The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
Actors: Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, Florence Bates, Clayton Moore
Runtime: 102 min.
The Grand Duchess of Zona (Joan Bennett) is denied her rightful throne by the dictator General. Gurko (George Sanders). When she tries to flee the country, the Count of Monte Cristo comes to her aid and conspires to help her bring down Gurko.
Trivia: George Sanders went on to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. This film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction. Based on story by Alexander Dumas.