The Secret of Monte Cristo


1h 35m 1961

Brief Synopsis

A soldier sets out to find a lost treasure.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Treasure of Monte Cristo
Genre
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
San Francisco opening: 5 Jul 1961
Production Company
Mid-Century Film Productions
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

When his employer is murdered by unknown assailants, Capt. Adam Corbett, an 18th-century soldier of fortune, joins the dead man's daughter, Pauline Jackson, in a search party seeking a treasure hidden on the island of Monte Cristo. The group, each member of which holds a portion of the treasure map, includes Van Ryman, a Dutch sea captain, Auclair, a Frenchman, and Count Boldini, an Italian who is accompanied by his fiancée, Lucetta. When the adventurers land on the island, they are captured by Renato, the island's ruler, and his bandits. At first Renato orders his prisoners put to death, but he spares their lives when Corbett beats him in hand-to-hand combat. In uncovering the treasure in a cave, one of the men is wounded; and Corbett and Renato take the victim to a doctor on the mainland. They return in time to see Boldini escaping with the treasure. In the melee that follows, Lucetta attempts to shoot Corbett but accidentally kills Boldini. As Boldini falls, he overturns the treasure chest, revealing its contents--nothing but bits of rope and chain. (The real treasure was hidden in another ship by Pauline's manservant, and the ship has sunk to the bottom of the bay.) Corbett consoles himself with Pauline's love while Lucetta mourns her dead lover.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Treasure of Monte Cristo
Genre
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
San Francisco opening: 5 Jul 1961
Production Company
Mid-Century Film Productions
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Location scenes filmed in southern Italy. Opened in London in August 1961 as The Treasure of Monte Cristo; running time: 95 min.