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The Son of Monte Cristo
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The Son of Monte Cristo -- In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of "Lichtenburg" in the Balkans. Rightful ruler Zona hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France...

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Director:
Writer:
George Bruce (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 January 1941 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of "Lichtenburg" in the Balkans. Rightful ruler Zona hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Louis Hayward ... Edmund Dantes Jr.

Joan Bennett ... Grand Duchess Zona of Lichtenburg

George Sanders ... Gen. Gurko Lanen

Florence Bates ... Countess Mathilde Von Braun
Lionel Royce ... Col. Zimmerman

Montagu Love ... Prime Minister Baron Von Neuhoff

Ian Wolfe ... Conrad Stadt (as Ian Mac Wolfe)

Clayton Moore ... Lt. Fritz Dorner

Ralph Byrd ... William Gluck
Georges Renavent ... Marquis de Chatante
Michael Visaroff ... Prince Paul Pavlov

Rand Brooks ... Hans Mirbach

Theodore von Eltz ... Captain

James Seay ... Lt. Stone

Henry Brandon ... Lt. Schultz

Jack Mulhall ... Schmidt
Edward Keane ... Turnkey

Ernie Adams ... Informer

Stanley Andrews ... Turnkey
Maurice Cass ... Max - Tailor
Michael Mark ... Archbishop

Charles Trowbridge ... Priest
Ted Oliver ... Turnkey

Wyndham Standing ... Chamberlain

Lionel Belmore ... Hercules Snyder
Margaret Fealy ... Mrs. Snyder
Charles Waldron ... Kurt Mirbach (as Chas. Waldron Sr.)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Barrows ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Townsman in Mirbach's Shop (uncredited)

Stanley Blystone ... Max (uncredited)

Dick Curtis ... Guard (uncredited)

Donald Curtis ... Guard (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Friend of Von Neuhoff (uncredited)

Dwight Frye ... Pavlov's Secretary (uncredited)

Lawrence Grant ... The Baron (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Guard (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Wedding Guard (uncredited)
Jerry Jerome ... Minor Role (uncredited)
George Lollier ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Eric Mayne ... Baron - Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Walter McGrail ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Robert Milasch ... Citizen (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Friend of Von Neuhoff (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Officer (uncredited)
Dirk Thane ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Victor Zimmerman ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Rowland V. Lee 
 
Writing credits
George Bruce (screenplay)

Alexandre Dumas père  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Rowland V. Lee .... producer
Edward Small .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Edward Ward 
 
Cinematography by
George Robinson 
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Roberts  (as Arthur E. Roberts)
 
Production Design by
John DuCasse Schulze 
 
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle  (as Edward Boyle)
 
Costume Design by
Edward P. Lambert 
 
Makeup Department
Don L. Cash .... makeup director
 
Production Management
Val Paul .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Boyle .... assistant director
Lambert Hillyer .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Charles Althouse .... sound
Richard V. Heermance .... re-recording editor (as Richard Heermance)
 
Special Effects by
Howard A. Anderson .... special effects
 
Stunts
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Jerome .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Grant Whytock .... assistant to producer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia:
Thirteen years after making this film, in which he played the villainous ruler of a fictitious country called "Lichtenburg" (an obvious combination of the real-life small countries Lichtenstein and Luxemburg), George Sanders played a sympathetic role in the musical "Call Me Madam," also set in "Lichtenburg."See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Colonel Zimmerman:Turnkey! Bring out the prisoner William Gluck.
Turnkey:Yes, Colonel.
[opens cell]
Turnkey:Come out!
William Gluck:I thought you were in a hurry to get me in.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Interesting superstars as co-stars, 16 February 2007
Author: ralamerica from United States

While watching the movie, I was shocked that it took so long for the son of the count to get even with George Sanders as the ruthless Gurko Lanen. The son of Monte Cristo, as the Torch, spends a lot of time trying to save Joan Bennett from the evil clutches of Saunders. Why, by golly, he had the most famous cop in the world and the hero of the Old West to help him out. Lieutenant of the Guards is played by none other than that masked man himself, Clayton Moore (the Lone Ranger). As the film begins we also see Ralph Byrd (the essential Dick Tracy) duking it out with Sanders. And to top it off, Rand Brooks is on hand to give aid to the Torch. Rand, as many should recall, would a couple of years later play Lucky Jenkins, one of Hopalong Cassidy's crime-fighting sidekicks. Is it s coincidence that with these two cowboy stars on hand that the script resembles more the "Mark of Zorro" than a sequel to "The Count of Monte Cristo"?

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