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Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
Directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, and George Sanders.
In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of "Lichtenburg" in the Balkans. The rightful ruler, Grand Duchess Zona, hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France. The visiting Count of Monte Cristo falls for Zona and undertakes to help her, masquerading as a foppish banker and a masked freedom fighter. The rest is rapid-fire intrigue and derring-do. Watch Movie