Monte Cristo (1922 film)

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Monte Cristo
Monte Cristo (1922) 1.jpg
John Gilbert and Virginia Brown Faire
Directed by Emmett J. Flynn
Produced by William Fox
Written by Alexandre Dumas (novel Le comte de Monte Cristo)
Charles Fechter (play)
Alexander Salvini (adaptation)
Bernard McConville (scenario)
Starring John Gilbert
Cinematography Lucien Andriot
Release dates April 1, 1922 (premiere)
September 3, 1922
April 1927 (re-release)
Running time 10 reels (9,828 feet) (general)
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Monte Cristo is a 1922 silent film produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation and directed by Emmett J. Flynn. It is based on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, which was adapted by 19th century thespian Charles Fechter and written for this screen version by Bernard McConville. John Gilbert plays the hero with Estelle Taylor as the leading lady. This film was long thought lost until a print surfaced in the Czech Republic. The film has been released on DVD, packaged with Gilbert's 1926 MGM film Bardelys the Magnificent.[1][2] [3]



  1. ^ Monte Cristo at
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:Monte Cristo

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