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The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961)

Le comte de Monte Cristo (original title)
Edmund 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 »

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Mercédès
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Caderousse
Bernard Dhéran ...
Le procureur Henri de Villefort
Franco Silva ...
Mario
Claudine Coster ...
Haydée
Jean-Claude Michel ...
Fernand de Mortcerf
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Albert de Mortcerf
Marie Mergey ...
Madame Caderousse
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Vidocq
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L'abbé Faria
Alain Ferral ...
Benedetto (as Alain Feral)
Roldano Lupi ...
Morel
Henri Vilbert ...
Danyès - le père d'Edmond
Jean-Jacques Delbo
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Edmund 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 meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmund of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmund escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmund must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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In one scene Edmond Dantes was speaking and there was a hill with a road behind him. A white concrete mixer truck was driving down on it. See more »

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The Best Film Version
1 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

I watched the 1975 version with Richard Chamberlain as Edmund Dantes and Louis Jourdan as Prosecutor Villefort. In this 1961 version, Louis Jourdan portrays Edmund Dantes, and does a far superior job of it. The emotional highs and lows, the torment--in his voice and on his face--every ounce of Edmund's soul pours forth as never done by any other actor I have seen in this role. Yes, it is a French film, spoken in French, but even if you do not know much (or any) French, that is no barrier. The actors are so brilliant at imparting the emotions and actions, that the plot is evident. (I happen to know some French, so that helps when watching Mr. Jourdan's French films.) This is, in my opinion, the perfect film version of this Dumas novel.


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