CTVA UK - "The Count Of Monte Cristo" (1956-57) George Dolenz US/UK swashbuckler

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The Count of Monte Cristo (1956-57) 
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Alan Keeling, Alan Collins, D.W. McGregor
Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
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Television Programs of America, Inc. (TPA) /Fuillton TV/Vision
in co-operation with
Incorporated Television Programme Company Ltd (ITP) (Lew Grade)
Executive Producer Hal Roach Jr (eps 1-7)
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess
Produced by Sidney Marshall (US episodes)
Produced by Sidney Marshall and Dennis Vance (early UK episodes)
Produced by Dennis Vance (later UK episodes)
Production Supervisor Rudolph Flothow

filmed at the Hal Roach studios, Hollywood, California, USA (eps 1-12)
filmed at National Studios, Elstree, England, UK (eps 13-39)

adapted from the world famous classic by Alexandre Dumas

US/UK Swashbuckling Adventure series for children
1956-57 39 episodes x 30 min bw
first 12 episodes filmed in US
remaining 27 episodes filmed in UK
starring
George Dolenz
as Edmond Dantes alias 'The Count of Monte Cristo'
with
Nick Cravat as Jacopo (ep 1 plus many UK eps 13-39)
Robert Cawdron as Rico (UK eps 13-39)
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recurring cast:
Fortunio Bonanova as Mario (US eps 1-3)
Henry Corden as Carlo (US eps 5-12)
(Note: Henry Corden was the 2nd voice of Fred Flinstone in "The Flintones"
after Alan Reed )

Directors included:
Charles Bennett, Dennis Vance, David MacDonald, Sidney Salkow

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12 episodes
Produced by Sidney Marshall

The Count of Monte Cristo: [01] THE AFFAIR OF THE THREE NAPOLEONS (pilot episode)
copyright 1955 (filmed in the USA)
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess
Original Story and Teleplay by Sidney Marshall
Directed by Bud Boetticher (later known as Budd)
Starring: George Dolenz
Guest Star:
Faith Domergue .......... Renée Morell
Guest Cast:
Fortunio Bonanova ....... Mario (recurring)
Nick Cravat ............. Jacopo (recurring)
John Sutton ............. De Villefort
Paul Cavanagh ........... Morrell
Opening Screen:
"In the year 1834, rumblings of rebellion threatened the throne of France. It was a time of intrigue,
conspiracy and secret rendezvous."

Synopsis:
When her father is brutally murdered beautiful Renee Morell goes to the Count of Monte Cristo, one of her father's
oldest friends for help. The only clues to the killers are three gold coins which she found clutched to her father's hand.

The Count of Monte Cristo: [02] THE PEN AND THE SWORD
1956 (filmed in the USA)
Directed by Charles Bennett
Starring: George Dolenz
Guest Cast:
Fortunio Bonanova ....... Mario (recurring)
Leslie Bradley .......... Minister of Justice
Mary Ellen Kay .......... Charmaine
Pat Wright .............. Henrietta
John Bleifer ............ Dubois
The Count of Monte Cristo uncovers the theft of two million francs
in army funds and settles his account with General Beaclair, one of
those responsible. Now, using the alias Veritas, his prime target
is Minister of Justice Bonjean, the mastermind behind the theft.

The Count of Monte Cristo: [03] THE DE BERRY AFFAIR
1956 (filmed in the USA)
Starring: George Dolenz
Guest Cast:
Fortunio Bonanova ....... Mario (recurring)
Susan Cummings .......... Duchess De Berry
Walter Kingsford ........ Louis
Anthony Caruso .......... Thiers
Peter Gray .............. Sevier
Peter Brocco ............ Dubois
Robert Human ............ Lieutenant
The Count foils an attempt to assassinate King Louis Phillipe. The
assassin claims to have been hired by the beautiful Duchess De Berry,
the King's niece, and daughter of the ex-King of France. The Duchess
is arrested and sentenced to death. Then the King asks Monte Cristo
to rescue her from prison.

The Count of Monte Cristo: [04] THE BLACK DEATH
1956 (filmed in the USA)
Starring: George Dolenz
Guest Cast:
Herbert Rudley ......... De Rousse
Tom Browne ............. Malherb
Lewis Martin ........... Perrier
David Leonard .......... Gautier
Ruth Swanson ........... Madame Rousse
The plague has struck Paris. When it becomes obvious that Malherb,
the Minister of Health, has been lining his own pockets at the
expense of the sick, the Count of Monte Cristo decides to expose
him - but Malberb has sent assassins with instructions to kill the Count.

The Count of Monte Cristo:
[05] AFFAIR OF HONOR (note: US spelling of 'honor')
1956 (filmed in the USA)
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Henry Corden as Carlo
Guest Cast:
Bob Clarke ............. Ferrer
John Warburton ......... Debray
Yvette Dugay ........... Marie
Frank Wilcox ........... Beaumont
Maxine Cooper .......... Susan
Charles Meredith ....... Von Humbolt
When a young man is killed fighting a duel by poison on the sword's
point, his adversary is arrested for murder. The Count uncovers
evidence that convinces him that the man is innocent. The Count is
then threatened by the Law, accused of helping the man escape.

The Count of Monte Cristo: [06] FIRST TRAIN TO PARIS
1956 (filmed in the USA)
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Henry Corden as Carlo
Guest Cast:
John Eldgredge ......... Gerald
Adrienne Marden ........ Elise
John Hoyt .............. Cordot
Paul Shepherd .......... Verdis
The advent of the first steam locomotion engine in Paris causes
great excitement. Its trial run is eagerly awaited by the nation.
Then the Count of Monte Cristo is appraised of a news story which
states that the steam engine has exploded en route to Paris. A story
printed six hours before the explosion is supposed to have happended.

The Count of Monte Cristo: [07] THE SARDINIA AFFAIR
1956 (filmed in the USA)
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Henry Corden as Carlo
Guest Cast:
Paul Picerni ........... Patrini
Lita Milan ............. Teresa
Carleton G. Young ...... D'Alba
Jack Kruschen .......... Madroff
Arriving on the Island of Sardinia in response to an urgent message
from his friend, Mario, the Count of Monte Cristo finds Mario
murdered, shot in the back by an arrow. Aldo Patrini has been charged
with the murder. The Count is not convinced and he launches an
investigation of his own.

The Count of Monte Cristo: [08] RETURN TO CHATEAU D'IF
1956 (filmed in the USA)
Story and Teleplay by Aubrey Wisberg
Directed by Sidney Salkow
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Henry Corden as Carlo
Guest Cast:
Nancy Hale ........... Marguerite
Liam Sullivan ........ Duke of Renaldi
Pierre Watkins ....... Charcot
Kem Dibbs ............ Rabat
Ian McDonald ......... Bardet _OR_ Borden
Cyril de Lavanti ..... Abbe Faria
Allen Pinson ......... Lantini
While travelling to meet his future bride, the Duke of Renaldi is
abducted and thrown anonymously into thedungeons of the Chateau
d'If. His Fiancée does not believe that he is dead and the
Count of Monte Cristo agrees to search for him and effects his
reinstatement to the dungeon where he spent twelve years as a prisoner

The Count of Monte Cristo: [09] THE GOLDEN BLADE
1956 (filmed in the USA)
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Henry Corden as Carlo
Henry Corden ........... Carlo (recurring)
Glenn Langan ........... Lassino
Patricia Hardy ......... Cecile
Alan Wells ............. D'Avril
Philip Van Zant ........ Prosecutor
Kim Spalding ........... Esco
The Count becomes interested when the Army Paymaster's gold shipment
is stolen by bandits and Lassino, a young sergeant is accused of the
crime. The Count knows the young man and is convinced of his
innocence despite overwhelming - but he has just five days to prove Lassino.

The Count of Monte Cristo: [10] ANDORRA
1956 (filmed in the USA)
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Henry Corden as Carlo
Guest Cast:
Peter Mamakos .......... Victor
Susan Seaforth ......... Susan
John Ernest Crawford ... Gerald
Nestor Paiva ........... Louis
Harry Lauter ........... Bouchet
Nolan Leary ............ Porello
Responding to a request for help from his old friend, the Duke of
Andorra, Monte Cristo arrives too late. The Duke has been murdered
by his own brother and his children have run off. The Count must
find them before their evil uncle does.

The Count of Monte Cristo: [11] THE DUEL
1956 (filmed in the USA)
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Henry Corden as Carlo
Guest Cast:
Stacy Harris ........... Rolla
Claudia Barrett ........ Odette
Gar(?) Moore ........... Marnet
Michael Whalen ......... Balbec
John Hamilton .......... Vicomte de Combray
David Hoffman .......... Michaud
Four men have been marked for death. One by one, provoked by insults
made in public, they have fought duels and have all been killed by
a deadly cold-blooded duelist. Determined to find out what is behind.
it, the Count allows himself to be branded a coward in order to
prevent the death of a fifth victim, a friend of his.

The Count of Monte Cristo: [12] VICTOR HUGO
1956 (filmed in the USA)
Directed by Sidney Salkow
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Henry Corden as Carlo
Guest Cast:
Keith Richards ......... Victor Hugo
Leonard Mudie .......... Cambrai
Paul Cavanagh .......... Du Chablon
Britt Lomond ........... De Crissac
Ian Wolfe .............. Polineaux
Rick Vallin ............ Tirelle
Pierce Lyden ........... Gendarme
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Production moved from Hollywood to England

Produced by Sidney Marshall and Dennis Vance (early UK episodes)
Produced by Dennis Vance (later UK episodes)

The Count of Monte Cristo: [13] A TOY FOR THE INFANTA (filmed in UK)
Directed by Charles Bennett
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Margaret Whiting ........ Queen Maria
Noel Willman ............ Don Carlos
Austin Trevor ........... Don Feliz
Gay Emma ................ The Infanta
Richard Caldicot ........ The Abbot
Olivia Irving ........... The Nurse
Gerard Heinz ............ The Ambassador
The King of Spain is on his death bed. His wife, Queen Maria, his
four-year old daughter the Infanta Isabella and his brother Don Carlos
await at the bedside. Don Carlos is ruthless and ambitious and he
plots to seize the throne for himself. Don Feliz, the Spanish
Ambassador asks Monte Cristo to protect the Infanta and to stop Don Carlos.
NOTE: This episode introduces series regular Robert Cawdron as Rico

The Count of Monte Cristo: [14] MARSEILLES (filmed in UK)
Directed by Charles Bennett
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Conrad Philips .......... Albert
Andre Mikhelson ......... Rousse
Patrick Troughton ....... Marcel
Simone Lovell ........... Yvonne
Dismissed from his post as French Consul because Spanish merchant
ships have been attacked by French pirates De Breve calls on his
friend, the Count for help. Aided by Albert, De Breve's son, the
Count, Jacopo and Rico go the sea to uncover a traitor.

The Count of Monte Cristo: [15] THE LUXEMBOURG AFFAIR (filmed in UK)
Directed by Dennis Vance
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Lloyd Lamble ........... General Ludovic
Maureen O'Reilly ....... Duchess Therese
Mary Laura Wood ........ Madeline
Alexis Bobrinskey ...... Petrov
Joseph Ryan ............ Captain of the Guard
Ann Lynn ............... Marianne
****** no synopsis available *******  

The Count of Monte Cristo: [16] THE TEXAS AFFAIR (filmed in UK)
Directed by Charles Bennett
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Macdonald Parke ........ John Crane
Betta St. John ......... Martha Crane
Reed de Rouen .......... Andre Soult
Henry Oscar ............ Henri Mate
Stanley Van Beers ...... French Prime Minister
****** no synopsis available *******

The Count of Monte Cristo: [17] THE MAZZINI AFFAIR (filmed in UK)
Directed by Dennis Vance
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Michael Aldridge ....... Mazzini
Maureen Connell ........ Carla
John Chandos ........... Reiker
Andrew Faulds .......... Friedrich
Milton Rosmer .......... Father Pietro
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The Count of Monte Cristo: [18] THE CARBONARI (filmed in UK)
Directed by Charles Bennett
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Percy Marmont .......... Henri Fauntello
William Franklyn ....... Dubroc
Patricia Marmont ....... Annette Fauntello
Arnold Bell ............ Villon
NOTE: Patricia was Percy Marmont's real-life daughter.
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The Count of Monte Cristo:  [19] THE DEVIL'S EMISSARY (filmed in UK) (Verified on Video)
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess
Produced by Sidney Marshall and Dennis Vance
original story and teleplay by Aubrey Wisberg
Directed by Dennis Vance
production supervisor Rudolph Flothhow
assistant director David Tomblin
director of photography Lionel Banes
art director Duncan Sutherland
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
John Sherman ............ Diabolo
Jan Holden .............. Marie
Ian Fleming ............. Louis Martel
Leslie Weston ........... Morant_OR_Moray
Rupert White ............ Revel
Peter Garstin ........... Dupré
Anthony Baird ........... Dardelle
Oliver Burt ............. Abbe
The scene: A Remote Valley in the French Alps 1832.
The Count encounters a case of messmerism.

The Count of Monte Cristo: [20] BORDEAUX (filmed in UK)
Directed by Charles Bennett
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Betty McDowell ......... Mercedes
Alan Wheatley .......... Bonnet
Walter Gotell .......... Florian
Noel Willman ........... Count de Morcef
Billy Milton ........... Jeweller
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The Count of Monte Cristo:  [21] FLIGHT TO CALAIS (filmed in UK)
Directed by David McDonald
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Ann Stephens ........... Anne
Adrienne Corri ......... Simone
Elaine Inescourt ....... Duchess
John Trevor ............ Paul
Max Brimmel ............ Brentano
Sidney Vivian ........... Innkeeper
Guest Star:
Hugh Williams .......... Milet
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The Count of Monte Cristo: [22] NAPLES (filmed in UK)
Directed by Dennis Vance
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Hildy Christian ........ Bianca
Maurice Kaufmann ....... Savini
Philip Leaver .......... Brosa / Questore
Raf de la Torre ........ Durracq
Patrick Jordan ......... Lackey
Nigel Davenport ........ Stranger
Halstan Crimmins ....... Bardo
Terence O'Regan ........ Assassin
The year is 1835 and the Count of Monte Cristo is sailing his yacht
in Neopolitan waters, intending to make a pilgrimage to that island
where, as Edmond Dantes, he discovered the wealth and fortune
which gave him fame and power.
(18Jan60 Tyne-Tees UK)
(14Dec61 Tyne-Tees UK, Thur 6:35 pm - repeat)

The Count of Monte Cristo: [23] ALBANIA (filmed in UK)
Directed by David McDonald
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Ralph Michael .......... Bogus Cristo
Christopher Steele ..... Gabrier
Jean Quick ............. Maritza
Peter Stephens ......... Hassan Ben Ali
Leslie Kyle ............ Landlord
David Lander ........... Jailer
John Garside ........... Baron Lhota
Lee Montague ........... Assassin
Murray Kash ............ Sentry
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The Count of Monte Cristo: [24] THE ART OF TERROR (filmed in UK)
Directed by Dennis Vance
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Andrew Faulds ......... Saveau
Julian Somers ......... Pierre Duval
Alastair Hunter ....... Captain
Vivian Matalon ........ Victor Gaulte
Anthony Baird ......... Corteau
Stanley Groome ........ Marat
Elvi Hale ............. Jeanine
George Skillan ........ Bergere
The setting is the seaport of Le Havre in the year 1836. To
the Count of Monte Cristo comes a terror-stricken girl, Jeanine
to beg his help in rescuing his brother.

The Count of Monte Cristo: [25] THE EXPERIMENT (filmed in UK)
Directed by David McDonald
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Diana Fairfax ........... Suzanne
Conrad Phillips ......... Pierre
Andre Van Gyseghem ...... Resson
Harriette Johns ......... Honore
Desmond Roberts ......... Marne
Joseph Ryan ............. Bonar
Randall Kinkead ......... Attendent
Richard Grant ........... Guard
A young research chemist Pierre Fresnay, and his wife Suzanne
are confidentlty awaiting the results of a treatise which
Pierre has sent to the Academy of Science. To their horror
Pierre is unexpectedly and imprisoned in the Bastille. Suzanne
takes her urgent problems to the Count of Monte Cristo.
(04Jan62 ITV Tyne-Tees UK, Thur 6:30 pm)

The Count of Monte Cristo: [26] MECKLENBURG (filmed in UK)
Directed by Charles Bennett
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Mary Steele ............ Helena
John Fabian ............ Ferdinand
Raymond Huntley ........ Reimer
Anthony Newlands ....... Frederick
Carl Bernard ........... Hesse
Margaretta Scott ....... The Queen
Peter Fontaine ......... Secretary
Mecklenberg's throne is free; his rightful heir is a young
woman, but she has a scheming uncle who wants the throne
himself - and he is prepared to go to any lengths to get it.         
(28Dec59 Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 7:00 pm)

The Count of Monte Cristo: [27] THE PORTUGUESE AFFAIR (filmed in UK)
Directed by ????????
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Patrick Troughton ..... Branza
Bill Nagy ............. Cuevos
Mercy Maystead ........ Teresa
Ben Williams .......... Cobbler
Barry Keegan .......... Ruiz
Leslie Perrins ........ Cavalo
Philip Lennard ........ Lopes
Richard Bebb .......... Dodge
****** no synopsis available *******

The Count of Monte Cristo: [28] LICHTENBURG (filmed in UK)
Directed by ???????
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Roderick Lovell ...... Franz
Stanley Van Beers .... Steiger
Margaret Whiting ..... Anna
Allan Cuthbertson .... Metz
Howell Davies ........ Farmer
Reginald Atkinson .... Doctor
Esmond Knight ........ Gustav
Jack Cunningham ...... Landlord
****** no synopsis available *******

The Count of Monte Cristo: [29] BURGUNDY (filmed in UK)
Directed by David McDonald
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Simone Lovell ........ Josette
Donna Andrews ........ Little Girl
William Franklyn ..... Phillipe
Walter Gotell ........ La Drue
Charles Lloyd Pack ... Borner
Charles Farrell ...... Cadeaux
Ian Ainsley .......... Neighbour
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The Count of Monte Cristo [30] MAJORCA (filmed in UK)
Directed by Dennis Vance
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Maureen Connell ...... Eugenie
John Barrard ......... Concierge
Philip Vickers ....... Rossi
Ian Bannen ........... Felipe
Paul Harwicke ........ Priest
Tony Sympson ......... News Vendor
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The Count of Monte Cristo:
[31] SICILY (filmed in UK)
Directed by Dennis Vance
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Alexander Gauge ....... Monevido
Eddie Byrne ........... Benedetto
Guy Verney ............ Cavalcanti
Maurice Kaufmann ...... Alfredo
Victor Platt .......... Jailer
Max Brimmel ........... Secchi
June Rodney ........... Eugenie
When the dashing Count and his faithful Jacopo are cast up on
the coast of Sicily, they find themselves in grave danger of
being executed by smugglers.
(23Nov59 Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 7:00 pm)
(01Feb62 Tyne-Tees UK, Thur 6:30 pm -repeat)

The Count of Monte Cristo: [32] A MATTER OF JUSTICE (filmed in UK)
Directed by David McDonald
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Michael Anderson, Jr. ... Lt. Lenz
Beverly Gregg ........... Madame Lenz
John Phillips ........... Major du Valle
Ronald Adam ............. General Le Claire
Alan Wheatley ........... Colonel Michelle
Charles Carson .......... Maurice Ronda
Colin Douglas ........... Captain Bodine
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The Count of Monte Cristo: [33] POINT COUNTER POINT (filmed in UK)
Directed by Dennis Vance
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Betty McDowell ......... Simone
John Loder ............. Danglers
Frank Carriello ........ Vittorio
John Longden ........... Marat
Raymond Young .......... Armand
Leo Franklin* .......... Innkeeper
Frank Barnes ........... Captain Joubert
Stuart Mitchell ........ Renault
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Note: * Leo Franklin was William Franklyn's father

The Count of Monte Cristo: [34] THE TALLEYRAND AFFAIR (filmed in the UK)
Directed by Dennis Vance
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Finlay Currie .......... Palmerston
Patricia Laffan ........ Duchess of Maastricht
Malcolm Keen ........... Talleyrand
Ferdy Mayne ............ Baron Garonne
Patrick Morgan ......... Paul
The Count and his friends have been entristed by the King of
France to deliver an important message to the British Government
- a message so vital that failure to deliver it could mean the
outbreak of war in Europe. Monte Cristo knows this - but things
start to go look black when they run into an ambush at an inn.
They manage to fight their way free, and on reaching London,
the Count, finds himself the victim of the beautiful but
treacherous Duchess of Maastricht.
NOTE:
Patricia Laffan starrred in the 1954 film "Devil Girl From Mars"
(08Feb60 Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 7:00 pm)
(21Sep61 Tyne-Tees UK, Thur - repeat)

The Count of Monte Cristo: [35] THE ISLAND (filmed in UK)
Directed by Charles Bennett
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Patricia Laffan ........ Duchess of Maastricht
Robert Brown ........... Valpezzo
Michael Mellinger ...... Bonaparte
Max Brimmel ............ Dubois
Patrick Troughton ...... The Ferret
Rita Webb .............. Fisherwoman
Garry Thorne ........... First Corsican
The Count is horrified to learn that Rico (Robert Cawdron), one
of his closest friends, has been kdnapped by two Corsican bandits,
and is being tortured in an effort to make him disclose the
whereabouts of the Monte Cristo treasure. The Count decides that
an immediate rescue attempt is necessary - whatever the danger.
(02Nov59 Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 7:00 pm)

The Count of Monte Cristo: [36] ATHENS (filmed in UK)
Written by Endré Bohem and Louis Vittes
Directed by Dennis Vance
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Diarmuid Kelly .......... Constantine
Reed de Rouen ........... Baron von Hanstein
Louise Gainsborough ..... Elena
Elwyn Brook-Jones ....... Palamas
Cyril Shaps ............. Zorba
Reginald Jessup ......... Demtrios
Michael Brooke .......... Niki
A frightened antique dealer in Athens withholds an
important discovery.
(12July57 Associated-Rediffusion London UK, Thursday 5.30pm)

The Count of Monte Cristo: [37] THE BAREFOOT EMPRESS (filmed in UK)
Directed by Charles Bennett
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Jane Griffiths ......... Anna
Robert Brown ........... Baron Buray
Carl Bernard ........... Latoure
Brian Rawlinson ........ Equerry
Ewan Solon ............. Tall Man
Moyra Lynd ............. Eugenia
****** no synopsis available *******

1.38 The Count of Monte Cristo: MONACO (filmed in UK)
Produced by Dennis Vance
Written by Endré Bohem and Louis Vittes
Directed by Charles Bennett
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Patricia Laffan ......... Madame Sablon
Adrienne Corri .......... Gabrielle
Lloyd Lamble ............ Armand
Lee Montague ............ Villon
Charles Lamb ............ Jacques Menard
Arthur Young ............ Dukas
Allan Whittaker ......... Mollett
Stratford Johns ......... Gendarme
Michael Alexander ....... Croupier
Synopsis 1:
The Count is worried by certain foreigners in Monaco who are
intent on changing bad notes.
Synopsis 2:
Jacques Menard, is an elderly printer with a pretty young wife
who is extravagant and impatient. She is getting money from a
mysterious source which turns out to be helping pass counterfeit
notes at the Casino. One night when she is there, the Count
comes to Monte Carlo, looks up his old friend Menard and takes
him to the Casino for an evening out ...
(26July57 ITV Associated-Rediffusion London UK, Thurs 5.30pm)
(12Oct59 ITV Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 7:00pm)

The Count of Monte Cristo: [39] THE GRECIAN GIFT -aka- THE BROTHERS (filmed in UK)
Directed by Dennis Vance
Starring: George Dolenz; with: Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron
Guest Cast:
Conrad Phillips ......... Antoine/ Francois
Mary Steele ............. Suzanne
Noel Howlett ............ Phillipe
Douglas Wilmer .......... Marrat
Peter Halliday .......... Secretary
Frank Pemberton ......... Woodcutter
Frederick Tripp ......... Groom
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One of several children's swashbuckling adventure series
made by Lew Grade's ITC around this time.
Others included:-


The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marius Goring) 18 episodes 1954
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Richard Greene) 143 episodes 1955-60
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (William Russell) 30 episodes 1956-57
The Buccaneers (Robert Shaw as Capt. Dan Tempest) 39 episodes 1956-57
Sword of Freedom (Edmund Purdom) 39 episodes 1957
William Tell (Conrad Phillips) 39 episodes 1957
Sir Francis Drake (Terence Morgan) 26 episodes 1962
Other companies produced :-
The Adventures of Long John Silver (Robert Newton) 26 episodes 1955
The Gay Cavalier (Christian Marquand) 13 episodes 1956
Ivanhoe (Roger Moore) 39 episodes 1958
Richard The Lionheart (Dermot Walsh) 39 episodes 1962


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