Episode Detail: The Count of Monte Cristo - Family Theatre
“The Count of Monte Cristo.” Richard Chamberlain plays the lead in an adaptation that condenses the scope of Alexandre Dumas's classic 1844 novel while leaving its vigor intact. After 14 years of unjust imprisonment, the hero escapes, discovers a fortune in gems and seeks vengeance against his enemies. Filmed in Italy and France. Villefort: Louis Jourdan. Abbe Faria: Trevor Howard. Danglars: Donald Pleasence. Mondego: Tony Curtis. Mercedes: Kate Nelligan.