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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, History | TV Movie 10 January 1975
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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10 January 1975 (USA)  »

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El conde de Monte Cristo  »

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Louis Jourdan (Villefort) previously played Edmond Dantès in The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961). 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 the ground, he is still holding it. See more »

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Danglars: Well suggest, suggest, SUGGEST!
Girard: Sell everything as quick as possible.
Danglars: Yes, indeed! Sell every bond!
Girard: The moment the exchange opens.
Danglars: My reputation, the reputation of the bank! I invested my customers' money on a civil war! Are we losing our customers? Do you have any more suggestions?
Girard: Yes. Make good all ...
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wonderful adaptation
11 June 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The Count of Monte Cristo as well as The Man in the Iron Mask were both made for television in the mid to late 1970s and starred the talented Richard Chamberlain. Yet, because they were originally made for TV, they seem to have vanished and I haven't seen either on TV since the early 1980s (though I did copy them to now worn out videotapes). It's a real shame, as they were first-rate and every bit as good as any Hollywood production--maybe better.

The Man in the Iron Mask was the better of the two stories, but both are about as good Alexander Dumas stories as you can find. This is due to the overall package--exceptional music, acting, writing and pacing. I simply don't know how you could have made them much better.


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