The Count of Monte Cristo
Also known as [Monte Cristo]
B&W : Three reels
Directed by Colin Campbell
Cast: Hobart Bosworth [Edmond Dantes], George Hernandez, William T. Santschi (Tom Santschi), Robert Chandler (James Robert Chandler), Al E. Garcia (Allan Garcia), William Hutchinson, Roy Watson, Fred Huntly, Frank Clark, Eugenie Besserer, Bessie Eyton, Nicholas Cogley (Nick Cogley), Lillian Hayward, Herbert Rawlinson
The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Colin Campbell, from the novel Le comte de Monte Cristo (The Count of Monte Cristo) by Alexandre Dumas (père). Cinematography by [?] Francis Boggs? / Released 14 October 1912. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / A remake of Selig’s Monte Cristo (1908). Selig brought this film to market before the Famous Players version, The Count of Monte Cristo (1913). Famous Players brought suit against Selig and won, forcing the destruction of the negative and all circulating prints of this film.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Authors: Alexandre Dumas - Boats - Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) - USA: California - Water
Listing updated: 9 June 2008.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0810; Blum-Silent pp. 31, 35; Lahue-Selig pp. 110-117; Niver-Early p. 67; Robinson-Palace pp. 144, 146; Tarbox-Lost pp. 103, 107; Weaver-Twenty p. 50.