by Henri Fescourt (France, 1929, 1ère époque : 2h03, 2ème époque : 1h35)
starring Jean Angelo, Lil Dagover, Gaston Modot, Marie Glory
Marseille, 1815. The victim of a jealous rival, first ship mate Edmond Dantès is falsely accused of plotting against the State on the very day of his engagement to the beautiful Mercédès and is thrown into prison at the Château d’If. There he meets Abbot Faria, who will make a rich man of him after his escape, many years later. From that moment onwards, he adopts a variety of identities and undertakes to punish those who have ruined his life.