Cinema: Also Showing

The Son of Monte Cristo (United Artists). Taking up where his lively parent left off, the son of Monte Cristo (Louis Hay ward) finds Joan Bennett ensnarled in the political dirty work of the principality of Lichtenburg during the days of Bismarck and Louis Napoleon. Like California's Zorro, he acts the fop in public, climbs into a black hood in private, lashes out at intrigue with his lethal, hardworking sword. Because nothing, including the eventual death of scheming, scar-faced Gurko Lanen (George Sanders), comes as a surprise, a certain necessary element of suspense is missing from these adventures.

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