In 1833, the death of the King creates a struggle for the throne of Spain. The Count of Monte Cristo supports the claim of the King's widow who seeks to reign as regent for her young daughter, the Infanta.
A scheming General replaces the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg with an impostor in the year 1836. The Count, summoned on financial matters, sees through the impostor and works to bring back the true Grand Duchess.
A man claiming to be the Count of Monte Cristo has headquartered in Albania and is working with another man who wishes to become dictator of that country. The true Count travels to Tirana to set things right.
The heir to the French throne runs into trouble when he pays a secret visit to Mecklenburg. He wants to see there the princess he loves but she's been promised to another suitor and the French heir winds up in prison.
The death of the King of Lichtenburg creates a power struggle. Princess Anne, the rightful heir, finds herself imprisoned in the palace by an ambitious man anxious to assume power. The Count seeks to help her.
Desperate to thwart a plan to form the country of Belgium out of Netherlands territory, the Duchess of Maastricht kidnaps the son of one of the plan's proponents. The Count seeks to rescue the son, and the plan.
Rico is drugged, kidnapped, and whipped to make him reveal the location of the Count's treasure. The Count mounts a rescue, which involves a Duchess who schemes to put a Bonaparte back into power in Paris.
Twin sons of a inventor clash over control of what might be their father's greatest achievement -- a screw-propeller attached to a ship's steam engine. Such an invention would revolutionize naval warfare and maritime shipping.
A printer tries to live down his counterfeiting past but his young, greedy wife has other ideas. She becomes involved in illegal dealings at the Monte Carlo casino and it takes the Count of Monte Cristo to sort things out.
Surprised to learn of Victor Hugo's unwavering faith in the French judicial system, the Count uses a turn of events to change Hugo's mind. Hugo then determines to write a book about the system called "Les Miserables."