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Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 27 August 1949 (USA)
This modern tale borrows from an old story in establishing Langan, who works on a ship that docks in San Francisco, as a descendant of the Count of Monte Cristo. Crooked Lawyer Brodie sets ... See full summary »

Director:

William Berke

Writers:

Aubrey Wisberg (original story), Jack Pollexfen (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Langan ... Edmund Dantes
Adele Jergens ... Jean Turner
Steve Brodie ... Earl Jackson
Bobby Jordan ... Tony Torecelli
Michael Whalen ... Lt. Michael Perry
George Davis George Davis ... District Attorney
Margia Dean ... Nurse
Sid Melton ... Tyson (as Sidney Melton)
Brian O'Hara Brian O'Hara ... Jailer
Robert Boon Robert Boon ... Boatswain
Jeritza Novak Jeritza Novak ... Miss Jean Turner
Jimmy O'Neil Jimmy O'Neil ... Pawnbroker
Curtis Jarrett Curtis Jarrett ... Deputy Sheriff
Charles Regan Charles Regan ... Bailey (as Charles Reagan)
Larry Barton Larry Barton ... Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

This modern tale borrows from an old story in establishing Langan, who works on a ship that docks in San Francisco, as a descendant of the Count of Monte Cristo. Crooked Lawyer Brodie sets up a scheme to get at the treasure of Langan's famed ancestor, and using the beautiful blonde Jergens, tries to lure Langan into a trap. Langan proves worthy of his heritage, using a gun instead of a sword, and wins legitimately both his forturne and Jergens. Written by Anonymous

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A fast-moving...suspenseful jewel mystery...set against the colorful background of today's San Francisco!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Erbe von Monte Christo See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lippert Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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GOOD SAN FRANCISCO CRIME/ NOIR OBSCURED BY MISLEADING TITLE
25 October 2003 | by paul meienbergSee all my reviews

One does not expect a whole lot from a Lippert feature but since noir enthusiasts are sifting through poverty row features to find new titles, they should check this one out. William Berke directed and Benjamin Kline lensed this competent,engaging crime actioner.Shot totally on location in San Francisco with plenty of night street scenes,the chase covers the Marina,the Filbert Street stairs on Telegraph Hill,the Embarcadero,downtown business area,the Tenderloin and Twin Peaks. Most Lippert films were produced in as little a five days,and rarely in over two weeks, This venture took eleven days but does not particularly look like a rush job. The stars Adele Jergens and Glenn Langan ,a very handsome couple indeed, allegedly met and married about the time of filming. Steve Brodie fans will love his portrayal of a sleazy lawyer. Michael Whalen,Michael Vallon and Dead End kid Bobby Jordan turn in good performances. Given an edgy title this film would be better known. It may not be in a class with the recently revived WOMAN ON THE RUN but it certainly should appeal to noir enthusiasts who crave a San Francisco locale.


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