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The Return of Monte Cristo

The Return of Monte Cristo
Directed by Henry Levin
Produced by Edward Small
Grant Whytock
Screenplay by George Bruce
Alfred Neumann
Based on story by Curt Siodmak
Arnold Phillips[fr]
Starring Louis Hayward
George Macready
Production
company
Columbia
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
1946
Running time
92 mins
Country United States
Language English
Budget $658,284[1]

The Return of Monte Cristo is a 1946 swashbuckler film which is a sequel to The Count of Monte Cristo (1934).

File:Coat of arms of the Count of Monte Cristo.png
The coat of arms of the count are described in the original novel as "une montagne d’or, posant sur une mer d’azur, avec une croix de gueules au chef".

Plot

The grandson of the Count of Monte Cristo is falsely accused of a crime and imprisoned on Devil's Island. He escapes and seeks revenge against those responsible for his imprisonment.

Production

Edward Small made the film in collaboration with Columbia Studios, using an old commitment he had with Louis Hayward.[2] Hayward was paid $35,000.[1]

Reception

Reviews were positive.[3] Edward Small announced plans to star Louis Hayward in The Treasure of Monte Cristo but no film resulted.[4][5] (There were films called The Treasure of Monte Cristo released in 1949 and 1961 but not from Small.)

References

  1. ^ a b Bernard Dick, The Merchant Prince of Poverty Row : Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c1993. p 135
  2. ^ PARAMOUNT BUYS HARVESTING STORY: Studio Will Produce Houston Branch's 'The Big Haircut' --Lead to Alan Ladd Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 11 May 1946: 34.
  3. ^ Return of Monte Cristo' Exciting Drama Scott, John L. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 15 Jan 1947: A2.
  4. ^ Again, Monte Cristo! Beery Jr. Joins 'Scout' Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 15 June 1948: 22.
  5. ^ SMALL PLANS FILM ON 'MONTE CRISTO': Seeks Louis Hayward for Lead in Movie on Dumas Hero -- Beloin Doing Hope Script By THOMAS F. BRADYSpecial to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 15 June 1948: 33.

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