The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Film details

Synopsis

Edmond Dantes is falsely imprisoned, but escapes after twenty years and seeks his revenge on the three men who conspired against him.

The following statement regarding the story appears after the opening credits: '-1815- Napoleon had achieved an empire and lost it again. Exhausted by years of revolution and war, France strove to make peace with her neighbours under the rule of King Louis XVIII....while the "Little Corporal", now in exile, reigned over only a few square miles of land - Elba. But the memory of his colorful career still endeared him to the hearts of the people, and his loyal followers were actively conspiring to return him to power - -'

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top