This epic adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo was directed by Henri Fescourt, and stars Jean Angelo, Lil Dagover, Pierre Batcheff, the beautiful Marie Glory, and Bernhard Goetzke as the Abbé Faria.
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A lost treasure from a sadly little-known director. This lavish production is the finest film made from Dumas's gargantuan novel, which has been deftly streamlined for the screen. It's also the last hurrah of the silent era, a sprightly super-production that occasionally shows the influence French Impressionism as practiced by Gance and company. A literary adaptation that's nevertheless as alive as any great silent.