Great Film Horrible Copy
Russell C. Longmire | Houston, Texas United States | 12/13/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great George Sanders, as the bad guy, and Louis Hayward, as the good guy, film shot in the 1940's. It even has Clayton Moore (the Lone Ranger) in an early role showing his face (for those of us who were fans of the Lone Ranger but never saw his face). I've always liked this film. It has a plot line similar to the Prisoner of Zenda. George Sanders is always great as a villian. It was a low budget B film but the director and actors did good with what they had. That is the up side. The down side is that Cheezy Flicks Ent copy of this film is marginal at best. Its such a bad copy that after watching the first 10 minutes I had enough and stopped the film. I gave it away at as a white elephant gift. A bad copy of a good film is still a bad copy. It looks like a copy of a copy of a copy. This film is one that someone like Artisian should restore and release again. But instead of buying this copy you should run away as fast as your feet can carry you.
Marengo Films has just released this film as part of a two film set and the copy is excellent. Forget this one and buy that one."
An Excellent Classic!
Tricecakes | IL | 06/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a B & W classic starring Louis Hayward as the son of Count Of Monte Cristo. The son stumbles upon the knowledge that the wicked general of Litchenburg was plotting to become king by forcing marriage to the queen Zona and by killing anyone who got in his way. Of course One of the major heros in this film is the son of the great Count, so he exhibits the same strength, sword fighting skills, and honor of his father. This is an excellent movie plot filled with drama, romance, betrayal, and action. Louis Hayward has to disguise himself as a fool in order to uncover the evil general's plan. This disguise is similar to the fool's disguise of the recent remake of the Scarlet Pimpernel. This is another great movie that we have added to our classic collection."