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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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Abbe Faria
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M. Morrell
George Willing ...
Andre Morrell
Alessio Orano ...
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M. Dantes
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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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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.85 : 1
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First feature length filmed movie production of actress Kate Nelligan who had previously worked only on television series. 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 »

Quotes

Edmond Dantes: If a man tortures or murders your brother or your son - or your father - kills one of those beings who leave an eternal emptiness and a bleeding wound when they're torn from your heart, do you really think society has given you sufficient reparation because the blade of the guillotine has passed between the murderer's trapezius and his occipital bone? Because the man who cause you *immeasurable* suffering has endured a few seconds of physical pain?
De Villefort: My dear count, are you suggesting the ...
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Strangely compelling
26 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

As all movies made from books do, it simplifies the plot to a miniscule point and takes as much drama from it as it can. As a movie, this works surprisingly well. Chamberlain is excellent as the conflicted changeling, but others don't do so well. Tony Curtis has never been my favorite actor and Kate Nelligan doesn't have much screen presence. Watching Louis Jourdan try very hard to play to the camera is kind of sad, but Donald Pleasance is very good and almost steals scenes away from Chamberlain.

Unfortunately, this is a TV movie (1970s), so the direction is awkward and stage-y. But a pretty good script and Chamberlain's performance make this a strangely compelling experience.


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