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The Count of Monte Cristo (1975)

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Based on Alexander Dumas' classic novel of adventure and revenge, this film features Richard Chamberlain as the beleaguered count who is robbed of his fortune and wrongfully imprisoned. As soon as he escapes, he enacts an elaborate form of revenge.

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Cast

Richard Chamberlain
as Edmond Dantes
Louis Jourdan
as De Villefort
Tony Curtis
as Mondego
Taryn Power
as Valentine De Villefort
Trevor Howard
as Abbe Faria
Kate Nelligan
as Mercedes
Harold Bromley
as M. Morrell
Carlo Puri
as Andrea Bendetto
Alessio Orano
as Caderousse
Dominic Guard
as Albert Mondego
Ralph Michael
as M. Dantes
Dominic Barto
as Bertuccio
George Willing
as Andre Morrell
Anthony Dawson
as Noirtier De Villefort
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The best screen adaptation I've seen because it remains true to the story, unlike that craptastic 2002 version. The only thing I didn't like was the sword fight between Fernand and Edmond. The confrontation between 2 suitors 15 years after the fact. *yawn*

Angie Iam
Angie Iam

Of all the 'Monte Cristo' films, this is the best. It could be the production quality or the acting, but I will say that Chamberlain did a fantastic job in his role.

John Johnson
John Johnson
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This is a great movie, it is one of the best revenge movies I've ever seen. Edmond Dantes (Chamberlain) gets banished to the "Chateau Dif" which is like "Alcatraz Prison". For crimes he didn't commit. He breaks out, finds a buried treasure, and becomes "The Count of Monte Cristo". He gets revenge on the 3 men who put him away (for many years, I might add). And the way he does it is pure genius! Do not be confused by the remake that came out about 8 years ago, this is the original, and it's the best!

Lance S.
Lance S.

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