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Classic Adaptations: The Count of Monte Cristo

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Classic Adaptations: The Count of Monte Cristo

This vintage black & white adaptation of the Alexandra Dumas classic was made in 1964 and remains the best version yet. The trouble with vintage television is that even those of us who like it feel obliged to make allowances: what might have seemed opulent when glimpsed through the snow of a fifteen-inch screen back in the day looks altogether shabbier viewed on a pin-sharp LCD monitor that takes up half the wall. The version of The Count of Monte Cristo, originally transmitted in 1964 is a case in point: it was a big deal back then, one of the...

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