MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,787 this week

Monte Cristo (1929)

 -  Adventure  -  1929 (Germany)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 77 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (novel), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 187 titles
created 10 Mar 2011
 
a list of 258 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
a list of 97 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 155 titles
created 19 Jun 2012
 
a list of 338 titles
created 06 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Monte Cristo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Monte Cristo (1929)

Monte Cristo (1929) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Monte Cristo.

User Polls

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Angelo ...
Lil Dagover ...
Mercédès / Comtesse de Morcerf
Gaston Modot ...
Jean Toulout ...
Marie Glory ...
Michèle Verly ...
Julie Morrel - la fille
Pierre Batcheff ...
Albert de Morcerf
Tamara Stezenko ...
François Rozet ...
Maximilien Morrel - le fils
Germaine Kerjean ...
La Carconte
Henri Debain ...
Robert Mérin ...
Benedetto / Andrea Calvacanti
Ernest Maupain ...
Bernhard Goetzke ...
Armand Pouget ...
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1929 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Monte Cristo  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Yo compro esa mujer (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Restaured wonder with palpable silver-screen magic
21 July 2008 | by (Morocco) – See all my reviews

Last night, I incidentally tuned on Arte, and the first part was on (pre-intermission I guess). It was late and I thought a silent black & white flick would drown me into sleep in a gently manner, as usual.

Well, let's just say that sleep was simply not to come about soon...

Oddly, the long expected slide down the dozing-off slope was perversely disrupted by the interest I began to gradually feel sipping through the thick walls of my legitimate exhaustion.

For sure I can't comment on the whole movie until I watch the second part which will be aired next Monday (July 28th), but I wouldn't miss it for the world.

Although the restoration could not be complete as a couple of visual bugs persist on the odd instant (probably remnants of unfixable damages), the work accomplished allows the viewer to "touch" the picture : the characteristic make-up used in black & white movies, along with the slight overacting de rigueur in mute movies confer a kind of 3rd dimension in conjunction with the brilliant setting of the lights, and after this laudable & technically optimal restoration.

I guess we can get here an idea of the magic felt by non-blasé early 20th century movie-goers as they couldn't help but let the movie lead them to another sphere peopled by characters that look extremely human & close to us, yet somewhat otherworldly...

A scene in particular struck me as brilliant and reminds me of the main gimmick in "24 hours" some 75 years later : as Julie Morrel is returning home with her dowry as well as the receipt that saves her father from going bankrupt & imminent suicide, the scene is sliced with many shots at a clock to enhance the suspense... except that the shots were made in such a way that I still have to re-watch it to determine whether the same clock was used or not, even though I had a dozen opportunities to verify that after I'd noticed the trick !!!

I just can't wait for next Monday !!!


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Monte Cristo (1929) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?