Son of Monte Cristo (1940)

STARRING:
Joan Bennett, Louis Hayward
DIRECTED BY:
Rowland V. Lee
GENRE:
Drama
Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett and George Sanders headline this Oscar-nominated adventure tale set in the Balkans. Revered director Rowland V. Lee (Son of Frankenstein, Tower of London) keeps the action brisk as the Count of Monte Cristo tries to defeat a bullying dictator, and win a beautiful woman in the process. Also, look for Clayton Moore, TV's Lone Ranger, in one of his earliest roles! (BW)