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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)

TV Movie  -   -  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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George Willing ...
Andre Morrell
Alessio Orano ...
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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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Also Known As:

El conde de Monte Cristo  »

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First English-speaking film of Taryn Power, who also received an "introducing" credit. See more »

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When the jailers throw the body into the sea from the Chateau D'If, rocks are seen below, but when the body splashes into the water, there are no rocks, only the fortified walls of the Chateau are seen at water level. See more »

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Mercedes: [she has found Monte Cristo practicing shooting] You would not kill my son!
Edmond Dantes: [turning to face her] He challenged me, madam.
Mercedes: And what would you expet from a proud son? The general is his father!
Edmond Dantes: I had a father once.
Mercedes: Then you know how the boy feels. You can understand how zealous he is after the general's good name!
Edmond Dantes: What general? My business is with a lieutenant I used to know.
Mercedes: What business?
Edmond Dantes: Revenge, madam.
Mercedes: [pause, then] For what? For marrying the girl you loved? He does not deserve your vengeance. ...
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Fine Fun for two hours- captures the essence of the story
8 March 2003 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is excellent, especially compared to the new version with James cavaziel, which is much longer, and still does not touch on the depth and characters, this 75' version was somehow able to do. As well Chamberlain, was able to show through voice and appearance, changes of appearance from the young man of 19 to the man in he would be in his late 30's. If they didnt capture every subplot, they covered most of them, in more pared down fashion. Its a shame this was not made into a miniseries at the time on tv. It would likely have been excellent. You can tell from the cuts in the movie, that there was a longer one there, that couldnt be aired due to time constraints. Nevertheless, excellent, american production of the film, though not as good as the version with Gerard Depardieu, Chamberlain, himself, cuts a finer figure as the count, at least in is look. Chamberlain had assurance, picked a voice to use in the film, which I point out, because in the 2002 version, Cavaziel, had this very problem and never was able to be comfortable in how he delivered his lines or his appearance. Great Film catch it while you can.


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