Monday, January 6, 2014

Flick Pick: The Count Of Monte Cristo

The Count Of Monte Cristo
(ITC, 1975)

Another British TV movie version, again with Richard Chamberlain and Louis Jordan, and adding great supporting performances from Trevor Howard, Donald Pleasance, and Tony Curtis. They can't get their trains to run on time, but they can produce these kinds of A-list productions for TV when we were treated to such cultural high-water marks as Charlie's Angels and The Dukes Of Hazzard, and 40 years later there still isn't a studio in Hollywood that seems able to produce a movie remake of this fit for viewing by man nor beast. Enjoy the best and skip the rest.

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