The Count of Monte Cristo was a 1956 ITC Entertainment/TPA television series adapted very loosely from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, adapted by Sidney Marshall. It premiered in the UK in early 1956 and ran for 39 thirty-minute episodes. The first twelve episodes were filmed in the United States, at the Hal Roach studios, with the rest being filmed at ITC's traditional home of Elstree.
A 5-disc DVD set containing all thirty-nine episodes was released by Network Studio on 12 April 2010 (currently only in Region 2 PAL format; not yet available in the United States).
^Alan Keeling, Alan Collins, D.W. McGregor (August 2006). "The Count of Monte Cristo". UK Historical TV Adventure series. The Classic TV Archive. Archived from the original on 21 April 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2008.