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The Sword of Monte Cristo

  • Drama
  • 1951
  • Maurice Geraghty
  • 77 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Captain RenaultGeorge Montgomery
Lady ChristianeRita Corday
Minister Charles La RocheBerry Kroeger
Major NicoletWilliam Conrad
Major of VaronneRhys Williams
SergeantSteve Brodie
Marquis de MontableauRobert Warwick
Louis Napoleon IIIDavid Bond (1)
PepiteLillian Bronson
FeliceAcquanetta

Crew

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DirectorMaurice Geraghty

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Language
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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