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The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 7 September 1934 (USA)
After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.

Director:

Rowland V. Lee

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novel), Philip Dunne (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Donat ... Edmond Dantes
Elissa Landi ... Mercedes
Louis Calhern ... De Villefort Jr.
Sidney Blackmer ... Mondego
Raymond Walburn ... Danglars
O.P. Heggie ... Abbe Faria
Irene Hervey ... Valentine
Georgia Caine ... Mme. De Rosas
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Morrel
Lawrence Grant ... De Villefort Sr.
Luis Alberni ... Jacopo
Douglas Walton ... Albert
Juliette Compton ... Clothilde
Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson ... Fouquet
Eleanor Phelps Eleanor Phelps ... Haydee
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Storyline

Edmond Dantes is imprisoned in the Chateau d'If without trial, for carrying a message from Napoleon in exile on Elba. After being told that he died in prison, his fiancé Mercedes is forced to marry his rival Count Mondego. Twenty years later, Dantes escapes with the help of the Abbe Faria, who leaves him the treasure of Monte Cristo. Dantes, now called the Count of Monte Cristo, plans his revenge on the three who framed him. Written by Will Gilbert

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Romance Lives On ... In The Glory Of Dumas' Immortal Novel ! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Rätsel von Monte Christo See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the version that "V" in "V for Vendetta" claimed to be his favorite film. See more »

Goofs

Edmond Dantes tells Abbe Faria that he has been imprisoned since February 28, 1815. Just before the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815, the full-screen shot of Dantes' s supposed Death Certificate shows its date as March 15, 1824. See more »

Quotes

Danglars: I'm tried of playing second fiddle to Rothschild, Laurenti and Monte Cristo! From now on when we meet, I want THEM to take their hats off first!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer-colorized version. See more »

Connections

Version of The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961) See more »

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Composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1792)
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A wonderful movie
6 February 2000 | by p38at6See all my reviews

This should be a classic. It is a superb motion picture. It has a brilliant cast. An excellent interpretation of what the author of the book wrote. The director and producer was of the top class.


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