Monte Cristo (1922 film)

Monte Cristo is a 1922 American silent drama film produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation and directed by Emmett J. Flynn. It is based on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, which was adapted by 19th century thespian Charles Fechter and written for this screen version by Bernard McConville. John Gilbert plays the hero with Estelle Taylor as the leading lady. This film was long thought lost until a print surfaced in the Czech Republic. The film has been released on DVD, packaged with Gilbert's 1926 MGM film Bardelys the Magnificent.[1][2][3]

Monte Cristo
John Gilbert and Virginia Brown Faire
Directed byEmmett J. Flynn
Produced byWilliam Fox
Written byCharles Fechter (play)
Alexander Salvini (adaptation)
Bernard McConville (scenario)
Based onThe Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas
StarringJohn Gilbert
CinematographyLucien Andriot
Release date
April 1, 1922 (premiere)
September 3, 1922
April 1927 (re-release)
Running time
1hr 40 min
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



  1. Monte Cristo at
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
  3. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Monte Cristo
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