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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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First film of Kate Nelligan, who received an "introducing" credit. 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: [speaking of her paralyzed grandfather Noirtier] My grandfather is a prisoner of his body, monsieur, but his will is like his mind... unconquerable.
Edmond Dantes: He possesses what few men can boast of... the devotion of one loving heart.
Valentine De Villefort: [staring at Monte Cristo] That's a lonely statement, monsieur.
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As good as it could be
22 April 2004 | by (Sheffield) – See all my reviews

When you convert a novel of 1100 pages to a film of about 100min, you're inevitably going to lose a lot of details - probably a few important ones. But under the circumstances, this film was about as good as it could get. I love the original novel, and was a fan of the 1973-74 films of "The Three Musketeers" (in which Richard Chamberlain played Aramis, incidentally), and so was interested to see this.

The most obvious change is that the first half of the film deals with about the first quarter of the book - making it a little unbalanced. But then, the book has so many subplots, it was probably necessary to let go of a lot of them.

The other obvious change is that in the novel, Danglars is the main villain, whom Dantes pardons at the end. In the film it is Mondego - which makes more sense from a film point of view, as Mondego took Dantes' bride. But apart from that, here, Dantes does not show any mercy - whereas in the book Danglars was pardoned, in the film he does not show any remorse until all four villains are either dead or locked up - and only then because Mercedes does not love this new version of himself. So that's a pity.

Still, changes aside, this film is about as good as it could be. Someone else said probably best for those who've not read the book. They're probably right. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it if you have read it. I'd give this 7/10.


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