The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Adventure, Drama, History


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


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22 January 2015 | Hitchcoc
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| A Decent Stripped Down Version
This is a nice introduction to the Dumas story. Chamberlain is very convincing count. The greatest strength are the scenes at the Château D'if and the relationship of Edmund Dantes with the old priest who saves him. This is really quite gut wrenching. I know it's not the responsibility of the writers to explain everything historically, but it would have been good to have a bit of the Bonapartist issues and the turmoil in France. Once Dantes finds the fortune and begins his quest for revenge, things get so short on detail, but that is the price of a two hour effort with commercials thrown in. Chamberlain makes a good swashbuckler. Louis Jordan and Tony Curtis do quite a bit of overacting, but that's OK. It's a big book and others have tried to put the story on screen, but this has always been fun for me.

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