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Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 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 ... 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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Passed | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Production Co:

Lippert Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949)
12 January 2012 | by MartinTellerSee all my reviews

You wouldn't guess it from the title, but this is a film noir about an elaborate frame-up job. A seaman gets off his ship, rescues a damsel in distress, and finds himself on the hook for murder. The plot is fairly predictable but still engaging enough for a good time. However, don't go looking for classic noir. Bland characters, including an annoying ethnic stereotype. Glenn Langan is okay but rather generic, and a lot more could have been done with the Adele Jurgens character. Only Steve Brodie stands out as the sleazy attorney. Except for a terrific POV shot at the climax, the photography is serviceable but nothing special. The film clips along at a reasonable pace and is mildly entertaining -- nothing more.


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