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The treasure of the Count of Monte-Cristo

1961

The treasure of the Count of Monte-Cristo (1961)

A classic story, told with a twist.

Puppet animation by Joop Geesink's Dollywood for scooters.

Classic story, but told differently.

This film humorously explains the real treasure of the Count of Monte-Cristo: a scooter of Lambretta, the Innocenti.

Beautiful decors and atmospherically depicted.

Even without comments, the video is easy to follow. Unfortunately in this period it was traditon to tell what was shown. Even in advance a title card was made to introduce the story. This one writes: "Once upon a time there was a certain nobleman, a good young man, but he was the victim of a conspiracy, he was tried and, although innocent, convicted. Until ..."

Trivia

Joop Geesink used to came up with a nice story and was looking for a sponsor. After all, which treasure the Count retrieves from the coffin, can be exchanged for any other advertiser. Now it is a scooter. Once Joop Geesink told this anecdote. He visited a potential customer and told the story of the Count of Montecristo with a lot of verve. Geesink was convinced that his version was a great success. When he had told his plot, it turned out that the client had never heard of this classic story. History doesn't tell if it eventually became this customer.

The treasure of the Count of Monte-Cristo (1961)

Dead

Joop Geesink's films are always cute and and told in a funny way. Yet sometimes someone dies in the story. That's what happens in this film. The audience just accepted that.

The treasure of the Count of Monte-Cristo (1961)
The treasure of the Count of Monte-Cristo (1961)
The treasure of the Count of Monte-Cristo (1961)
The treasure of the Count of Monte-Cristo (1961)

Credits

                                          Title:Il Tesoro del Conte di Montecristo
Client:Lambretta rijwielen
Year of production1961
Duration:4 minuten
Music:Unknown
Art director: Unknown
                                       Animation:Jószef Misik
Pippets:Harry Tolsma
Format:35 mm, Technicolor
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