The Return of Monte Cristo (1946 film)
|The Return of Monte Cristo|
|Directed by||Henry Levin|
|Produced by||Edward Small|
|Screenplay by||George Bruce|
|Based on||story by Curt Siodmak|
Arnold Phillips [fr]
|Music by||Lucien Moraweck|
|Cinematography||Charles Lawton, Jr.|
|Edited by||Richard Fantl|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|December 19, 1946|
The grandson of the Count of Monte Cristo is falsely accused of a crime and imprisoned on Devil's Island. He escapes and seeks revenge against those responsible for his imprisonment.
- Louis Hayward as Dantes
- George Macready as Henri de la Rouche
- Barbara Britton as Angela Picard
- Una O'Connor as Miss Beedle
- Henry Stephenson as Prof. Duval
- Steven Geray as Bombelles
- Ray Collins as Emil Blanchard
- Ludwig Donath as Judge Lafitte
- Ivan Triesault as Major Chavet
- Ethan Laidlaw as Cab Driver (uncredited)
Reviews were positive. Edward Small announced plans to star Louis Hayward in The Treasure of Monte Cristo but no film resulted. (There were films called The Treasure of Monte Cristo released in 1949 and 1961 but not from Small.)
- Bernard Dick, The Merchant Prince of Poverty Row : Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c1993. p 135
- "PARAMOUNT BUYS HARVESTING STORY: Studio Will Produce Houston Branch's 'The Big Haircut' --Lead to Alan Ladd". New York Times. 11 May 1946. p. 34.
- "Return of Monte Cristo' Exciting Drama" Scott, John L. Los Angeles Times 15 Jan 1947: A2.
- Schallert, Edwin (June 15, 1948). "Again, Monte Cristo! Beery Jr. Joins 'Scout'". Los Angeles Times. p. 22.
- THOMAS F. BRADY (June 15, 1948). "SMALL PLANS FILM ON 'MONTE CRISTO': Seeks Louis Hayward for Lead in Movie on Dumas Hero -- Beloin Doing Hope Script". New York Times. p. 33.