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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History  |  10 January 1975 (USA)
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A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

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A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond 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 Edmond 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 Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond 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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The classic tale of romance, revenge and retribution.


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El conde de Monte Cristo  »

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Anthony Dawson, who portrayed Noirtier de Villefort, father of Prosecutor Gérard de Villefort, portrayed by Louis Jourdan, was just five years older than Jourdan. See more »

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After Caderousse punches his nemesis, the guy drops his cane down the stairs. Yet, when the camera shows him laying on ground, he is still holding it. See more »

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Valentine De Villefort: [she has just been introduced to Monte Cristo] Monte Cristo! Oh, sir! I shall be the envy of every girl in Paris! What they're saying is true; you ARE handsome! Are you as rich as they're saying, monsieur?
Edmond Dantes: [smiling] Rich in experience, mademoiselle, rich in years and growing richer by the moment in my appreciation of the loveliness of Paris.
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A superior rendition of the book
28 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to see the new production of The Count of Monte Cristo this past weekend and then rewatched the one with Richard Chamberlain. This one captured the book far better than the new one did. It follows Dumas' original more closely and the character of the Count is calculating and single-minded just as in the book. The supporting actors weren't bad but Richard Chamberlain is who makes this movie as enjoyable as it was.


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