The Son of Monte Cristo (1940) [Action] [Adventure]

“The Son of Monte Cristo” is a 1940 black-and-white film directed by Rowland V. Lee. In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of “Lichtenburg” in the Balkans. The rightful ruler, Grand Duchess Zona, hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France. The visiting Count of Monte Cristo falls for Zona and undertakes to help her, masquerading as a foppish banker and a masked freedom fighter. The rest is rapid-fire intrigue and derring-do.

The film takes the same name as the unofficial sequel to “The Count of Monte Cristo”, namely “The Son of Monte Cristo”, written by Jules Lermina in 1881.

Directed and produced by Rowland V. Lee, written by George Bruce, starring Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett and George Sanders.

Source: “The Son of Monte Cristo” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.. 1 May 2012. Web. 30 July 2012.

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33 Replies to “The Son of Monte Cristo (1940) [Action] [Adventure]”

  1. The eu,un all Zionist banks media monopolies, social media / tech monopolies, ngos and borderless charities must be destroyed for all western countries to keep their European cultural, heritage, identity and for OUR children to have a safe peaceful future.

  2. Nothing whatsoever to do with the original Count. It's a very nice film but maybe they just could've given the Count his own name and named the film (and the book it came from) something else. It's a good story in its own right without having to ride on the original Count.

  3. So he shares his fathers name Edmond Dantes? and who was his mother, are we to assume that the original Monte Cristo got bake together with Mercedes?

  4. It's a shame that the phenomenal Dwight Frye does not appear in this film until the last  16 mins, and when he does, it's only for a few fleeting seconds. Oh, well, he is ALWAYS worth waiting for in ANY movie.

  5. "Oh the most beautiful woman I've ever seen…" 

    Seriously, where has this actor been all my life? I could listen to his voice all day, hehe. Joan Bennett does a lovely job as well, you really feel her pain when she thinks he lied to her.

  6. I remember seeing this film several times.  Though I always liked Louis Hayward, it was always Clayton Moore that was my favorite in this film.  George Sanders had a plum role, of course.  I've always enjoyed him too.

  7. Oops! I notice at video counter number 0:12:01 in the hotel this video of the lady smoking but has been censored/altered, yet vaguely still we can see the smoke from her cigarette and still see the cigarette in her right hand but afterwards its gone. Notice the lady is smoking but that part of the video has been cleaned. If this is a German/European made movie that was normal in those days. You know in NAZI Germany Ladies didn't smoke.  Sound familiar? It should. The NAZI censored many of these movies during their murderous reign (NWO). You could murder by the millions but oh no! can't have that smoking in the boys/girls room. Sound familiar? it should.
    Now back to the show…enjoy!


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