The Count of Monte Cristo (1934 film)

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The Count of Monte Cristo is a 1934 American adventure film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Robert Donat and Elissa Landi. Based on the 1844 novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, the story concerns a man who is unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him. When he finally escapes, he seeks revenge against the greedy men who conspired to put him in prison.[2][3]

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The Count of Monte Cristo
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRowland V. Lee
Screenplay by
Based onThe Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas
Produced byEdward Small
CinematographyJ. Peverell Marley
Edited byGrant Whytock
Music byAlfred Newman
Reliance Pictures
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • August 29, 1934 (1934-08-29) (USA)
Running time
113 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.5 million[1]

This is the first sound film adaptation of Dumas' novel; five silent films preceded it.