Count of Monte Cristo, The

The pseudonym of Edmond Dantes, an innocent Frenchman unjustly sent to prison by scheming politicians in the days of Napoleon.


Years later, escaping from his captors and with a fortune in gold and jewels found in a cave on the Isle of Monte Cristo, he traveled the road of revenge back to the place of his betrayal and the woman he loved.

George Dolenz starred in THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO/SYN/1955-56, the syndicated television series based on the novel “The Count of Monte Cristo” (1845) by Alexander Dumas.

Alan Badel as Edmond Dantès appeared in THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO/BBC/1964, a 12 episode adaptation of the classic tale.

In the 1970s, the Hallmark Company sponsored a TV-movie remake of this classic tale starring Richard Chamberlain.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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