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The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

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 ... 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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An Eye For An Eye...But Three Lives Must Pay For Mine! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,270,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Fredric March was the original choice for the title role. See more »

Goofs

During the fencing duel between Dantes and Mondego, in one brief shot near the end Sidney Blackmer holds his sword in his left hand instead of his right, which he does in the rest of the scene. This was obviously a shown in reverse as is often done to add footage. See more »

Quotes

Danglars: [after Dantes has been taken away to the Chateau d'If] Will you want me anymore, sir?
Raymond de Villefort Jr.: No.
Danglars: Not for the trial?
Raymond de Villefort Jr.: He's had his trial.
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Alternate Versions

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

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Version of Monte Cristo (1922) See more »

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Written by E.Y. Harburg and Johnny Green
Sung by Clarence Muse
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" Can it be, so difficult to outwit the 6 year old minds who guard me ?
6 September 2010 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

In 1844, French author Alexander Dumas completed his most famous work called " The Count of Monte Cristo. " Since then, not only has it become a Standard Classic among the great works of literature, but has been rendered onto the Silver Screen, five times. This is the 1934 version which hosts the great film star, Robert Donat as Edmond Dantes. If you have read the book, following the movie is not difficult. The story tells of Edmond Dantes, a young sailor and 1st Mate to the Captain, who returns to his home port of Marseille, to marry Mercedes (Elissa Landi) his intended, despite the fact a young Mondego (Sidney Blackmer) want to marry her too. After, explaining to the owner, that the ship's Captain, died during the voyage, he is promoted Captain, to the dismay of the supercargo Danglars (Raymond Walburn), but which is used in a plot by Mondego and Danglars and furthered by the ambitious prosecutor De Villefort (Louis Calhern). Imprisoned in the infamous prison, the Château D'if, Dante's is befriended by the Italian monk, the Abbe Faria (O.P.Heggie) who bequeathes to the falsely accused man, a fabulous fortune with which to seek revenge with. This version is the original film directed by Rowland Lee and is in Black and white. It's a structured movie with a children's fairy tale attitude. The author, Alexander Dumas would have approved of it. ****


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