The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)

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In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of "Lichtenburg" in the Balkans. Rightful ruler Zona hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France. The visiting Count of Monte Cristo falls for Zona... See full summary »


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  • Joan Bennett and Louis Hayward in The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
  • Joan Bennett and George Sanders in The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
  • Joan Bennett and Florence Bates in The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
  • Joan Bennett and Louis Hayward in The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
  • Joan Bennett, George Sanders, and Louis Hayward in The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
  • Joan Bennett and George Sanders in The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)

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Director:

Rowland V. Lee

Writer:

George Bruce (screenplay)

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15 August 2007 | wes-connors
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| Carrying a Torch for Joan Bennett
Some surprisingly glorious scenery and set direction highlight "The Count of Monte Cristo". Louis Hayward cuts a fine Count (aka "The Torch"). Joan Bennett is the beautiful queen - attracting the attentions of both Mr. Hayward and a deliciously wicked George Sanders. They, and the supporting players work very well together, and keep the movie interesting.

My favorite of the many nicely envisioned scenes is when Ms. Bennett, in a garden prison, releases a bird from its cage. Cleverly symbolic. I also like the "graveyard" hiding place - decorated with skeletons. The film's ending is terrific. With a tightening of its script and a little more budget, this might have attained classic status. It's a great example of a cast and crew making the absolute most of what they were given by a studio.

******* The Son of Monte Cristo (12/5/40) Rowland V. Lee ~ Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, George Sanders

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Release Date:

10 January 1941

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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