The Count of Monte Cristo (TV series)

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The Count of Monte Cristo
Created by Sidney Marshall
Starring George Dolenz
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 39
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) ITC Entertainment
TPA
Broadcast
Original channel ATV
Original run 20 February 1956  – 7 December 1956

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.[1]

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).

ITC produced a film based on the same source-material, The Count of Monte-Cristo, in 1975.

Main cast[edit]

Minor guest stars who would go on to later fame included Patrick Troughton, Stratford Johns, Cyril Shaps, Anthony Newlands, John Barrard, Raf De La Torre and Nigel Davenport.

Episode list[edit]

  1. A Toy for the Infanta
  2. Marseilles
  3. The Luxembourg Affair
  4. The Texas Affair
  5. The Mazzini Affair
  6. The Carbonari
  7. The Devil's Emissary
  8. Bordeaux
  9. Flight to Calais
  10. Albania
  11. Niples
  12. The Art of Terror
  13. The Experiment
  14. Mecklenburg
  15. The Portuguese Affair
  16. Lichtenburg
  17. Burgundy
  18. Majorca
  19. Sicily
  20. A Matter of Justice
  21. Athens
  22. The Talleyrand Affair
  23. The Island
  24. The Barefoot Empress
  25. The Brothers
  26. Monaco
  27. Point, Counter Point
  28. The Black Death
  29. Victor Hugo
  30. Return to the Chateau D'if
  31. The Pen and the Sword
  32. The Sardinian Affair
  33. The Affair of the Three Napoleons
  34. The Dubarry Affair
  35. The First Train to Paris
  36. The Golden Blade
  37. The Duel
  38. Andorra
  39. An Affair of Honour

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 

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