Saturday, February 20, 2016

Son Of Monte Cristo (1940) Action Adventure starring Louis Hayward, Joan...


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  1. The Son of Monte Cristo is a 1940 American black-and-white film produced by Edward Small, directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, and George Sanders. The Small production uses the same sets, and many of the same cast and production crew as his previous year's production of The Man in the Iron Mask.
    The film takes the same name as the unofficial sequel to The Count of Monte Cristo, namely The Son of Monte Cristo, written by Jules Lermina in 1881. Using elements from several romantic swashbuckler's of the time such as The Prisoner of Zenda and The Mark of Zorro the production also mirrors the situation of Continental Europe in 1939-1940.

    Cast

    Louis Hayward as Edmond Dantès, Jr.
    Joan Bennett as Grand Duchess Zona
    George Sanders as Gen. Gurko Lanen
    Florence Bates as Countess Mathilde
    Lionel Royce as Col. Zimmerman
    Montagu Love as Baron Von Neuhoff
    Ian Wolfe as Conrad Stadt
    Clayton Moore as Lt. Fritz Dorner
    Ralph Byrd as William Gluck
    Georges Renavent as French Ambassador
    Michael Visaroff as Pavlov
    Rand Brooks as Hans Mirbach
    Theodore Von Eltz as Captain
    James Seay as Lieutenant
    Henry Brandon as Sgt. Schultz
    Jack Mulhall as Schmidt
    Edward Keane as Turnkey
    Lawrence Grant as Baron

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