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The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 7 September 1934 (USA)
After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.

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Edmond Dantes is imprisoned in the Chateau d'If without trial, for carrying a message from Napoleon in exile on Elba. After being told that he died in prison, his fiancé Mercedes is forced to marry his rival Count Mondego. Twenty years later, Dantes escapes with the help of the Abbe Faria, who leaves him the treasure of Monte Cristo. Dantes, now called the Count of Monte Cristo, plans his revenge on the three who framed him. Written by Will Gilbert

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This is the version that "V" in "V for Vendetta" claimed to be his favorite film. See more »

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During the fencing duel between Dantes and Mondego, in one brief shot near the end Sidney Blackmer holds his sword in his left hand instead of his right, which he does in the rest of the scene. This was obviously a shown in reverse as is often done to add footage. See more »

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Abbe Faria: Everyone has heard of the de Spada family fortune.
Edmond Dantes: I have, since boyhood. A buried treasure, wasn't it?
Abbe Faria: Dating from Ancient Rome. Well, for twenty years I was librarian and tutor to the Duke de Spada. He had no children and made me his sole heir. I planned to use it to ease suffering humanity, but this so enraged the old Duke's enemies, who planned after his death to seize the fortune for themselves, that they submitted me first to torture and then threw me into prison in an effort to force ...
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" Can it be, so difficult to outwit the 6 year old minds who guard me ?
6 September 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In 1844, French author Alexander Dumas completed his most famous work called " The Count of Monte Cristo. " Since then, not only has it become a Standard Classic among the great works of literature, but has been rendered onto the Silver Screen, five times. This is the 1934 version which hosts the great film star, Robert Donat as Edmond Dantes. If you have read the book, following the movie is not difficult. The story tells of Edmond Dantes, a young sailor and 1st Mate to the Captain, who returns to his home port of Marseille, to marry Mercedes (Elissa Landi) his intended, despite the fact a young Mondego (Sidney Blackmer) want to marry her too. After, explaining to the owner, that the ship's Captain, died during the voyage, he is promoted Captain, to the dismay of the supercargo Danglars (Raymond Walburn), but which is used in a plot by Mondego and Danglars and furthered by the ambitious prosecutor De Villefort (Louis Calhern). Imprisoned in the infamous prison, the Château D'if, Dante's is befriended by the Italian monk, the Abbe Faria (O.P.Heggie) who bequeathes to the falsely accused man, a fabulous fortune with which to seek revenge with. This version is the original film directed by Rowland Lee and is in Black and white. It's a structured movie with a children's fairy tale attitude. The author, Alexander Dumas would have approved of it. ****


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