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Monte Cristo (1922)

Cast: John Gilbert, Estelle Taylor, Robert McKim, more...
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Studio: Flicker Alley
Genre: Drama, Romance, Costume Drama/Period Piece, Silent Drama
Running Time: 100 min.

Synopsis
Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, and directed by Emmett J. Flynn, Gilbert is Edmond Dantes, a sailor unjustly imprisoned for twenty years, time he spends acquiring education and finesse. Later the accidental heir to a vast fortune, Dantes reinvents himself as the Count of Monte Cristo, and wreaks revenge on those symbols of the decadent monarchy that wronged him. Fox Film spared no expense on this prestige film with lavish sets and a distinguished supporting cast. The sole surviving copy of Monte Cristo is a worn and choppy print found in the Czech Republic, but nearly complete. English titles have been restored with the help of the original script.




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