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Count of Monte Cristo, The

Count of Monte Cristo, The

Broadcast: 29th August 1938
Starring: Orson Welles
Added: Jun 13 2001

Written by Alexander Dumas this great adventure story of literature is directed by, stars and is produced by Orson Wells. It commences with Orson Wells giving us some interesting background of the life of Alexander Dumas.

The year was 1815. Edmond Dantes was the first mate of the "Pharaoh" bound for Marseille. The day they left on the journey the ship's captain was attacked by a fever and died within three days. Before his death, the captain's last instruction was for them to stop at the Isle of Elba and to take a packet ashore. What was in the packet ... no-one knows.