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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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Carrying a Torch for Joan Bennett See more (17 total) »

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 ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Extra 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 ... Bit Role (uncredited)
George Lollier ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Walter McGrail ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Friend of Von Neuhoff (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Officer (uncredited)
Dirk Thane ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Victor Zimmerman ... Bit 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)

Did You Know?

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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Movie Connections:
Followed by The Return of Monte Cristo (1946)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Carrying a Torch for Joan Bennett, 15 August 2007
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Some surprisingly glorious scenery and set direction highlight "The Count of Monte Cristo". Louis Hayward cuts a fine Count (aka "The Torch"). Joan Bennett is the beautiful queen - attracting the attentions of both Mr. Hayward and a deliciously wicked George Sanders. They, and the supporting players work very well together, and keep the movie interesting.

My favorite of the many nicely envisioned scenes is when Ms. Bennett, in a garden prison, releases a bird from its cage. Cleverly symbolic. I also like the "graveyard" hiding place - decorated with skeletons. The film's ending is terrific. With a tightening of its script and a little more budget, this might have attained classic status. It's a great example of a cast and crew making the absolute most of what they were given by a studio.

******* The Son of Monte Cristo (12/5/40) Rowland V. Lee ~ Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, George Sanders

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