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Count of Monte Cristo, The

Of the twenty-odd versions that have been made of this aristo-revenge chestnut, this is about the sixteenth, courtesy The Lord Thy Grade, with Richard Chamberlain and his improbably curly hair stomping about extremely echoey sets as the titular banged-up ponce, Trevor Howard as the crusty old feller who gives him the map, and Donald Pleasence as Danglars. Again with the semi-puns!

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