The Count of Monte Cristo (1954 film)

The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is a 1954 French-Italian historical drama film directed by Robert Vernay and starring Jean Marais, Lia Amanda and Roger Pigaut.[2] It is based on the 1844 novel of the same title by Alexandre Dumas.[3]

The Count of Monte Cristo
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Directed byRobert Vernay
Written byGeorges Neveux
Robert Vernay
Based onThe Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas
Produced byLucien Masson
Jacques Roitfeld
StarringJean Marais
Lia Amanda
Roger Pigaut
CinematographyRobert Juillard
Edited byMonique Kirsanoff
Music byJean Wiener
Fono Roma
La Société des Films Sirius
Les Productions Jacques Roitfeld
Lux Film
Distributed byLa Société des Films Sirius
Lux Film
Release dates
14 January 1954 (France)
20 August 1954 (Italy)
Running time
183 minutes
Box office7,780,642 admissions (France)[1]

It was first aired in France and Italy, in 1954, in 2 parts.

France : 1) La Trahison, 2) La Vengeance

Italy : 1) Il tesoro di Montecristo, 2) La vendetta di Montecristo.

It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris and on location on the Côte d'Azur. The sets were designed by the art director Robert Clavel. It was made in Gevacolor.



  1. ^ "Box Office Figures for Jean Marais films". Box Office Story.
  2. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich p.42
  3. ^ Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1954) at the Films de France


  • Roy Kinnard & Tony Crnkovich. Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908–1990. McFarland, 2017.

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