MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 336 this week

The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  7 September 1934 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 1,541 users  
Reviews: 29 user | 8 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel) (as Alexandre Dumas) , (screenplay), 6 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 18 Mar 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 31 Aug 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 19 Feb 2014
 
a list of 37 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) on IMDb 7.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Count of Monte Cristo.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vernay
Stars: Pierre Richard-Willm, Michèle Alfa, Aimé Clariond
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris
Monte Cristo (1922)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A film adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Director: Emmett J. Flynn
Stars: John Gilbert, Estelle Taylor, Robert McKim
Certificate: Passed Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Despotic King Louis XIV discovers he has a twin brother who has grown up under the tutelage of his foster father, the patriotic musketeer D'Artagnan.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, Warren William
Monte Cristo (1929)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Henri Fescourt
Stars: Jean Angelo, Lil Dagover, Gaston Modot
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Douglas Fairbanks jr plays Siamese twins, separated by a good doctor [scalpel hemostat sutures quickly!!] after their parents are killed by Vendetta, personified by Akim Tamiroff in bolero ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Ratoff
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ruth Warrick, Akim Tamiroff
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The castle though is ... See full summary »

Director: René Clair
Stars: Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette
Certificate: Passed Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of "Lichtenburg" in the Balkans. Rightful ruler Zona hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France. The visiting Count of Monte Cristo falls for Zona... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, George Sanders
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Stevenson, a British soldier fluent in Rumanian and German, goes undercover to sabotage a German poison-gas factory. He turns himself into Jan Tartu, a member of the Rumanian Iron Guard. ... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Stars: Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson, Walter Rilla
The Citadel (1938)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Andrew Manson, a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to wonder at the persistent cough many of the miners have. When his attempts to prove its ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Directors: Roberto Gavaldón, Chano Urueta
Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Mapy Cortés, Anita Blanch
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vernay
Stars: Jean Marais, Lia Amanda, Daniel Ivernel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Raymond Walburn ...
O.P. Heggie ...
Irene Hervey ...
Georgia Caine ...
Walter Walker ...
...
Luis Alberni ...
Douglas Walton ...
Juliette Compton ...
Clothilde
Clarence Wilson ...
Eleanor Phelps ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The screen's monumental achievement of 1934! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 September 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Rätsel von Monte Christo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Donat made his only trip to Hollywood during the production of this film. Due mainly to his poor health, he was unable to travel to Hollywood again to film any of his other roles. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Version of Monte Cristo (1912) See more »

Soundtracks

The Marseillaise
(uncredited)
Composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1792)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Classy Telling Of Classic Tale
22 July 2005 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

Fabulously wealthy and mysterious, THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO becomes intimately involved in the lives of three powerful men in Paris.

Alexander Dumas' classic novel comes to abridged life in this powerful adventure film. There is very little swashbuckling and a good deal of talk, but it is all done so intelligently and the film, with its lavish production values, is so entertaining to watch that the diminution of dash & drama is easily overlooked.

Robert Donat portrays stalwart Edmond Dantes, the much abused hero, from a young ship's officer caught up in Napoleonic intrigue, to a wretched inmate doomed to oblivion in a hideous prison, and finally the middle-aged and tremendously powerful Count, and he plays it all exceedingly well. This is an actor, now in danger of becoming somewhat obscure, who performed valiantly in films throughout his career, consistently providing characterizations worth watching.

Donat dominates the film; in support are Elissa Landi as the woman who never gives up loving him; Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer & Raymond Walburn as the three men from Marseilles who each have their own reasons for wanting Donat dead; and elderly O. P. Heggie as the saintly priest who becomes Donat's mentor & friend in prison.

Smaller roles are vividly enacted by Lionel Belmore as the corrupt Governor of the Château d'If; corpulent Ferdinand Munier as a highly distraught King Louis XVIII; Luis Alberni & Clarence Muse as smugglers who become Donat's willing accomplices in his quest for revenge; Douglas Walton as Landi's conflicted son; and Holmes Herbert as the judge at Donat's Paris trial. Sour-faced Clarence Wilson appears for a few moments as a supporter of Donat.


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Robert donat and Count of monte Cristo giokink
Spinning around witnesses chowbok
dvd viewtifuljoe1010
Digitally re-mastered DVD coming in 2012 GillFraserLee
carmel tallone98
Discuss The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?