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The Sword of Monte Cristo

The Sword of Monte Cristo

Maurice Geraghty (1951)

79min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Some vigorous swordplay, handsome settings and lavish costumes fail to make up for the convoluted plot and general shortcomings of this second-rate action adventure tale, very loosely inspired by Alexandre Dumas's classic novel. George Montgomery is merely adequate as the loyal French officer who helps save Napoleon III from the treachery of his tyrannical chief minister, and this sort of Gallic swashbuckler has been done far better many times before and since, with the various versions of The Three Musketeers being prime examples.

Summary

A military captain is assigned to investigate a revolutionary movement in 19th-century France. A key member of the uprising is an aristocratic woman leading a double-life as a masked vigilante, and the officer is caught in a battle of wits with her for possession of a sword that is the key to finding a lost treasure. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Rita Corday and George Montgomery.

Cast & Crew

Captain Renault George Montgomery
Lady Christiane Rita Corday
Minister Charles La Roche Berry Kroeger
Major Nicolet William Conrad
Major of Varonne Rhys Williams
Sergeant Steve Brodie
Marquis de Montableau Robert Warwick
Louis Napoleon III David Bond (1)
Pepite Lillian Bronson
Felice Acquanetta
Director Maurice Geraghty
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd

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