The Count of Monte Cristo (1913 film)

The Count of Monte Cristo is a 1913 silent film adventure directed by Joseph A. Golden and Edwin S. Porter based on Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel novel of the same name. It starred James O'Neill, a stage actor and father of playwright Eugene O'Neill. James O'Neill had been playing Edmond Dantès most of his adult life and was famous in the role. Daniel Frohman and Adolph Zukor produced together. Edwin S. Porter co-directed with Joseph Golden, though this was probably necessary as Porter also served as the film's cinematographer.[1]

The Count of Monte Cristo
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Still of scene in the film
Directed byJoseph A. Golden
Edwin S. Porter
Written byHampton Del Ruth
Based onthe play, Le Comte de Monte Cristo by Charles Fechter;
adapted from the novel Le Comte de Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (pere)
Produced byDaniel Frohman
Adolph Zukor
StarringJames O'Neill
Nance O'Neil
CinematographyEdwin S. Porter
Distributed byStates Rights
Release date
November 1, 1913
Running time
69 minutes
LanguageSilent..English titles

A previous film by Selig starring Hobart Bosworth in 1912 had to be pulled from circulation as Zukor brought lawsuit against Selig for copyright infringement.


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