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Mask of the Avenger (1951)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, History | 27 June 1951 (USA)
During the European revolutionary fervor of 1848, Italian Captain Renato Dimorna tries to avenge his father's death, goes against the corrupt local military governor Larocca and prevents an Austrian military invasion.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

Jesse Lasky Jr. (screenplay), Ralph Gilbert Bettison (adaptation) (as Ralph Bettinson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Derek ... Capt. Renato Dimorna
Anthony Quinn ... Viovanni Larocca
Jody Lawrance ... Maria d'Orsini
Arnold Moss ... Colardi
Eugene Iglesias ... Rollo D'Anterras
Dickie LeRoy Dickie LeRoy ... Jacopo
Harry Cording ... Zio d'Orsini
Ian Wolfe ... Signor Donner
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In 1848, the northern Italian region of Casamare is facing an imminent military invasion by the neighboring Austrian army. In the town-square of Casamare, at the statue of the famed Italian hero Count of Monte Cristo, the local military governor, Viovanni Larocca, is holding a patriotic speech in order to bolster the people's morale and to fund-raise more money for the Italian army. Most people have complete trust in their military governor. However, Larocca is summoned to the luxurious estate of Count Dimorna, one of the leading noblemen of Italy, whose son, army captain Renato Dimorna is on leave. At Count Dimorna's castle, military governor Larocca is confronted by an angry Dimorna who accuses Larocca of treason. His proof is a letter from the enemy to Larocca confirming large transfers of money made to a personal Swiss account in Larocca's name. Larocca murders Dimorna and makes it appear as if the count committed suicide because the count's guilty conscience of being the real ... Written by nufs68

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Monte Cristo lives ... fights ... loves ... again !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La espada de Montecristo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Interesting
11 December 2000 | by Melissa AliceSee all my reviews

It's a pretty good movie, with swordplay, secrets, murder, and horseback riding...reminiscent of the old Zorro movies. There's a bit of romance, too.

Good over all.


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