We are taking a break from the watch-along as I am here to participate in Fritzi at Movie Silently's Swashathon! A blogathon of swashbuckling adventure! I love swashbucklers so as soon as I saw this I knew I had to participate!
When you look at me, or even if you know me, you think, "MC, the mystery girl. The girl who does not like romances." I am the person who goes around saying that I don't like romances! But, I have this secret hidden romantic side.
How did I figure this out? Well, I like to figure out what my top five favorite movies and books are, in case anyone ever asks me. When I ask my sisters what their top five favorite movies are, they say, "I don't know, I never think about it." I think about it all the time!
Then I realized (okay, my mom sort of pointed it out) that my top five favorite movies:
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
STAR WARS: A New Hope (1977)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Are all romances, or at least the tiniest bit, or they have sequels that are romances. I know, crazy.
Then I started thinking about my top five favorite fictional books. Two of those are romances.
So, I guess I like romances, especially swashbuckling romances, but let's get this straight, I only like really good romances.
Anyway, enough of all that nonsense. I am here to review a movie! (One of my top five!)
The Son of Monte Cristo (1940):
The unofficial sequel to The Count of Monte Cristo, based on the book by Jules Lermina:
"It has to work!"
The Grand Duchess Zona is a prisoner in her own castle. General Gurko Lannen has taken over and has all the guards under his command, and he wants Zona to marry him! Zona needs help. She goes out for a ride but plans to go further, until her coach gets upset! Just then, the Count of Monte Cristo's son, Edmond, rides by. He gives her his help, while falling in love with her. When things go wrong, Edmond joins the Torch, a rebel newspaper trying to help get Lichtenburg back into Zona's hands. Edmond will pretend he is helping Gurko Lanen, while he is actually helping Zona. Will it work?
"I'm beginning to wonder which me is me!"
As it happens: "My father was the best swordsman in France!"
Genre: Action, Adventure, Swashbuckler, Romance.
Costumes: 9, lovely!
Script: 9, only one or two bad words.
"You ruffian! ... My poor lamb!"
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Produced by: Edward Small
Written by: George Bruce
Louis Hayward as Edmond Dantès, Jr.
Joan Bennett as Grand Duchess Zona.
George Sanders as General Gurko Lanen
Florence Bates as Countess Mathilde
Lionel Royce as Col. Zimmerman
Montagu Love as Baron Von Neuhoff
Ian Wolfe as Conrad Stadt
Music by: Edward Ward
"The horses are not the best."
"Can they walk?"
Storyline: 8, there is some fighting, smoking, death, and kissing, but I love the storyline! My sister claims it is a "cheesy" movie, but it most certainly is not!
Good For: Romantics, People who like swashbucklers!
Overall Score: 9!
Please watch this movie! It is a great one!
Also, be sure to go check out all the fun at Movies Silently!
For these few days I made a header with the classic quote from this movie:
It looks more like a pirate theme than I expected, but it is okay.
Thanks for reading!