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The Son of Monte Cristo Details


Though set in 1865, The Son of Monte Cristo is a thinly disguised indictment against 20th century dictatorships. Louis Hayward plays the title character, Edmond Dantes Jr., who while posing as an epicene dandy works tirelessly to topple the regime of fascistic Balkan despot Count Gurko (George Sanders). Under cover of night, Hayward dons mask and cape as "The Torch", a Zorro-like dogooder rallying the peasantry to rise up against Gurko and his ilk. As a bonus, he rescues the lovely Grand Duchess Zona (Joan Bennett) from an arranged marriage with the usurping Count. Produced by Edward Small as a followup to his 1939 version of , The Son of Monte Cristo benefits from a carefully chosen supporting cast, including Clayton "Lone Ranger" Moore and Ralph "Dick Tracy" Byrd. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 10, 1941


Louis Hayward
as Count of Monte Cristo
Joan Bennett
as Grand Duchess Zona
George Sanders
as Gurko Lanen
Florence Bates
as Countess Mathilde
Lionel Royce
as Col. Zimmerman
Montagu Love
as Baron Von Neuhoff
Ian Wolfe
as Conrad Stadt
Clayton Moore
as Fritz Dorner
Ralph Byrd
as William Gluck
Georges Renavent
as French Ambassador
Michael Visaroff
as Pavlov
Rand Brooks
as Hans Mirbach
Theodore Von Eltz
as Captain
James Seay
as Lieutenant
Henry Brandon
as Sgt. Schultz
Jack Mulhall
as Schmidt
Edward Keane
as Turnkey
Lawrence Grant
as Baron
Lionel Belmore
as Innkeeper
Ted Oliver
as Turnkey
Stanley Andrews
as Turnkey
Michael Mark
as Bishop
Dwight Frye
Charles Trowbridge
as Priest
Maurice Cass
as Tailor
Ernie S. Adams
as Informer
Wyndham Standing
as Chamberlain
Leyland Hodgson
as Officer


Rowland V. Lee
Rowland V. Lee
George Bruce
George Robinson
Edward Ward
Composer (Music Score)
Edward Small
Executive Producer