show first aired in France in 1971 and is an adaptation of Maurice Leblanc's classic detective novels featuring the character Arsene Lupin. The show follows Lupin's adventures as he attempts to pull off daring heists and outsmart the authorities.

The show features a rotating cast of characters, including various members of Lupin's gang, as well as police officers and detectives who attempt to bring Lupin to justice. Each episode features a standalone story with its own unique heist and set of challenges for Lupin and his crew to overcome.

One of the things that makes Arsene Lupin a standout show is the character of Arsene Lupin himself. He is a charming and charismatic thief who often manages to elude the authorities through his cleverness and quick thinking. Despite his criminal tendencies, he is also a sympathetic character, as he frequently uses his criminal activities to right wrongs or help those in need.

The show does an excellent job of balancing Lupin's criminal activities with the efforts of the police to catch him. The detectives are often portrayed as intelligent and capable, while Lupin's heists are meticulously planned and executed with precision. The viewer is left wondering who will come out on top in each episode.

Another strength of the show is its period setting. The show takes place in the early 20th century and is full of period details, from the costumes to the architecture. This lends the show a sense of richness and depth that is not often found in modern crime dramas.

The show is also notable for its use of daring stunts and action sequences. In one episode, Lupin and his gang use an elaborate pulley system to steal a priceless diamond from a heavily guarded museum. In another, Lupin manages to escape from a high-security prison by jumping onto a moving train in a thrilling and suspenseful sequence.

Despite its focus on crime and action, the show also has a strong sense of humor. Lupin is often shown engaging in witty banter with his accomplices, and the show is not afraid to poke fun at itself and its characters. This helps to keep the show from feeling too heavy, even as it tackles serious subject matter.

Overall, Arsene Lupin is a classic crime drama that is sure to appeal to fans of the genre. With its period setting, charming lead character, and thrilling action sequences, it remains a beloved classic of French television.

Arsene Lupin is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on March 18, 1971.

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February 16, 1974
Lupin teaches a greedy young woman a lesson. Directed by Jean-Pierre Desagnat, 1974.
February 9, 1974
While on vacation in the Bavarian Alps, Lupin solves a murder case. Directed by Fritz Umgelter, 1974.
February 2, 1974
Lupin impersonates an American actor to steal a valuable diamond. Directed by Fritz Umgelter, 1974.
January 26, 1974
Disguised as a count, Lupin comes to the aid of a troubled woman scammed by art counterfeiters. Directed by Fritz Umgelter, 1974.
January 19, 1974
Finding himself in Vienna with amnesia, who else would Lupin go to besides Sigmund Freud? Directed by Wolf Dietrich, 1974.
January 12, 1974
Lupin offers to trade his silence about a crime for a 10th century manuscript. Directed by Jean-Pierre Desagnat, 1974.
January 5, 1974
Lupin investigates the theft of diamonds he had wanted to steal himself. Directed by Jean-Pierre Desagnat, 1974.
December 29, 1973
Lupin disguises himself to warn a former girlfriend of danger. Directed by Jean-Pierre Desagnat, 1973.
December 27, 1973
All of Paris is in mourning for Lupin... but he's alive and can't resist helping a lady in distress. Directed by Jean-Pierre Desagnat, 1973.
December 25, 1973
In the name of avenging Joan of Arc, Lupin steals the crown jewels from the Tower of London and a priceless parchment. Directed by Jean-Pierre Desagnat, 1973.
December 22, 1973
As Lupin faces murder charges, a young journalist points out "the gentleman thief steals but never kills." Directed by Jean-Pierre Desagnat, 1973.
December 20, 1973
Lupin works undercover in Cannes, guarding an exhibition of gold statues. Directed by Jean-Pierre Desagnat, 1973.
December 18, 1973
Lupin's theft of a royal necklace becomes a state affair. Directed by Jean-Pierre Desagnat, 1973.
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Arsene Lupin is available for streaming on the ORTF website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Arsene Lupin on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    March 18, 1971