The Wife Of Monte Cristo

  • 1946
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Adventure, Historical

As this picture has it, rather than retiring to his island estates following his revenge on his persecutors, the famed count of the Alexandre Dumas romance revisits Paris, where--his true identity concealed--he avenges the sufferings of the poor in the postrevolution period of the early 1800s. Loder is the smooth, crafty, Robespierre-like prefect of police...read more

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As this picture has it, rather than retiring to his island estates following his revenge on his persecutors, the famed count of the Alexandre Dumas romance revisits Paris, where--his true identity concealed--he avenges the sufferings of the poor in the postrevolution period of the early

1800s. Loder is the smooth, crafty, Robespierre-like prefect of police who tries to catch the crusading count, Kosleck. To throw Loder off the scent, Aubert takes up the sword. In masculine attire (encased in tights, her shapely figure betrays her gender), the countess proves an able substitute

for her husband. Loder is fine as the wry and witty villain bent on entrapment, and Kosleck (whose rodent-like face was customarily employed to play Josef Goebbels or some other high-ranking Nazi) is surprisingly effective and graceful in a rare heroic role. The salon sets and costumes are well

executed, and there is action apace. This is generally regarded to be the most prestigious picture to emerge from poverty-row producer PRC. It was the last personal production of that studio's production chief, Fromkess. It made the company more than a million dollars, its biggest grosser ever.

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