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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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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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Fernand Mondego: You've done it exceedingly well, the way you expose us one by one and then you
[draws his aide's sword]
Fernand Mondego: strike! You ruin a man with exquisite finesse, but before you kick THIS dog to death beware!
[he throws the sword to Monte Cristo]
Edmond Dantes: [catches the sword] He barks.
Fernand Mondego: [drawing his own sword] Bites! For having ruined me, you now give me cause for revenge! I claim the right to send the dead back to the dead! Can you defend yourself, Edmond, or do you stab only in the dark?
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Richard Chamberlain is Up for the Count
1 March 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

In this "classic tale of injustice, revenge and ultimate retribution," according to the DVD description, "Edmond Dantes is about to marry the love of his life and become a Captain in the Navy until he is falsely accused of conspiracy and is sent to the hellish island fortress of Monte Cristo. Locked away from his perfect life, he feels only hatred and revenge towards the perpetrators of this horrible injustice, but can see no way of exacting his revenge...

"Told of a secret treasure by a dying prisoner, Dantes finds a new hope and escapes to find the treasure. Now with a fortune, he assumes the identity of the wealthy and influential Count of Monte Cristo. Here, he seeks his revenge using his enemies' greed and corruption to bring about their ultimate downfall."

This is a handsomely mounted ITC-TV production of the frequently adapted Alexandre Dumas classic. There are some hair and make-up distractions, but most of it looks nice, at least.

Richard Chamberlain performs the leading role with focus and style. Of his quartet of veteran co-stars, Trevor Howard (the Abbe Faria) is most impressive. The younger cast includes an early Kate Nelligan (as Mercedes) and the grown-up Dominic Guard (as Albert) kid from "The Go-Between" (1970). But, with piercing sword and courtroom play, the lesser known Carlo Puri (as Benedetto) makes the most memorable impression.

****** The Count of Monte-Cristo (1/10/75) David Greene ~ Richard Chamberlain, Carlo Puri, Kate Nelligan, Trevor Howard


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