Skip to main content
Classics and discoveries from around the world, thematically programmed with special features, on a streaming service brought to you by the Criterion Collection.
The Count of Monte Cristo
Directed by Rowland V. Lee • 1934 • United States
Starring Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern
En garde! Alexandre Dumas’s classic tale of injustice and retribution gets a stirring adaptation in this spirited swashbuckler. Robert Donat stars as officer Edmond Dantes, who is imprisoned on the island fortress of Monte Cristo after he is falsely accused of conspiring with Napoleon. When a dying fellow inmate informs him of a secret treasure, Dantes hatches a cunning plot to use the riches to exact elaborate revenge on those who wronged him. THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO vividly captures the adventure, romance, and historical color of Dumas’s immortal novel.