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The film opens with the image of a castle and an offscreen narrator discussing "the treasure of Monte Cristo," a fortune in jewels that disappeared thirty years before from a castle in southern France. The image then shifts to a view of San Francisco, and the narrator continues that the strange story of the jewels' disappearance begins in the heart of San Francisco. The end credits of the film note that the picture was produced entirely in San Francisco. Although the Variety review lists the film's running time as 76 minutes, the viewed print was only 68 minutes. The onscreen credit for Aubrey Wisberg and Jack Pollexfen reads: "Original story and screen play by associate producers Aubrey Wisberg and Jack Pollexfen." Actor Rube Schaffer's name is misspelled "Schaeffer" in the onscreen credits. The onscreen credits also list the actor playing "Bailey" as Charles Reagen, while the Variety review spells his name "Reagan."