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19 December 1946 (USA) See more »
Edmond Dantes is falsely accused of a crime and imprisoned. After 14 years ,He escapes and gets great wealth under the help of the Abbé Faria. Revitalised as the name of Monte Cristo,is to destroy the designs of corrupt and evil men. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Louis Hayward ... Edmond Dantes

Barbara Britton ... Angela Picard

George Macready ... Henri de la Roche

Una O'Connor ... Miss Beedle

Henry Stephenson ... Prof. Duval

Steven Geray ... Bombelles

Ray Collins ... Emil Blanchard

Ludwig Donath ... Judge Lafitte
Ivan Triesault ... Major Chavet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Appel ... Guard (uncredited)
Frank Arnold ... Waiter (uncredited)
Robert Barron ... Guard (uncredited)
David Bond ... (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... Jacques (uncredited)
Egon Brecher ... Island Doctor (uncredited)

Peter Brocco ... Clerk (uncredited)

Argentina Brunetti ... (uncredited)

Paul Bryar ... (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... (uncredited)
John Cory ... Guard (uncredited)
Noel Cravat ... (uncredited)
Peter Cusanelli ... (uncredited)

Adrienne D'Ambricourt ... Madame Boulanger (uncredited)
Albert D'Arno ... (uncredited)
George Davis ... Conductor (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Policeman (uncredited)

Jean Del Val ... Pinot (uncredited)
George Gastine ... Assistant Immigration Officer (uncredited)
Joseph Granby ... Footman (uncredited)
John Halloran ... Chief Guard (uncredited)

Mauritz Hugo ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)

Ethan Laidlaw ... Horse Cab Driver (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Police Captain (uncredited)
Rose Plumer ... (uncredited)
Emil Rameau ... Florist (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ... Immigration Officer (uncredited)
Richard Richonne ... Head Clerk (uncredited)
Leonardo Scavino ... de la Roche's Clerk (uncredited)
George Sorel ... Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Douglas Spencer ... Georges (uncredited)

Philip Van Zandt ... Guard (uncredited)
Crane Whitley ... Durce (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Levin 
Writing credits
Alfred Neumann (screenplay) and
George Bruce (screenplay)

Curt Siodmak (story) and
Arnold Lipp (story) (as Arnold Phillips)

John H. Kafka  uncredited

Produced by
Edward Small .... executive producer
Grant Whytock .... producer
Original Music by
Lucien Moraweck 
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr. (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Fantl 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
Stephen Goosson 
Set Decoration by
Fay Babcock 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis 
Makeup Department
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist: Louis Hayward
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Nelson .... assistant director
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound (as Lambert Day)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Lud Gluskin .... musical director

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Dantes Strikes Again, 22 March 2007
Author: Mike-764 from Rego Park, NY

Edmond Dantes, grand nephew of the original Count of Monte Cristo, is set to receive his ancestor's wealth. When Dantes arrives in Marsaille to collect the inheritance, he is arrested as an impostor by Judge Lafitte, de la Roche, and Blanchard, who have forged the original will so that Blanchard's daughter Angela will get the inheritance, and eventually de la Roche will marry Angela to control the money which can offset Blanchard's embezzling from the national bank. Dantes is jailed and sent to Devil's Island to rot, but manages to escape with Bombelles (an actor). Arriving back in France, Dantes seeks revenge on the 3 adversaries and uses a variety of disguises and means to trap each conspirator one by one, but has to act fast before de la Roche can send the police force on Dantes and marry Angela to complete his plan. This is not a swashbuckler like Hayward's other venture in the Dumas, Son of Monte Cristo, but this film is more plot than action driven and does use the revenge element like the original Count of Monte Cristo. Hayward is excellent in the role having fun with all of the characterizations of Dantes, as well as a hunchbacked detective, bank examiner, & Napoleon III. Britton looks beautiful and her acting chops are a bit naive here, but she carries herself well. Geray is fun as Bombelles, and MacReady once again oozes out the evilness that is his trademark. I think there could have been at least one swordfight, but the pace of the film is not certainly off where we need some action. Rating, 8.

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