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Story of the Count of Monte Cristo, The
The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (original title Le comte de Monte Cristo) is a 1961 French-Italian two part movie, a screen adaptation of the famous novel by Alexandre Dumas, directed by Claude Autant-Lara and starring Louis Jourdan and Yvonne Furneaux.
This page is for the 1961 French film starring Louis Jourdan. For the 1954 French film starring Jean Marais, see here. For the 1975 British film starring Richard Chamberlain see here. For the 1979 French mini-series starring Jacques Weber, see here. For the 1998 French miniseries starring Gerard Depardieu, see here. For the 2002 English-language film starring James Caviezel, see here.
The following weapons were used in the film The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo:
Chatellerault Cavalry Model 1833 Percussion Cap Pistol
When Edmond Dantès (Louis Jourdan) and smuggler Mario (Franco Silva) land on the island of Monte Cristo, Dantès carries a Chatellerault Cavalry Model 1833 percussion cap pistol, identified by the typical shape of the grip with the lanyard ring and the faceted barrel. The barrel is shorter than on the standard model, possibly being cut down to about a half of the original length. In the following scene when the duo explore the treasure cave, this pistol is carried by Mario due to a continuity error.
Percussion Cap Pistol
When Dantès and Mario embark on the island of Monte Cristo, Mario carries a Percussion Cap Pistol of unclear model. In the following scene, this pistol is carried by Dantès due to a continuity error. Same pistol is used by Dantès, now as the Count of Monte Cristo, in the scene in Caderousse's inn. The general appearance of the pistol allows to guess that it's likely a flintlock cavalry pistol converted to a percussion cap lock.
Percussion Dueling Pistol
Two sets of Percussion Dueling Pistols are seen in the scene of the planned duel between Count of Monte Cristo and Albert de Mortcerf. Fernand de Mortcerf (Jean-Claude Michel) takes one of these pistols.
St.Etienne Mle 1842 Percussion Cap Musket
When Edmond Dantès (Louis Jourdan) and Mario (Franco Silva) explore the island in search of the treasures, both are armed with percussion cap muskets. Dantès' musket appears to be a St.Etienne Mle 1842 (a close-up of the lock allows to differ it from an Mle 1822T that was converted from a flintlock musket). This gun lacks the muzzle cap (maybe this detail was just lost). Unlike it, Mario's gun retains the muzzle cap in common French style. The lock of Mario's musket is seen only marginally that doesn't allow to say for sure if this is an Mle 1822T or Mle 1842.
Flintlock Hunting Musket 1
In a flashback scene that depicts the story of Abbot Faria (Henri Guisol) how he became a witness of the pirates hiding their treasures on the island of Monte Cristo (yes, such a ridiculous crossover with the Treasure Island), Faria carries a Flintlock Musket. This gun looks similar to Charleville Muskets but has shorter handguard, possibly being a military gun converted into a hunting one (rather than purposedly build Flintlock Fowler).
Flintlock Hunting Musket 2
In the flashback scene, Abbot Faria's unnamed and uncredited companion holds a hunting musket with long thin barrel and short handguard. The lock is seen very unclear, but it's more likely a flintlock than a percussion cap lock.
The soldiers, escorting Edmond Dantès to the Castle If, are armed with muskets with bayonets. In the abovementioned flashback scene, the pirates on the island of Monte Criso are also armed with muskets. In both cases, the locks aren't seen, and it's impossible to say if the guns have flintlocks or percussion cap locks.