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The film was re-issued in 1927, with a New York opening on Apr 1927. Several additional film adaptations were produced based on Alexandre Dumas' novel, including the 1908 version, Monte Cristo, directed by Francis Boggs, and the 1913 The Count of Monte Cristo , directed by Edwin S. Porter and Joseph Golden (see entries).
       The 16 Sep 1921 Var announced the forthcoming picture as a special production for William Fox. Although a news item in the 26 Nov 1921 Motion Picture News reported that production was “finishing,” the film’s completion was not announced until two months later, on 4 Feb 1922, in both the Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World.
       The world premiere was held at the Tremont Temple Baptist Church in Boston, MA, according to the 1 Apr 1922 Moving Picture World. ... More Less

The film was re-issued in 1927, with a New York opening on Apr 1927. Several additional film adaptations were produced based on Alexandre Dumas' novel, including the 1908 version, Monte Cristo, directed by Francis Boggs, and the 1913 The Count of Monte Cristo , directed by Edwin S. Porter and Joseph Golden (see entries).
       The 16 Sep 1921 Var announced the forthcoming picture as a special production for William Fox. Although a news item in the 26 Nov 1921 Motion Picture News reported that production was “finishing,” the film’s completion was not announced until two months later, on 4 Feb 1922, in both the Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World.
       The world premiere was held at the Tremont Temple Baptist Church in Boston, MA, according to the 1 Apr 1922 Moving Picture World.
More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
4 Feb 1922
p. 64.
Motion Picture News
26 Nov 1921.
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Moving Picture World
4 Feb 1922.
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Moving Picture World
1 Apr 1922.
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Variety
16 Sep 1921
p. 38.
Variety
18 Aug 1922
p. 41.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Addl story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Le Comte de Monte-Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père (Paris, 1844-45).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Count of Monte Cristo
Release Date:
3 September 1922
Premiere Information:
Boston premiere: ca1 April 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 September 1922
Copyright Number:
LP18994
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
with color tinted sequences
Length(in feet):
9,828
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dantes, a young French sailor, is snatched from the arms of his bride, Mercedes, and placed in a dungeon on charges of treason trumped up by Danglars, Fernand, and De Villefort. Dantes tunnels into the cell of the Abbé Faria, spends the next 20 years receiving the benefits of the Abbé's great fund of knowledge, then escapes by substituting himself for Faria's dead body. After finding a treasure on the island of Monte Cristo with a map given to him by the Abbé, Dantes returns to France, eventually gets revenge on all of his enemies, and is reunited with ... +


Dantes, a young French sailor, is snatched from the arms of his bride, Mercedes, and placed in a dungeon on charges of treason trumped up by Danglars, Fernand, and De Villefort. Dantes tunnels into the cell of the Abbé Faria, spends the next 20 years receiving the benefits of the Abbé's great fund of knowledge, then escapes by substituting himself for Faria's dead body. After finding a treasure on the island of Monte Cristo with a map given to him by the Abbé, Dantes returns to France, eventually gets revenge on all of his enemies, and is reunited with Mercedes. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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