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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)

A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director:

David Greene

Writers:

Sidney Carroll (screenplay), Alexandre Dumas (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... Edmond Dantes
Trevor Howard ... Abbe Faria
Louis Jourdan ... De Villefort
Donald Pleasence ... Danglars
Tony Curtis ... Fernand Mondego
Kate Nelligan ... Mercedes
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Jacopo
Harold Bromley Harold Bromley ... M. Morrell
George Willing George Willing ... Andre Morrell
Alessio Orano Alessio Orano ... Caderousse
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ... M. Dantes
Dominic Barto Dominic Barto ... Bertuccio
Harry Baird ... Ali
Isabelle De Valvert Isabelle De Valvert ... Haydee (as Isabelle de Valvert)
Taryn Power Taryn Power ... Valentine De Villefort
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Storyline

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.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El conde de Monte Cristo See more »

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Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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(theatrical) | (theatrical) | (PAL DVD) | (US pay cable)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First English-language film of actress Taryn Power who previously had only appeared in Spanish language productions. See more »

Goofs

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

[at Danglar's office; Edmond handles a statue of a head]
Edmond Dantes: I am impressed by this head of Imhotep.
Danglars: Imhotep? Yeas, sure...
[gives Edmond a smaller statue]
Danglars: How about this one, mister?
Edmond Dantes: Very ingenious fake.
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Passable telling of the tale
18 October 2002 | by BelliSee all my reviews

A good TV effort for this timeless tale. Chamberlain's performance carries the story along. I recently picked up the video at a yard sale and was disappointed to find the "tableaux" scenes missing. Too bad, as the sequence of Dantes' confrontation with Mondego makes a lot more sense after the deleted scenes.


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